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Career Area: Health Science
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Program Number: 20-520-2
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Gerontology Careers

The Gerontology Certificate is intended to give human service professionals a core function of classes centered on the aging population.

This certificate will benefit nurses, nursing assistants and physicians who provide care for the aging population, human service workers who plan to work with older adults and their families in residential care, long-term care, hospitals, clinics and community settings, occupational, recreation and physical therapists who help to optimize the older population’s ability to function well in their daily living and working environments and adult children of aging parents, older adults and general public who have a growing need for understanding the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of aging.

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this certificate:

  • Activities Director
  • Caregiver
  • Geriatric Specialist
  • Senior Center Manager
  • Volunteer

Wisconsin Technical College Gerontology Programs

Whether you are pursuing a professional career involving care for the elderly or are a family caregiver or volunteer, this certificate program will give you the knowledge and skills needed to be able, compassionate and resourceful. You’ll learn about the physical and psychosocial aspects of aging, as well as public policy, community resources, and safety concerns. This certificate program will prepare you to serve the growing elderly population.

Gerontology Pathway Certificate Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Certificate
Fox Valley Gerontology at Fox Valley