Gerontology Aide


This program is designed to prepare individuals to be Gerontology Aides, or provide the credentialing for individuals in the field who wish to add Gerontology Aide coursework to their credentials. A gerontology aide will work in a variety of locations including patients’ homes, nursing homes, retirement communities, hospitals, human service agencies, and group homes. Students will learn to draw blood, understand the holistic, physiology and psychology of the aging process, the social service industry that works with the aging population, and medical terminology.

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Admission Requirements

  • AGE: Be at least 18 years of age.
  • ENTRANCE TEST: Placement test score equivalent to ENG 047 or higher.
  • BACKGROUND CHECK: A fingerprint background check must be initiated prior to starting class. A 2-step PPD test for TB must be completed prior to clinical. There will be an orientation session prior to the start of the class where information will be provided.


Possible Career Opportunities

Certified Medication Aide (CMA) * Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)* Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) * Geriatric Nursing Assistant * (GNA) Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) * State Tested Nursing * Assistant (STNA)




Contact for More Information

Admissions and Advising
Toll Free: 1-800-481-2242
Phone:     (618) 634-3200