At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.
Majors & Programs
What is Gerontology?
In social services, gerontology focuses on the needs of the elderly, especially those who can no longer physically care for themselves or whose mental condition has seriously deteriorated. Experts in gerontology help families care for their elders and help older adults live independently for as long as possible.
You must have a strong desire to help others, effective communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility, and the ability to manage time effectively. Since many human social services jobs involve direct contact with people who are vulnerable to exploitation or mistreatment, patience, understanding and trustworthiness are essential. You need special sensitivity to the physical limitations of older adults. Empathy is vital, as is respect for maintaining the dignity of elderly clients.
With a gerontology certificate, you may pursue the following employment opportunities:
- activities coordinator
- community outreach worker
- group home aide
- direct service provider
The following information is provided per U.S. Department of Education regulations: The Department of Labor's standard occupational classification (SOC) code for this occupation is 21-1093. The informational profile for this occupation is online at http://online.onetcenter.org.
Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). View this program’s most recent disclosure information including program costs, median loan debt at program completion, normal time to completion and normal time to completion rates, and job placement rate (if reported) at http://www.ucclermont.edu/content/dam/clermont/gainful-employment/gerontology-new/Gerontology.html.
|HSST1072||Group and Activitiy Skills for Human Service Professionals||3|
|PSYC1001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SW1050||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|HSST1041||Motivational Interviewing I||3|
|HSST2004||Human Services Seminar I||3|
|HSST2014||Human Services Practicum I||3|
|HSST2072||Health and Aging||3|
|PSYC2007||Psychology of Adulthood and Aging||3|
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.
Freshman Admission Requirements
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Gerontology
Full-Time Program Duration
UC Clermont & UC East
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319