Jul 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Aging Services Management, Long-Term Care, AAS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs Available 2021-2022

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are strongly advised to contact one of the staff members in Aging Services Management in Bldg. 24, Room 208A (Ankeny Campus) or call 515-964-6814 regarding additional important information to meet state licensure requirements for nursing home administrator. A BS/BA degree is required prior to taking NAB licensing exam. Students can transfer to a four-year college or university to complete BS/BA.

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.

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 3

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree, Long-Term Care Administration Concentration - 64*

*Total credits are calculated using the least amount fo credits needed to satisfy the options required.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
Books 150-1100 125-550 100-450 1300-1800 1000-1600
Supplies 25-100 25-100 25-100 25-100 25-100

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. Agency Experience cannot be done without this information.

Approximate total for program $13,936-17,136**

**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+ (Sources: www.bls.gov and www.onetonline.org)

Nondiscrimination Statement

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, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. 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, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/checklist.aspx. (2021)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs Available 2021-2022