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Geriatric Care Specialist Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

BASICS OF APA STYLE WRITING (10801125)

Credits: 1.00

Introduces the basics of American Psychological Association (APA) Style writing to help learners in psychology and related fields write term papers, research reports, and journal articles. The course follows the organization of the APA Publication Manual, providing a comprehensive overview of elements of manuscript preparation. Content includes guidance on writing for the social sciences, manuscript structure and content, writing principles and style, the mechanics of APA Style, displaying results, crediting sources and creating a reference list.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (10520150)

Credits: 3.00

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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LONG-TERM CARE/MEDICARE/MEDICAID (10160122)

Credits: 2.00

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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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (10501101)

Credits: 3.00

Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

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METHODS OF SOCIAL CASEWORK (10520108)

Credits: 3.00

Practice case management techniques and supervision. Incorporate intake assessment techniques. Create a plan of service, coordinate care. Utilize referral techniques. Demonstrate client self-determination (autonomy). Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods. This course consists of 36 hours of lecture and 36 hours of lab.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

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