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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 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

 

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. Enter the workforce and earn while you learn.
  • Associate Degree. Transfer to a four-year university and continue with your higher education.

 

Curriculum

REQUIRED COURSES Units
Fam&CS 6 Challenges of Aging 3
Fam&CS 21 Nutrition 3
Fam&CS 70 Field Experience in Family & Consumer Studies 3
Hlth Occ 63 Basic Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology Pharmacology 2
Hlth Occ 64 Cultural & Legal Topics for Healthcare Professionals 1
Hlth Occ 65 Fundamentals for the Healthcare Professionals 2.5
 
ELECTIVES (Select Two) Units
Ch Dev 55 Home Visitation Programs 3
Fam&CS 31 Marriage & Family Life 3
Fam&CS 91 Life Management 3
Psych 41 Life Span Psychology 3
Soc 2 American Social Problems 3

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

Child Development Faculty
Lilamani De Silva

818-364-7673

DesilvLP@lamission.edu

Child Development Faculty
Rita Grigoryan

818-364-7860

GrigorR@lamission.edu

Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Ivet Bazikyan

818-833-3422

BazikyI@lamission.edu