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Gerontology Specialist, Certificate



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The Gerontology Specialist Certificate is designed for individuals working with our growing older population. The goal is to increase knowledge and understanding of the aging process and how to better relate to the older adult. The Certificate will consist of eight one-credit courses on the web including two face-to-face seminars, offered to a cohort group, over a two-semester period. Students are required to complete an Application for Admission. Students may start in Fall or Spring semester.

Important Note: Students are strongly advised to contact one of the staff members in the Gerontolgy Specialist Certificate program in Bldg. 24, Room 208A or call 515-964-6814 regarding additional important information.

For more information about the Gerontology Specialist Certificate program, please visit our website at: https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/aging/pages/gerontologycert.aspx.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students may start Fall or Spring semester.


Graduation Requirements


To earn a Gerontology certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 8


Fixed Costs


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

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

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1
Books (approximate) 1,200-1,600

Approximate total for program: $2,592-2,992**

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Work with the elderly in a variety of settings.
  • Work with the families of the elderly.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Ability to communicate with the elderly.
  • Awareness of the aging process.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the elderly, their families and community agencies.
  • Ability to work with and like people who are older.
  • Effective oral and written communication.

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

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