The Business and Social Sciences Division at Foothill College presents a
Career Certificate in Gerontology
Gerontology is the study of aging. The Career Certificate introduces
students to the continuum of characteristics, abilities and needs of
older adults, the policies and services that are available, and the
skills needed to be effective in working in aging programs. The courses
can be taken for individual interest or professional development, and
some are offered for continuing education units. The Career Certificate
in Gerontology can be taken in combination with other professional
training, such as adaptive fitness therapy, dental hygiene, paramedic,
or respiratory therapy.
In the News...
Gerontology returns for Winter and Spring quarters. Our updated schedule should be online by mid November.
A minimum of 30 units is required for the Career Certificate in Gerontology
Required courses include the eight core courses and the practicum,
and the remainder of the units can be chosen from the list of support
Graduates of the program will be qualified to provide services to
the growing populations of older adults in a variety of settings
and programs. These include senior centers, residential facilities,
information and referral, recreational programs, and, in combination
with other training, geriatric health services.
How do I apply and register for the classes?
To register, please visit www.foothill.edu and click on Admissions
A complete explanation of all fees required to attend these classes
can be found on our Explanation of Student
Fees & Fee Schedule
- Continuing Education Units available at no cost
- LCSWs and MFTs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #PCE 4254)
- Registered nurses by the California State Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP 3389)
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