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 elder care.
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 will provide you with an in-depth study in international aging, long-term care leadership and management. Your coursework will involve topics, such as:
You will have the opportunity to work with an elderly person and explore various careers in aging.
As a graduate of our program, you will have the foundation you need to:
Yes! Although this program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce, transfer opportunities are available should you choose to continue your education and pursue a bachelor’s degree in gerontology, social work or healthcare management.
Our two-year degree programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take the proper classes at HACC.
In addition, as you work towards completion of this associate degree you may also obtain degrees in both the gerontology certificate and diploma programs. At of those degree completion points, you should then apply to graduate from those degrees, In the end, when you have graduated from the AAS, you will have earned three degrees in gerontology from HACC!
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.
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.