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2017-2018 Course Catalog

Adult Services


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Students in the Adult Services Certificate of Specialization program have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the older adult and the agencies that provide services for this expanding population. No prior degree is required to enroll in this program. This program offers classes in a format to meet the needs of the nontraditional student.

Students are required to complete an Application for Admission, satisfy the assessment requirements and attend a program orientation. Students may start any semester.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are strongly advised to contact one of the staff members of Aging Services Management in Bldg. 24, Room 208A (Ankeny Campus), or call 515-964-6262 or 515-964-6814 for additional important information.

If you plan to work in a residential care facility, it is recommended that you also take the following courses: SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology  and PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology .

For more information about the Adult Services certificate, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/aging/pages/adsscert.aspx.

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 any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Adult Services Certificate a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 2


Option 1 Courses - Select 1 Course


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 28*


*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Aging Services Management  .

Fixed Costs


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

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

Varied Costs


Costs Semester1 Semester 2
Books (approx) 1050-1400 750-1000

The costs for the program are estimates and subject to change. 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. Practical/Agency Experience cannot be done without this information.

Approximate total for program: $6,028-6,628**

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


• Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operation of adult services.
• Recruit and hire professional and nonprofessional persons for the staff of adult programs.
• Direct, supervise and evaluate the work of the staff.
• Participate in developing and leading continuing training and in-service education.
• Participate in preparation of annual budget, annual financial report and other reports.
• Act as a public relations representative.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


• Initiate and maintain a leadership role.
• Direct, manage and evaluate personnel.
• Establish and maintain positive working relationships with clients, staff and community agencies.
• Work with numbers to prepare financial reports and budgets.
• 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 offered in a nontraditional format.
• Attendance at all face-to-face meetings is required.
• Offers excellent opportunities for returning students.
• Average starting salary $35,000-$45,000+.

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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