Do you enjoy working with the aging population and want to promote their quality of life? If you are a caregiver by nature and want to work in a field that allows you to help others live better, the field of gerontology may be the perfect fit. Our Gerontology Associated in Applied Science (AAS) program is available online and designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed for employment in the field of aging.
Students who display the following skills are often interested in this program.
Following graduation from our program, you will be ready to pursue an entry-level position in aging services, such as:
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Conveniently YOURS, our program is offered entirely online and provides you with an in-depth study in global aging, long-term care leadership and management. Your coursework will involve topics, such as:
You will have the opportunity to work with an older adult and explore various careers in aging.
As a graduate of our program, you will have the foundation you need to:
This program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. Should you choose to transfer to a 4-year school, HACC has negotiated an agreement with Bloomsburg that will allow you to transfer with no loss of credits and complete a bachelor’s degree right here in Harrisburg. For other transfer options, check with your advisor or go to our Transfer Services Page.
You can complete the entire program from home! Since we offer this program entirely online through Virtual Learning, you are able to work around YOUR schedule.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.
Yes! With approximately 200 scholarships available through the HACC Foundation, you have the opportunity to offset the cost of your tuition. We encourage you to learn more by visiting hacc.edu/scholarships.
You can enroll in the spring, summer and fall by visiting our website. When you apply, please make sure you include program code 3476. This unique program code ensures you apply to the correct one.