Elder Care – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 1299.00

The Occupational Skills Certificate in Elder Care provides geriatrics and gerontology education and training for entry-level health care professionals. Persons completing this certificate program are prepared to provide specialized, quality care for older adults. This certificate program is offered to students who are currently enrolled in the PCC Registered Nursing Program course NURS 050 or higher or the equivalent foundational nursing courses at other colleges or students who have graduated from the PCC Registered Nursing Program. Transcript reflecting equivalent courses with a grade of C or better is required.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Recognize the cultural, social, political, spiritual, health, and economic components of aging.
  2. Provide basic care for elder clients.
  3. Advocate for elder clients and families.

Required Units for the Occupational Skills Certificate

GERO 001INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY3
NURS 050FOUNDATIONAL NURSING CARE3
NURS 050LFOUNDATIONAL NURSING CARE LAB/CLINICAL4
NURS 050SFOUNDATIONAL NURSING - SEMINAR1
Total Units11