CURRICULUM GUIDE

Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0152  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

The certificate program consists of courses in aging and human services. It is
designed for persons who wish to obtain knowledge and skills to work with
senior adults. The curriculum is aligned with the standards set forth by the
National Organization for Human Service Education and the Council for
Standards in Human Service Education. Two semesters of field placement are
included. It takes four semesters to complete this certificate, not including

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1750, 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
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 282    Human Services Practicum I (See Note 1)                          4
HUSE 284    Human Services Practicum II                                      4
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/practicum. Students should meet with a program advisor to
      assist in developing a plan to meet 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 Health and Human Services Department,
      Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750. Contact a program advisor
      for further information.
2.    Students may choose from any GERO-prefix courses numbered GERO 128-199.
      A maximum of 3 credits of GERO 191-Seminar: Special Subjects may be used
      to satisfy this requirement.
3.    All required GERO, HUSE, and SOWK courses must be completed with a
      minimum 2.5 grade or better for this certificate.

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 203          HUSE 282          HUSE 284
GERO 101          SOWK 203          Lim. Ch.
HUSE 100          WRIT 121
HUSE 101