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Career & Workforce Education

Career & Workforce Education

Family and Consumer Studies - Gerontology

Gainful Employment Disclosures - Gerontology​

Program Description

At the completion of the program, a Certificate will be awarded to the student. These Certificates are designed primarily for those students who have a limited time to pursue their career goals and wish to specialize in a particular aspect of Family and Consumer Studies that is job-related. They may seek upward mobility in their present job, or they may desire to prepare themselves for a new career. Most courses taken in the program apply toward a curriculum leading to an Associate Degree in Family and Consumer Studies.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Collect and evaluate current services available to older persons
  • Examine the contemporary policy issues facing the field of Gerontology
  • Demonstrate application of theory to practice in the field of aging and the delivery of direct services to older people and their families.

Fam&CS 6 Challenges of Aging (3 Units)
Nutrition 21 Nutrition (3 Units)
Fam&CS 70 Field Experience in Family & Consumer Studies (3 Units)
Hlth Occ 63 Basic Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology (2 Units)
Hlth Occ 64 Cultural & Legal Topics for Healthcare Professionals (1 Unit)
Hlth Occ 65 Fundamentals for the Healthcare Professional (2.5 Units)

Select two (2) courses: (6 Units)
Ch Dev 55 Home Visitation Programs
Fam&CS 31 Marriage & Family Life
Fam&CS 91 Life Management
Psych 41 Life Span Psychology
Soc 2 American Social Problems

Total Units: 20.5

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Contact Us

Career & Workforce Education

Location: Collaboartive Studies Building (CSB) 107

Marla Uliana
Dean, Career & Workforce Education

Ana Iniguez
SFP Program Technician

Sophia Robles
SFP Specialist 
818-364-7600 ext 7114

Tracy Harkins
Health and Kinesiology Faculty
CE Faculty Liaison