Gerontology Associate Degree | Northcentral Technical College


Associate Degree

The Gerontology program is an interdisciplinary study of health and human services perspectives of older adulthood. It combines a foundation in the psychosocial and physiological aspects of aging with an understanding of programs, services, and policies related to aging and older adults. It provides learners with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to pursue careers in a variety of settings, whether just entering the workforce or enhancing their existing careers in service delivery roles as well as leadership roles.

program at a Glance

Gerontology 60 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer Fully Available
  • Wittenberg Fully Available

Average Starting Salary

$30,160 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.

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program Outcomes

  • Evaluate the physical, social, psychological, spiritual aspects of aging throughout the lifespan
  • Cultivate an age-friendly community
  • Distinguish the role of the gerontology professional in the coordination of service delivery
  • Exhibit ethical and legal practice consistent with a gerontology professional

Potential Careers

  • Advanced Age Advocate
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Human Services Program Specialist
  • Family Support Worker
  • Community Coordinator
  • Caseworker
  • Aging Outreach Specialist
  • Social Services Assistant
  • Geriatrics Social Work Associate
  • Advanced Age Benefits Coordinator
  • Home Health Services

Course List

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Course List

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This program offers opportunities for you to test out of classes by demonstrating your learning from past work or life experiences.

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Additional program Information

Criminal Background Check

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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