The Gerontology program offers two certificates for you to earn — a Certificate of Achievement and an Occupational Skills Certificate. See below for certificate requirements!
Certificate of Achievement in GerontologyOur Certificates of Achievement give you the knowledge and training you need to enter a specialized career or enhance your skills for advancement in your job. Certificates (18+ units), combined with the completion of General Education coursework may also be applied to an Associate Degree to further increase your employability.
The Certificate of Achievement in Gerontology prepares you for careers in the field of aging. To receive a Certificate of Achievement in Gerontology, you have to complete 18 units of coursework that covers multiple disciplines. If you would like to transfer to a four-year institution, many of the required courses in this program also qualify for transfer credit.
Occupational Skills Certificate in Elder CareEarning an Occupational Skills Certificate develops your job skills in a special area of occupational education in a short period of time. Successful completion may certify that you are prepared with job entry skills and/or skills to upgrade or advance in an existing career.
The Occupational Skills Certificate in Elder Care provides geriatrics and gerontology education and training for entry level health care professionals. This certificate program is offered to students who are currently enrolled in the PCC Registered Nursing Program course NURS 050 or higher or the equivalent foundational nursing courses at other colleges or students who have graduated from the PCC Registered Nursing Program.