Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
SWK121 Introduction to Social Welfare
ENG124 College Composition
SOC123 Dynamics of the Family
COM121 Effective Speaking
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
GER121 Introduction to Gerontology
SWK224 Poverty in the U.S.
PSY121 General Psychology
SOC225 Cultural Diversity
SWK124 Methods in Practice I
SWK130 Methods in Practice II
SWK126 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SWK125 Substance Abuse
GER122 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
PSC121 Political Science
BUS122 Basic Economics
SWK231 HSS Social Service Practicum/Seminar
SWK230 Social Services for the Elderly
SWK127 Group Processes
BIO127 Human Biology
TOTAL CREDITS 68
Prepare to enter the workforce with courses and training related to community resources, human behavior, interviewing skills, cultural sensitivity and ethical awareness with a focus on gerontology. You’ll be able to apply to become an Ohio registered social worker assistant, working under the supervision of a social worker to develop and organize programs related to cases such as substance abuse, rehabilitation and the aging process. You’ll also be able to continue to a bachelor's degree program to become a social worker.
The gerontology major provides students with knowledge and understanding of the normal but highly variable process of aging and human development. The major prepares students to be more effective in working with older adults and in the implementation of programs and services for the elderly. The program is designed for professionals or paraprofessionals currently working in the field of aging, students who anticipate working with older adults or anyone who is interested in understanding the aging process for personal or professional reasons.
All students in the HSST program are required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal background checks may prevent placements, program completion and potential employment in the field.
Associate of applied science in human and social services
The Gerontology Career Enhancement Certificate is stackable toward the human and social services – gerontology major degree.
TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
Kent State University
Graduates can register to become a social work assistant through the State of Ohio.
WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• mental health
• family advocacy
• health care
• nursing homes
• crisis intervention
PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A
• case manager
• social worker assistant
• crisis intervention assistant
• family support assistant
• nursing home assistant
• mental health technician
All students are required to undergo a criminal background check.
Katy Hatton Memorial Scholarship
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Department Chair, Human and Social Services
330 494-6170, Ext. 4474