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Gerontology, Certificate

College of Arts and Sciences

Gain the Skills Necessary to Begin a Rewarding Career

People are living longer than ever before, and the need for professionals who have a passion for caring for older adults is also on the rise. Indiana Tech’s undergraduate certificate in Gerontology prepares students for a rewarding career working with senior citizens. The certificate provides students with a foundation of courses that focus on human services and psychology. Those who complete the program will gain the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of settings with older adults. Students who complete the program can also continue seamlessly toward a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, if they choose to do so.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Gerontology Undergraduate Certificate, you will be prepared to:

  • Identify factors that contribute to the development of social problems that negatively impact clients who utilize social service or human service organizations.
  • Describe the theories, concepts and ethical principles for managing in a human services environment.
  • Identify the skills necessary to effectively lead a human service, social service, mental health, business or industry organization and the development and evaluation of programs in these settings.
  • Model fundamental helping and assessment techniques.
  • Identify the relevance of recognizing and respecting individual differences and promoting the acceptance of human diversity.

Career Benefits

Earning a certificate is an affordable, time-efficient way to boost your skills and your career prospects:

  • Increase your hiring and earning potential
  • Enhance your skills and expertise
  • Close the gap on increased job security
  • Expand your professional network
  • Make significant progress towards a degree

Career Outlook

A Certificate in Gerontology from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.

Job Outlook