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Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

10-544-1 Associate Degree (two-year)
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

  Financial Aid Eligible

Compassion. Advocacy. Ethics.

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. Graduates will be added to the Wisconsin Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Employee Registry and will receive the American Red Cross First Aid Basic with Choking Certification of Completion.

Special Features

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Gerontology - Aging Services Professional program includes the following pathway options:

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Admission Requirements

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Program-Specific Requirements

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Program Outcomes

Employers will expect Gerontology - Aging Services Professional graduates to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the two-year Gerontology - Aging Services Professional program is $9,581 (does not include books). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.