The purpose of this project was to develop a model educational program to organize and build the basic structure for a gerontology Certificate of Achievement for El Camino Community College. The proposed educational program includes: (a) goals and objectives of a gerontology program; (b) alignment of AGHE gerontology competencies; (c) overall gerontology courses, including prerequisite requirement courses and gerontology requirement courses; (d) course descriptions; and (e) transferability. The objectives of this project were to: Review requirements for the development of a Certificate of Achievement in Gerontology for California community colleges or related disciplines that incorporate the topic of aging. Review existing gerontology course outlines. Identify the necessary competencies that will be used to design the gerontology courses. Develop an evaluation tool for evaluating effectiveness and need of the proposed educational program. The proposed educational program was reviewed by fifteen faculty members and one administrator currently employed by the college. All 16 reviewers indicated that they would like to help further develop the courses and the program in order for a gerontology program to be established at El Camino Community College.
|Commitee:||Ionescu, Elena, Young, Janet|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Aging, Community college, Gerontology competencies|
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