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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Aging Services Management, Long-Term Care, AAS


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The Aging Services Management program provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a healthcare administrator in long-term care facilities and residential care facilities; a director in assisted living and adult day care programs; or management with adult services agencies. An administrator or director may be responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing and budgeting of a facility or agency that works with the older adult population.

The Long-Term Care Administration AAS degree track provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a nursing home administrator. Administrators play a vital role in planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling the operation of a Long-Term Care Facility. To be eligible to be a nursing home administrator in Iowa, students will need to transfer to a four-year college or university and complete a BS/BA degree.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are strongly advised to contact one of the staff members in Aging Services Management in Bldg. 24, Room 208A, on the Ankeny Campus or call 515-964-6814 or 515-964-6262 regarding additional important information to meet state licensure requirements for nursing home administrator.

For more information about the Aging Services Management program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/aging.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students may start any semester.


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend a required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Aging Services Management Long-Term Care AAS degree, a student must complete the standard core requirements for the degree, plus the required and option courses and must maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1


Semester 2


Semester 3 (Summer)


Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree, Long-Term Care Administration Concentration - 65


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Books and supplies are $150-$200 per course. All students are required to pay for and obtain their own DCI and abuse registry check (one for each last name change and maiden), physical, and TB test. Agency Experience cannot be done without this information.

Approximate total for program $13,115-14,215**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Plan, organize, direct and control the operation of a healthcare facility.
  • Recruit and hire professional and nonprofessional persons for the facility staff.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work of staff.
  • Participate in developing and leading continuing training and in-service education.
  • Supervise operation of various departments such as business, nursing, dietary, laundry maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Participate in preparation of annual budget, annual financial report, and reports for publications.
  • Act as a public relations representative

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Ability to initiate and maintain a leadership role.
  • Ability to direct, manage and evaluate personnel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with residents, staff and community agencies.
  • Ability to work with numbers to prepare financial reports and budgets.
  • Ability to work with and like people who are older and/or chronically ill or disabled.
  • Awareness of the need for continual personal and professional growth.
  • Effective oral and written communications

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • The program courses (ASM) are a combination of seminars and group meetings.
  • Attendance at all course seminars is required.
  • Offers excellent opportunities for returning students.
  • Average starting salary $60,000-$75,000+

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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