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Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Program

The Gerontology-Aging Services Professional program is designed to meet the emerging and rapidly growing demand for service providers needed to work with the aging population. Students will acquire comprehensive and interdisciplinary training to prepare them to work with older adults in a variety of positions and in diverse settings such as; community, non-profit and government agencies, counseling centers, adult care, memory care, senior centers, home health care, assisted living, long-term care, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, hospice, and business and industry. This innovative and flexible program blends online and in-person experiential learning with community-based fieldwork and is designed to fit into busy life schedules. Students can choose part-time or full-time program options and mix and match coursework. It is ideal for people entering the job market or choosing to enhance their current careers in service delivery or leadership roles within the gerontology field.

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This ACT program is 100% funded with a TAACCCT Round IV $19.9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Laborís Employment and Training Administration. This is an equal opportunity employer/program which provides auxiliary aids and services upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling 711 or 800.243.9482 Voice/TTY. WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Educator. This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Laborís Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

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The 65+ population will nearly double, increasing by 90 percent between 2010 and 2035 in Wisconsin.* 

*State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Plan for Older People 2013-2015

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