Human Services Certificate in Gerontology (HUSG)

(CIP Code 301101)

24 Semester Hours

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 the 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.


All Human Services (HUS) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to count toward graduation.

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must 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.

courses required to complete this program

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:


COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services 303

HUS 115 Geriatric Services and Activities 303

HUS 205 Gerontology 303



HUS 206 Death and Dying 303

HUS 209 Case Management 303

HUS 211 Developing the Gerontology Professional 303

HUS 230 Interviewing Techniques 303



24024Program Total


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services

Program Contact

Nelligan, Lisa Department Chair, Human Services