The Human Services Certificate in Gerontology is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge necessary to support the needs of older adults. As the population of older adults continues to grow, there will be a need for qualified individuals in the field of gerontology. The program will teach the skills necessary to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults by understanding their special needs and requirements.

The program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services.


Program Contact:

Lisa Nelligan

Department Chair, Human Services

(803) 778-7823 ext. 423

M700B


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

All Human Services (HUS) courses must be completed with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better in order to count toward graduation.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

FALL SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

HUS 205

3

3

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours