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Gerontology prepares students for new careers resulting from the increasing population of older people. This is an interdisciplinary field incorporating research on aging in psychology, physiology, and sociology as well as public policy and social ethics.

Gerontology courses provide short-term training for immediate employment and may also lead to a Community Caregiver certificate, a certificate in Gerontology, or an Associate in Science degree in Gerontology. Nurses, social workers, and administrators of care facilities may earn Continuing Education units.

Gerontology is increasingly important in professions such as medicine, law, architecture, mental health, and social work. Transfer students will find Gerontology courses at more than 15 California universities. Other employment opportunities are found in residential communities, recreation, marketing, nutrition, counseling and referral, paralegal services, and business and agencies serving older adults, including persons with dementia.

Associate in Science Degree
Click here for a list of the courses needed to complete this degree or certificate(.pdf).

Transfer Program
Please contact the Chaffey College Transfer Center.

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