CURRICULAR GUIDE

Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0152  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

The certificate program consists of courses in aging and human services.  It
is designed for persons who have achieved a degree and wish to focus their
skills in gerontology.  Two semesters of field placement are included.  It
takes four semesters to complete this curriculum, not including summers.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

Contact the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 29 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
GERO 100    Introduction to Human Aging                                      3
GERO 101    Programs/Services for Aging                                      3
GERO 203    Physical/Mental Health Aging                                     3
GERO 282    Gerontology Practicum I (See Note 1)                             4
GERO 284    Gerontology Practicum II                                         4
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
SOWK 203    Social Work Interviewing                                         3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 3 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Professional Related Courses (See Note 2)                3 Credits
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   32

1.    There is an application process and guidelines for admission into field
      placement. Students should meet with a program advisor to assist in
      developing a plan to meet all field placement prerequisites. Field
      placement applications are due by April 1 for admission to Fall field
      placement. Application packets with current requirements are available
      beginning in January from the Human, Health and Public Service Careers
      Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175. Contact a
      program advisor for further information.
2.    Students may choose from any GERO-prefix courses numbered GERO 128-199.
3.    GERO 282 and GERO 284 must be completed with a minimum 2.5 grade or
      better. All other required GERO, HUSE, and SOWK courses must be
      completed with a minimum 2.0 grade or better.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
GERO 100          GERO 101          GERO 282          GERO 284
HUSE 100          GERO 203          WRIT 121          Lim.Ch.
HUSE 101          SOWK 203          Lim.Ch.