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Career Area: Health Science
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-544-1
Time to Completion Varies
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
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Average Annual Tuition: $4303.5
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Aging Services Provider
Advocacy Specialist
Geriatric Care Specialist
Dementia Care Specialist/Provider
Benefits Coordinator
Client Navigation Specialist
Activity/Recreation Coordinator

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Programs

The Gerontology-Aging Services Professional program is designed to meet the emerging and rapidly growing demand for service providers needed to work with the aging population. It is ideal for people entering the job market or choosing to enhance their current careers in service delivery or leadership roles within the gerontology field. 

Program Overview

You will acquire comprehensive and interdisciplinary training to prepare you to work with older adults in a variety of positions and in diverse settings such as community, non-profit, and government agencies, counseling centers, adult care, memory care, senior centers, home health care, assisted living, long-term care, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, hospice, and business and industry. This innovative and flexible program blends online and experiential learning with community-based fieldwork (135 hours) and is designed to fit into busy life schedules. You can choose part-time or full-time program options and mix and match coursework.

Program Outcomes

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of aging throughout the lifespan
  • Exhibit ethical and legal practice consistent with a gerontology professional
  • Distinguish the role of the gerontology professional in the coordination of service delivery
  • Cultivate an age-friendly community