The Gerontology Certificate is a 14 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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Boundaries & Ethics - Helping Professions (10550210)


Evaluate the ethical codes of the helping professions. Examine professional boundaries related to the helping professions. Incorporate ethical standards into decision making processes. Examine ethical considerations related to professional standards for the helping professions. Examine ethical considerations related to state and federal regulations for the helping professions. Examine the ethical considerations related to professional self-care.

Foundations Of Case Management (10550202)


Introduction to case management techniques and processes. Incorporates intake assessment techniques, service planning techniques, referral processes, coordination of care, and discharge processes determined by a multidisciplinary team approach. Includes client self-determination and autonomy. Incorporates clinical documentation requirements and processes.

Introduction To Gerontology (10520150)


Examine the different issues that affect us as we age. Differentiate individual, social and community support. Investigate the prominent issues involved when working with the geriatric population in a variety of vocations. Construct a narrative of an elderly person across the lifespan. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when working with the aging population. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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Intro To Interviewing & Counseling Skills (10550206)


Analyze foundational skills in the counseling relationship. Analyze the stages of the helping processes and the roles professionals play in the processes. Analyze the importance of establishing therapeutic relationships. Apply basic counseling techniques. Apply interviewing and counseling skills through mock counseling sessions and personal experience reflections. Examine issues of boundaries and ethics.

Long-term Care/Medicare/Medicaid (10160122)


Analyzes issues related to the needs, costs and financing of long-term care in the United States. Compares international approaches and issues surrounding access and financing of long-term care. The learner will be given an overview of the government entitlement programs, Medicare and Medicaid.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions


An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.


A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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