Gerontology

2013-14 Edition

Sylvania Campus
Social Science Building (SS), Room 1
971-722-8254 or 971-722-4077

www.pcc.edu/ger

Career and Program Description

Careers in aging are among the fastest growing and exciting opportunities in the 21st century workplace, and PCC’s gerontology program is on the cutting edge of this opportunity. This program is designed for individuals who wish to develop careers in the field of aging, those already employed or active in gerontology or related fields who wish to enhance their career paths, and those seeking challenging and meaningful career changes or enterprise development in response to new opportunities created by an aging society. Graduates of this program will develop problem-solving and research skills through interdisciplinary core courses and electives tailored toward their career goals. Internships, mentorships and career coaching will prepare students to create individualized career paths in service industries responding to a longer living and healthier population. Exponential growth is expected in all service-providing industries related to aging, particularly in the health care services continuum, financial and legal services, leisure, life-long learning, hospitality, fitness and wellness areas.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Gerontology

Less than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Activity Assistant
Activity Consultant
Activity Director
Advanced Behavioral and Cognitive Care
End of Life Care and Support
Gerontology
Horticultural Therapy

Prerequisites and Requirements

Candidates should be ready to enter WR 121 and MTH 20 for any certificate and MTH 65 for the degree (demonstrated through placement tests or documented previous college level work.) Those candidates with insufficient background to enter at this level may need to extend the time it takes to complete the program. Faculty advisors will provide information regarding preparatory course work options.

Students may earn one or more Gerontology Career Pathway Certificates alone or in conjunction with the Gerontology Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students may also earn the degree or certificates in conjunction with a certificate or degree in other PCC programs such as fitness technology, interior design, the allied health field, nursing, business, management, paralegal studies, or alcohol and drug counseling. Program articulation agreements are signed or in process with Portland State University Health Studies, Western Oregon University Psychology and Gerontology, Oregon State University Family Studies and Human Development, Eastern Oregon University Gerontology and other colleges and universities. In most cases, students earning the Gerontology AAS Degree can enter human services, social work, social sciences, community health and similar Bachelor level programs as juniors. Certificates and the degree can be completed through an online option.

Career Pathway Certificate credits count toward the AAS degree requirements. Students earning the AAS degree in Gerontology must meet college graduation requirements including General Education, Math and English competencies. The core courses provide basic knowledge about aging in several important domains. Students should take GRN 181 in their first or second term in the program. GRN 280A provide a unique opportunity for students to work directly with older adults in their career interest area. Degree and certificate candidates who have related work experience with aging adults may petition to waive one credit for every 70 hours worked toward the required internship credits, up to a total of three credits.

Gerontology AAS Degree

Minimum 90 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Gerontology Degree Credit Summary

GRN15
AD3
PHL4
PSY4
SOC16
WR4
GRN CAS Electives3
GRN Program Electives33
Remaining General Education8
Total Credits90

Gerontology Degree Courses 

AD 105Aging & Addiction3
GRN 181Exploring the Field of Aging2
Choose one of the following options: 110
CE: Gerontology Internship 2
or FT 280
  & GRN 280A
Cooperative Education: Fitness Technology
   and CE: Gerontology Internship
GRN 280BGerontology Internship Seminar1
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
PHL 207Ethical Issues in Aging *4
PSY 236Psychology of Adult Development and Aging *4
SOC 223Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging *4
SOC 230Introduction to Gerontology *4
SOC 231Sociology of Health & Aging *4
SOC 232Death and Dying: Culture and Issues *4
or SOC 234 Death: Crosscultural Perspectives
WR 121English Composition4
Gerontology Program Electives33
Remaining General Education8
Gerontology CAS Electives (see list below)3
Total Credits90

*

Could be used as general education

1

Students may choose to take GRN 280A for 10 credits or FT 280 for 8 credits and GRN 280A for 2 credits

2

Degree candidates who have related work experience with aging adults may petition to substitute one credit for every 70 hours worked toward the required internship credits, up to a total of three credits.

Gerontology Program Electives

In order to meet the credit minimum for the degree requirements, some courses may count toward electives or General Education, but not both.

AD 101Alcohol Use and Addiction3
AD 102Drug Use and Addiction3
AD 154Client Record Management and Addiction3
AD 156Ethical and Professional Issues3
BA 101Introduction to Business4
COMM 111Public Speaking4
FT 102Injury Prevention & Management3
FT 106Analysis of Movement3
FT 131Structure & Function of the Human Body4
FT 202Fitness and Aging3
GRN 131Hospice Basics1
GRN 165Activity Director Training2
GRN 170Resident Assistant I Training2
GRN 171Resident Assistant II Training1
GRN 172Adult Care Home Training2
GRN 175The Aging Mind1
GRN 233Supporting End of Life4
GRN 235Introduction to Dementia Care2
GRN 236Dementia Care Practice2
GRN 237End of Life Therapies1
GRN 239End of Life Practices1
GRN 240Care and Service Coordination3
GRN 245Introduction to Guardianship in Oregon1
GRN 246Guardian Conservator Training2
GRN 265Activity Professional Training 13
GRN 266Activity Professional Training 23
GRN 267Introduction to Professional Therapeutic Horticulture2
GRN 268Techniques & Adaptive Strategies in Therapeutic Horticulture2
GRN 269Therapeutic Horticulture Skills I2
GRN 270Therapeutic Horticulture Programming for Adults & Children2
GRN 271Therapeutic Horticulture Skills II2
GRN 272Therapeutic Garden Design, Maintenance & Programming3
HE 113First Aid&CPR/AED Professional Rescuers/HealthCare Providers1
HE 212Women's Health4
HE 213Men's Health4
HE 242Stress and Human Health4
HE 250Personal Health3
HE 251Community and Public Health Issues4
HE 252First Aid - Basics and Beyond4
HE 295
  & PE 295
Health and Fitness for Life
   and Health and Fitness for Life Lab
2
MP 111Medical Terminology4
PSY 101Psychology and Human Relations *4
PSY 201AIntroduction to Psychology - Part 1 *4
PSY 202AIntroduction to Psychology - Part 2 *4
PSY 214Introduction to Personality *4
PSY 215Human Development *4
PSY 222Family & Intimate Relationships *4
PSY 231Human Sexuality *4
PSY 232Human Sexuality *4
SOC 204Sociology in Everyday Life *4
SOC 205Social Change in Societies *4
SOC 206Social Problems *4
SOC 213Diversity in the United States *4
SOC 218Sociology of Gender *4

Gerontology CAS Electives

CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
CAS 111EBeginning Website Creation: Expression Web3
CAS 133Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office 24
CAS 140Beginning Access 23
CAS 170Beginning Excel 23
CAS 216Beginning Word 23
CAS 217Intermediate Word 23
CAS 231Publisher 23
CAS 232Desktop Publishing: InDesign3

2

This requirement can be met through proof of comparable, work-based computer skills training.

Less than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Activity Assistant
Activity Consultant
Activity Director
Advanced Behavioral and Cognitive Care
End of Life Care and Support
Gerontology
Horticultural Therapy

Activity Assistant: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 25 credits. The Gerontology Activity Assistant Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Gerontology AAS Degree.

GRN 165Activity Director Training2
GRN 181Exploring the Field of Aging2
GRN 265Activity Professional Training 13
GRN 280ACE: Gerontology Internship 14
or FT 280 Cooperative Education: Fitness Technology
GRN 280BGerontology Internship Seminar1
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
HE 250Personal Health3
or HE 295
  & PE 295
Health and Fitness for Life
   and Health and Fitness for Life Lab
SOC 223Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging4
WR 121English Composition4
Total Credits25

1

Certificate candidates who have related work experience with aging adults may petition to substitute one credit for every 70 hours worked toward the required internship credits, up to a total of three credits.

Activity Consultant: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 22 credits. The Gerontology Activity Consultant Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Gerontology AAS Degree.

GRN 165Activity Director Training2
GRN 265Activity Professional Training 13
GRN 266Activity Professional Training 23
GRN 280ACE: Gerontology Internship 14
or FT 280 Cooperative Education: Fitness Technology
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
SOC 223Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging4
SOC 230Introduction to Gerontology4
Total Credits22

1

Certificate candidates who have related work experience with aging adults may petition to substitute one credit for every 70 hours worked toward the required internship credits, up to a total of three credits.

Activity Director: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 37 credits. The Gerontology Activity Director Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Gerontology AAS Degree.

GRN 165Activity Director Training2
GRN 181Exploring the Field of Aging2
GRN 265Activity Professional Training 13
GRN 266Activity Professional Training 23
GRN 280ACE: Gerontology Internship 15
or FT 280 Cooperative Education: Fitness Technology
GRN 280BGerontology Internship Seminar1
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
HE 250Personal Health3
or HE 295
  & PE 295
Health and Fitness for Life
   and Health and Fitness for Life Lab
SOC 223Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging4
SOC 231Sociology of Health & Aging4
SOC 232Death and Dying: Culture and Issues4
or SOC 234 Death: Crosscultural Perspectives
WR 121English Composition4
Total Credits37

1

Certificate candidates who have related work experience with aging adults may petition to substitute one credit for every 70 hours worked toward the required internship credits, up to a total of three credits.

Advanced Behavioral and Cognitive Care: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 33 credits. The Gerontology Advanced Behavioral and Cognitive Care Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Gerontology AAS Degree.

AD 105Aging & Addiction3
GRN 175The Aging Mind1
GRN 181Exploring the Field of Aging2
GRN 235Introduction to Dementia Care3
GRN 236Dementia Care Practice1
GRN 240Care and Service Coordination3
GRN 245Introduction to Guardianship in Oregon1
GRN 280ACE: Gerontology Internship 14
GRN 280BGerontology Internship Seminar1
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
SOC 223Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging4
SOC 231Sociology of Health & Aging4
SOC 232Death and Dying: Culture and Issues4
or SOC 234 Death: Crosscultural Perspectives
Total Credits33

1

Certificate candidates who have related work experience with aging adults may petition to substitute one credit for every 70 hours worked toward the required internship credits, up to a total of three credits.

End of Life Care and Support: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 37 credits. The Gerontology End of Life Care and Support Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Gerontology AAS Degree.

GRN 131Hospice Basics1
GRN 181Exploring the Field of Aging2
GRN 233Supporting End of Life4
GRN 237End of Life Therapies1
or GRN 239 End of Life Practices
GRN 240Care and Service Coordination3
GRN 245Introduction to Guardianship in Oregon1
GRN 246Guardian Conservator Training2
GRN 280ACE: Gerontology Internship 14
GRN 280BGerontology Internship Seminar1
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
PHL 207Ethical Issues in Aging4
SOC 223Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging4
SOC 231Sociology of Health & Aging4
SOC 232Death and Dying: Culture and Issues4
or SOC 234 Death: Crosscultural Perspectives
Total Credits37

1

Certificate candidates who have related work experience with aging adults may petition to substitute one credit for every 70 hours worked toward the required internship credits, up to a total of three credits.

Gerontology Certificate

Minimum 44 credits. The Gerontology Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses within the certificate are contained in the Gerontology AAS Degree.

GRN 181Exploring the Field of Aging2
GRN 280ACE: Gerontology Internship4
or FT 280 Cooperative Education: Fitness Technology
GRN 280BGerontology Internship Seminar1
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
PSY 236Psychology of Adult Development and Aging4
SOC 223Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging4
SOC 230Introduction to Gerontology4
SOC 231Sociology of Health & Aging4
SOC 232Death and Dying: Culture and Issues4
or SOC 234 Death: Crosscultural Perspectives
WR 121English Composition4
Gerontology CAS Electives 23
Gerontology Program Electives8
Total Credits44

1

Certificate candidates who have related work experience with aging adults may petition to substitute one credit for every 70 hours worked toward the required internship credits, up to a total of three credits.

2

This requirement can be met through proof of comparable, work-based computer skills training.

Gerontology Program Electives

In order to meet the credit minimum for the degree requirements, some courses may count toward electives or General Education, but not both.

AD 101Alcohol Use and Addiction3
AD 102Drug Use and Addiction3
AD 154Client Record Management and Addiction3
AD 156Ethical and Professional Issues3
BA 101Introduction to Business4
COMM 111Public Speaking4
FT 102Injury Prevention & Management3
FT 106Analysis of Movement3
FT 131Structure & Function of the Human Body4
FT 202Fitness and Aging3
GRN 131Hospice Basics1
GRN 165Activity Director Training2
GRN 170Resident Assistant I Training2
GRN 171Resident Assistant II Training1
GRN 172Adult Care Home Training2
GRN 175The Aging Mind1
GRN 233Supporting End of Life4
GRN 235Introduction to Dementia Care3
GRN 236Dementia Care Practice1
GRN 237End of Life Therapies1
GRN 239End of Life Practices1
GRN 240Care and Service Coordination3
GRN 245Introduction to Guardianship in Oregon1
GRN 246Guardian Conservator Training2
GRN 265Activity Professional Training 13
GRN 266Activity Professional Training 23
GRN 267Introduction to Professional Therapeutic Horticulture2
GRN 268Techniques & Adaptive Strategies in Therapeutic Horticulture2
GRN 269Therapeutic Horticulture Skills I2
GRN 270Therapeutic Horticulture Programming for Adults & Children2
GRN 271Therapeutic Horticulture Skills II2
GRN 272Therapeutic Garden Design, Maintenance & Programming3
HE 113First Aid&CPR/AED Professional Rescuers/HealthCare Providers1
HE 212Women's Health4
HE 213Men's Health4
HE 242Stress and Human Health4
HE 250Personal Health3
HE 251Community and Public Health Issues4
HE 252First Aid - Basics and Beyond4
HE 295
  & PE 295
Health and Fitness for Life
   and Health and Fitness for Life Lab
2
MP 111Medical Terminology4
PSY 101Psychology and Human Relations *4
PSY 201AIntroduction to Psychology - Part 1 *4
PSY 202AIntroduction to Psychology - Part 2 *4
PSY 214Introduction to Personality *4
PSY 215Human Development *4
PSY 222Family & Intimate Relationships *4
PSY 231Human Sexuality *4
PSY 232Human Sexuality *4
SOC 204Sociology in Everyday Life *4
SOC 205Social Change in Societies *4
SOC 206Social Problems *4
SOC 213Diversity in the United States *4
SOC 218Sociology of Gender *4

Gerontology CAS Electives

CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
CAS 111EBeginning Website Creation: Expression Web3
CAS 133Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office 24
CAS 140Beginning Access 23
CAS 170Beginning Excel 23
CAS 216Beginning Word 23
CAS 217Intermediate Word 23
CAS 231Publisher 23
CAS 232Desktop Publishing: InDesign3

2

This requirement can be met through proof of comparable, work-based computer skills training.

Horticultural Therapy: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 30 credits. The Horticultural Therapy Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Gerontology AAS Degree

GRN 165Activity Director Training2
GRN 235Introduction to Dementia Care3
GRN 236Dementia Care Practice1
GRN 267Introduction to Professional Therapeutic Horticulture2
GRN 268Techniques & Adaptive Strategies in Therapeutic Horticulture2
GRN 269Therapeutic Horticulture Skills I2
GRN 270Therapeutic Horticulture Programming for Adults & Children2
GRN 271Therapeutic Horticulture Skills II2
GRN 272Therapeutic Garden Design, Maintenance & Programming3
GRN 280ACE: Gerontology Internship 14
GRN 280BGerontology Internship Seminar1
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
SOC 223Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging4
Total Credits30

1

Certificate candidates who have related work experience with aging adults may petition to substitute one credit for every 70 hours worked toward the required internship credits, up to a total of three credits.


Courses

GRN 131. Hospice Basics. 1 Credit.

Provides an introduction to hospice and hospice care, including the hospice philosophy, palliative care, pain and symptom management, death and the dying process, grief and bereavement. Also addresses hospice eligibility, ethics and confidentiality, interdisciplinary team roles, communication, advanced directives, care-giving issues, self-care, and alternative therapies.

GRN 165. Activity Director Training. 2 Credits.

Course prepares students to manage an activity department; do assessments and documentation; design, schedule, and implement appropriately designed activity programs; foster healthy resident and family dynamics; facilitate resident council meetings; and manage personnel and resources. Audit available.

GRN 166. Therapeutic Horticulture in Health and Human Services. 1 Credit.

An overview of therapeutic horticulture activity in a wide variety of senior services including senior centers, in-home, day programs, retirement facilities, assisted living, skilled nursing, long-term care nursing, dementia units, hospice, continuing care retirement communities, corrections and more. Audit available.

GRN 170. Resident Assistant I Training. 2 Credits.

Provides direct care workers in Assisted Living Facilities the knowledge and skills for both entry and performance levels as a Resident Assistant I, as described by the occupational profiles for that position. The modular, work- based training is designed to establish person-centered care competency levels in the areas of team roles and responsibilities, infection control, service plans, safety, physical effects of aging, and medications. Audit available.

GRN 171. Resident Assistant II Training. 1 Credit.

Provides advanced direct care workers in Assisted Living Facilities the knowledge and skills for both entry and performance levels as a Resident Assistant II, as described by the occupational profile for that position. The modular, work-based training is designed to establish person-centered care competency levels in the areas of team roles and responsibilities, infection control, service plans, safety, physical effects of aging, and medications, as well as the medication administration, liaison, supervisory and reporting responsibilities of the Resident Assistant II position. Prerequisite/concurrent: GRN 170. Audit available.

GRN 172. Adult Care Home Training. 2 Credits.

Includes the issues prospective operators and resident managers of Adult Care Home (ACH) will face providing care and services to residents who live in adult care homes. The course uses State of Oregon Adult Care Home Program curriculum and includes demonstrations and practice in the social model of care giving. Audit available.

GRN 175. The Aging Mind. 1 Credit.

Explores the convergence of gerontology and recent brain science. Presents novel and combinatorial interventions based on recent research on aging brains for today's older students and tomorrow's gerontologists and care providers, introducing them to the emerging array of sustainable approaches to engage, stimulate, and enhance older minds. Audit available.

GRN 181. Exploring the Field of Aging. 2 Credits.

Introduces the range of emerging professional opportunities in the field of aging, and guides students in exploring and prioritizing potential career pathways. Includes career and labor market research; assessment of passions, interests, experiences and transferable skills; informational interviews, site visits, and networking; career and educational/training goal setting and planning. No Pre-requisites. Audit available.

GRN 233. Supporting End of Life. 4 Credits.

Provides health care workers, caregivers, religious and spiritual counselors, social workers, fiduciaries, and family members the knowledge and skills to support the end of life process with dying persons and their families. Explores the physical, emotional, spiritual, legal, and financial aspects of dying, as well as grief and bereavement. Audit available.

GRN 235. Introduction to Dementia Care. 3 Credits.

Focuses on issues related to the care of older adults presenting behavioral and cognitive challenges, using a person-centered, person-directed approach. Introduces students to assessment, treatment and care of persons experiencing dementia, problematic mental health conditions, and the dying process. Recommend: WR 115 and RD 115. Audit available.

GRN 236. Dementia Care Practice. 1 Credit.

Uses a case study approach to advanced behavioral and cognitive care issues, based on realistic scenarios in a variety of settings. Includes assessing appropriate long term care options for memory care, problem solving, functional levels and other challenges, managing surveys, responding to deficiencies, problem solving repetitive incident reports, implementing fall prevention programs, and developing family education and support programs. Prerequisite: GRN 235. Audit available.

GRN 237. End of Life Therapies. 1 Credit.

Focuses on a specific therapeutic approach appropriate for end of life care and explores a variety of strategies and activities designed to augment end of life and palliative care goals and enhance the quality of life for the dying person and their caregivers. Audit available.

GRN 239. End of Life Practices. 1 Credit.

Focuses on specific approaches or practices appropriate for end of life care and explores a variety of strategies and activities designed to augment end of life and palliative care goals and to enhance the quality of life for the dying person and their caregivers. Audit available.

GRN 240. Care and Service Coordination. 3 Credits.

Provides an overview of professional standards, responsibilities, and skills required for care managers, information and resource specialists, advocates, and service coordinators working with older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families. Includes the assessment process, care planning, resource management, service provider and financial coordination, documentation and accountability, ethics and confidentiality, advocacy, and evaluation. Introduces strength-based, person-centered, and empowerment models. Audit available.

GRN 245. Introduction to Guardianship in Oregon. 1 Credit.

Introduces guardianship in Oregon. Includes a review of the court process, who qualifies for guardianship, and responsibilities of individuals serving as guardians. Presents basic information about how to be a guardian for a family member, and an overview of resources for guardians. Audit available.

GRN 246. Guardian Conservator Training. 2 Credits.

Introduces professional guardianship and conservatorship in Oregon. Includes professional standards and practices, intake decision-making, working with attorneys, interactions between Oregon laws and professional standards, business and social service skills required, and legal/ethical responsibilities to the court and protected person throughout the process. Introduces national and state issues, and how to work with a care team in a professional social service, medical, and legal context. Focuses on how to coordinate services and finances, use available resources, and work with physicians, care providers, social service agencies, families and others in decision-making on life, property, and care for court-determined incapacitated adults. Prerequisite/concurrent: GRN 245. Audit available.

GRN 265. Activity Professional Training 1. 3 Credits.

Provides didactic and experiential learning to prepare for an activity professional career with older adults in long term care facilities, adult daycare and community settings. Includes overview of the activity profession, late-life human development and health, standards of practice, activity planning for quality of life in a person-centered care model, and methods of service delivery for diverse populations. Students must have completed GRN 165 or the GRN36 CEU state-certification Activity Director Training course. Audit available.

GRN 266. Activity Professional Training 2. 3 Credits.

Course provides didactic and experimental learning to prepare management level careers as an activity professional with older adults in long term care facilities, adult daycare and community settings. Includes professional responsibilities of the Activity Director, the system of activity program development in diverse settings, administrative practices in the Activity Profession, communications, leadership, and community relations. Prerequisite: GRN 265 Audit available.

GRN 267. Introduction to Professional Therapeutic Horticulture. 2 Credits.

Introductory course for students training for the horticultural therapy profession and for health and human service providers desiring to add therapeutic horticulture to the treatment milieu. Topics include: history and development of the profession; code of ethics; People- Plant Relationship research base; vocational, social wellness and therapeutic program models; overview of basic clinical skills; aspects of interdisciplinary collaboration/integration in healthcare delivery; medical terminology; volunteer program development; professional resources and horticulture skills development for therapy. Audit available.

GRN 268. Techniques & Adaptive Strategies in Therapeutic Horticulture. 2 Credits.

Prepares students to design, develop, and maintain wellness activities and therapeutic horticulture gardens and programs incorporating indoor, outdoor and seasonal adaptations, strategies, and techniques. Includes a focus on special needs populations in retirement and long term care communities, vocational and medical rehabilitation facilities, and developmental disabilities settings. Students must have completed GRN 267 or the equivalent course offered through the Legacy Therapeutic Horticulture Program. Prerequisite: GRN 267 Audit available.

GRN 269. Therapeutic Horticulture Skills I. 2 Credits.

Introduces therapeutic skills, including therapeutic models, medical terminology, assessment, goal setting, task analysis treatment issues, activity planning, documentation and evaluation, safety and precautions as applied in a therapeutic horticulture milieu. Professional and therapeutic skill topics include learning styles, motivational management, group dynamics, therapeutic use of self, listening skills, public speaking, counseling basics, roles in interdisciplinary team, leadership role of the therapist, writing and communication skills, and ethics. Students must have completed GRN 268 or the equivalent course offered through the Legacy Therapeutic Horticulture Program. Prerequisite: GRN 268 Audit available.

GRN 270. Therapeutic Horticulture Programming for Adults & Children. 2 Credits.

Introduces therapeutic horticulture program models; human development models; issues in aging, frailty, dementia, and the continuum of care; intergenerational program models; assessment, documentation, and treatment planning; activity, thematic and seasonal planning; case study writing; marketing and public relations; program evaluation; and general issues in therapeutic garden design, maintenance and programming for children and frail elders. Students must have completed GRN 269 or the equivalent course offered through the Legacy Therapeutic Horticulture Program. Prerequisite: GRN 269. Audit available.

GRN 271. Therapeutic Horticulture Skills II. 2 Credits.

Builds therapeutic and professional skills to work in pediatric, geriatric, developmental disabilities, psychiatric and offender programs. Includes advanced skills in designing and evaluating 12 month therapeutic activities and programming for frail elderly, pediatric, developmentally disabled, neurologically impaired and other special needs populations. Focuses on professional skill mastery and continuing education planning. Students must have completed GRN 270 or the equivalent course offered through the Legacy Therapeutic Horticulture Program. Prerequisite: GRN 270. Audit available.

GRN 272. Therapeutic Garden Design, Maintenance & Programming. 3 Credits.

Focuses on the design, maintenance and programming of natural and horticultural therapeutic gardens. Includes working with an interdisciplinary team, garden assessment using therapeutic gardening standards, designing restorative settings, planning and conducting group and seasonal sessions, sensory goals programming for dementia clients patio and strolling gardens for assisted living facility programs, and special needs gardens. Students must have completed GRN 271 or the equivalent course offered through the Legacy Therapeutic Horticulture Program. Prerequisite: GRN 271. Audit available.

GRN 280A. CE: Gerontology Internship. 1-3 Credit.

Develops practical experience, skill development and professional direction in achieving their career goals, working under supervision in an approved worksite through an intentional internship. Prerequisite: Submission of Training Agreement and Learning Objectives Forms, signed by the student and worksite supervisor to Gerontology office. Cooperative Education office requests registration. Audit available.

GRN 280B. Gerontology Internship Seminar. 1 Credit.

Develops the essential skills for successful internship. Focuses on work-based learning outcomes, working under supervision, effective communication and teamwork in organizations, professional networking, stress and conflict management, professional ethics, boundary setting, and burnout prevention. Prerequisite: GRN 181. Audit available.

GRN 282. Gerontology Professional Seminar. 2 Credits.

Provides job tools and learning outcomes assessment opportunities for students completing the Gerontology Degree and any Certificates. Focuses on reviewing and modifying career and educational/training goals; reassessing the occupational outlook and labor market; building a professional network; formulating mission and vision statements and other branding tools; developing master portfolios and resumes, job specific resumes, websites, brochures, cards, and other job tools; preparing for behavioral job interviews; and creating Degree and Certificate presentations in ePortfolios that assess learning outcomes and position students for employment and continued education. Prerequisite: GRN 280B. Audit available.