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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aging Services Management, Adult Services Concentration, AS

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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. Students in this program will explore specific administration areas such as management, services, financial, legal regulations and human relations. There are four concentrations for students to select a career path. The Aging Services Management programs provide classes on the Web, TV and weekends to meet the needs of nontraditional students.

Students completing the AS degree will have the option of seeking employment in a healthcare-related field, or transferring to a four-year college or university.

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

Location: Ankeny

Program Entry Requirements

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

Students may start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Aging Services Management AS degree with an emphasis in either the Long-Term Care Administration concentration or the Adult Services concentration, 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.

Required Courses

The Adult Services AS degree concentration provides students with the coursework to qualify as administrators or directors of residential care facilities, assisted living programs, adult day care programs, home and community-based services and other agencies that work with the elderly. Administrators or directors play a vital role in planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling the operation of adult services programs.

Note: If you are planning to work in a residential care facility, it is recommended that you take SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology  and PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology  to fulfill the Social & Behavioral Sciences component of the AS degree Core requirements.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3 (Summer)


If the student completes SOC 225  with a grade of “C” or higher, the course will meet the Diversity Requirement. See the AA /AS  section of this catalog for more information.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AS Degree, Adult Services Concentration - 69

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