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Child and Family Studies Department

Child and Family Studies Department : Gerontology

Gerontology

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The Gerontology program at Los Angeles Mission College prepares you for a rewarding career in a growing industry. Learn how to address issues affecting the aging and elderly, and improve the quality of life for this growing population.

 

This program puts you on track to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Gerontology so you can begin working while you continue to pursue your Associate Degree, and transfer to a four-year university.


Check out our program brochure Here

 

Rewarding Career Opportunities:

  • In-home caregiver
  • Gerontology aide
  • Residential care provider
  • Recreation aide for seniors
  • Community caregiver
  • Care facility administrator

 

Degrees and Certificates

  • Certificate of Achievement - Gerontology will prepare you to enter the workforce as you continue your education. 
  • Gainful Employment Disclosures
  • Associate in Arts (AA) - Gerontology will fulfill partial requirements for transfer to a four-year university.
 

Contact Information

Prof. Ivet Bazikyan
Phone: (818) 833-3422
Email: Bazikyl@lamission.edu
 

Curriculum

REQUIRED COURSES Units
Fam&CS 006 - Challenges of Aging 3
NUTRTN 021 - Nutrition 3
Fam&CS 070 - Field Experience in Family & Consumer Studies 3
Hlth Occ 063 - Basic Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology Pharmacology 2
Hlth Occ 064 - Cultural & Legal Topics for Healthcare Professionals 1
Hlth Occ 065 - Fundamentals for the Healthcare Professionals 2.5
Total Required Units: 14.5
ELECTIVES (Select Two) Units
Ch Dev 055 - Home Visitation Programs 3
Fam&CS 031 - Marriage & Family Life 3
Fam&CS 091 - Life Management 3
Psych 041 - Life Span Psychology 3
Soc 002 - American Social Problems 3
Total Electives Units: 6
                                                                                                Total Units: 20.5
 

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Contact Us

Department Chair
Janice Silver

818-364-7714

SilverJG@lamission.edu

Department Vice-Chair
Patricia Rodriguez

818-364-7670

RodrigPS@lamission.edu

Child Development Center Director
Diane Stein

818-364-7865

SteinDB@lamission.edu

Department Secretary
Richard Lam

818-364-7722

LamRQ@lamission.edu

Education and Child Development Faculty
Veronica Allen

818-364-7809

AllenVV@lamission.edu

Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Ivet Bazikyan

818-833-3422

BazikyI@lamission.edu

Psychology Faculty
Emily Bill

818-833-3356

BillEB@lamission.edu

Child Development Faculty
Lilamani De Silva

818-364-7673

DesilvLP@lamission.edu

Child Development Faculty
Rita Grigoryan

818-364-7860

GrigorR@lamission.edu

Psychology Faculty
Dr. Christopher Williams

818-833-3413

Williaf@lamission.edu