Gerontology, CertificateCollege of Arts and Science
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.
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