Geriatric Care Assistant - GC51

The Geriatric Care Assistant Technical Certificate provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to qualify employment as a nurse aide in nursing homes, elder personal care homes, and home healthcare agencies. The certificate emphasizes geriatric patient care, CPR, and first aid. Students successfully completing the certificate are eligible to be placed on the State Registry for nurse aides.

Curriculum

All pre-requisite courses and occupational courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Course

SEMN 1000First Semester Seminar

0

ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences

2

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals

6

GERT 1000Understanding the Geronotological Client

2

1020 1020Behavioral Aspects of Aging

2

1030 1030Geronotological Nutrition

1

Total Credit Hours: 15