GerontologyAssociate in Applied Science (AAS)
Are you a good listener and problem solver with patience and creativity? Are you interested in working with our aging population? Mid-State’s new Gerontology program sounds like the perfect fit for you!
The Gerontology program prepares you to work in service delivery and leadership roles in a rapidly growing field. You learn about the multidisciplinary nature of gerontology, including the psychological, sociological, and physiological changes that occur during late adulthood. As a part of the curriculum, you have opportunities for practical experience in a broad range of settings during the fourth semester.
Gerontology courses combine the benefits of face-to-face education with the advantages of online and telepresence technology. Mid-State’s Gerontology program is one of only two in the entire 16-college Wisconsin Technical College System.
Demand for qualified individuals will grow as the population ages. Graduates may find employment in municipal and county aging services departments, aging housing and transportation services, small business self-employment, adult day care and recreation services, and client/patient navigation services.
- Activity/Recreation Coordinator
- Advocacy Specialist
- Aging Services Provider
- Benefits Coordinator
- Client Navigation Specialist
- Housing/Transportation Specialist
- Private Service Provider/Small Business Owner
- Program Planner