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2013-14 College Catalog

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Aging Services - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

In 2030, one of every five Americans will be over the age of 65. In addition to healthcare, business, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies will demand well-educated, experienced, innovative leaders to meet the needs of this unique population. This is an interdisciplinary area of study that integrates the study of aging with human services and management, designed to provide the necessary theoretical and practical skills required for entry-level gerontology and aging service workers in the community. This transfer pattern is also a guide to students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in gerontology or management of aging services.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course

3

PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4 credits

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits

Aging Services Management Track

Choose one of the tracks and complete all courses listed for the track.

Application Code 249A

 

Course NumberTitleCredits
AGNG-250The Psychological Aspects of Aging

3 credits

AGNG-290Aging and Health

3 credits

BMGT-145Principles of Management

3 credits

CMSY-120Introduction to Computer Systems

3 credits

HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice

3 credits

PHIL-202Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

3 credits

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 62-64

Gerontology Track

Choose one of the tracks and complete all courses listed for the track.

Application Code 249B

 

Course NumberTitleCredits
AGNG-160The Aging Process: Gerontology

3 credits

AGNG-250The Psychological Aspects of Aging

3 credits

AGNG-290Aging and Health

3 credits

HUMS-110Introduction to HumanServices

3 credits

HEED-115Personal and Community Health

3 credits

HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice

3 credits

HEED-230Health and the Disease Process

3 credits

NUTR-211Nutrition

3 credits

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 62-64