Gerontology AAS Degree
Wake Tech Course ID: A4538B
Completion Earns:AAS - Associate in Applied Science
Financial Aid:Yes, financial aid is available for this program
Courses Sequence:Program Planning Guide
The Human Services Technology/Gerontology concentration prepares students to specialize in direct service delivery work to older adults and their families. The curriculum provides both theoretical and applied models for understanding issues of aging. Course work includes physical, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process, as well as health, wellness, nutrition, diet, exercise, and well-being. Fieldwork experiences provide opportunities to work in a variety of public and private agencies. Graduates should qualify for employment in nursing and rest homes, specialized adult care services, respite services, and other programs servicing older adults and their families.