Gerontology Certificate

Program Goals Statement

The Gerontology certificate program prepares students to understand and effectively respond to myriad issues, challenges, choices, and problems encountered in the aging process.

Program Information

Students, especially those pursuing a degree in General Studies, are invited to consider a two-for-one program, using their electives wisely to include Gerontology as a special expertise in the degree program. Students are invited, but are not required, to take PSY 267 as a foundation for other Gerontology courses. In the event that core courses fit better with a student’s schedule, they have permission to register for those courses.

After Bristol

Students are prepared to seek employment in various senior agencies, retirement communities, health care facilities, home- and adult-care programs, hospice organizations, and the myriad entrepreneur possibilities that respond to senior needs and interests.

Total credits:
24-25

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Overview

Academic Area

Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Degree Offered

Certificate of Achievement in Gerontology

Program Code

GY

Program Contact

Heidi Martins
Program Coordinator
Heidi.Martins@BristolCC.edu

Patricia Sherblom
Associate Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education
Patricia.Sherblom@BristolCC.edu

Sarmad Saman
Interim Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education
Sarmad.Saman@BristolCC.edu

Campus

CIP Code

30.1101