Majors & Programs

Majors and Programs

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.

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Gerontology

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.

Success Factors

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.

Career Possibilities

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 ification (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.

Curriculum Guides

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 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.

Special Programs

The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their es.

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.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin es in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before es 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.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Gerontology

Full-Time Program Duration

1 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu