Aging Studies, Associate of Arts Degree
Banner Code: 3_AA_AGNG
Control Number: 07510
Financial Aid Eligible
Gerontology, the interdisciplinary study of aging, offers students an understanding of their own aging and of society’s response to the increasing population of older people. Biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of aging are explored. The coursework for the Certificate of Achievement in Aging Studies will provide information about the aging process and training to work in services and agencies that interact with older people. Many of the courses are cross disciplinary and, therefore, can count towards the Certificate of Achievement as well as the general education requirements for the A.A. Degree. Coursework will also transfer as elective and general education requirements to a four-year institution.
Students have the option of completing the 21-unit Certificate of Achievement in Aging Studies on its own or in conjunction with the A.A. degree. Those seeking new careers in gerontology and/or transfer to a four-year institution should complete the Associate in Arts Degree requirements in conjunction with those for the Aging Studies Certificate of Achievement.
Coastline College students completing the A.A. Degree and Aging Studies Certificate of Achievement qualify for our degree partnership with CSUF. For information about the Coastline College/Cal State Fullerton degree partnership in human services and aging studies call Coastline College at (714) 241-2613 or Human Services Office, CSUF, (714) 278-2255.
Coastline College and CSU Long Beach have a partnership that allows a maximum of 6 units (SOC C120 Introduction to Aging Studies and 3 units of elective courses) to be applied to CSULB's 15 unit Gerontology Minor. Contact Coastline College at (714) 241-6213 or the Gerontology Department at CSULB for further information.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply major gerontology theories and principles of the field to everyday life and determine the impact of these theories on the aging individual and/or society as a whole.
- Apply effective communication skills in a variety of gerontology settings.
- Support opinions/ideas using solid gerontology research principles.
|Required Core 1|
|Complete the following:|
|AGNG C120||Introduction to Aging Studies||3|
|or SOC C120||Introduction to Aging Studies|
|AGNG C122||Biology of Aging||3|
|or BIOL C120||Biology of Aging|
|AGNG C170||Psychology of Aging||3|
|or PSYC C170||Psychology of Aging|
|AGNG C220||Controversies and Ethical Issues in Aging||3|
|or HSVC C220||Controversies and Ethical Issues in Aging|
|Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR Card 2|
|Program Electives 3|
|Select a minimum of six units of the following:||6|
or HLTH C223
|Nutrition through the Lifecycle|
or FN C225
|Nutrition through the Lifecycle|
|Care of Frail Elderly|
|Aging in a Multicultural Society|
|Probate Administration/Estate Planning|
|Program Field Courses 1|
|Complete the following course:|
|AGNG C273||Careers in Gerontology - A Field Practicum||3|
|or HSVC C273||Human Services Practicum|
|Units Required for Major||21|
Some courses in the program are not offered every semester. AGNG C131 Home Care, AGNG C273 Careers in Gerontology - A Field Practicum, and AGNG C240 Aging in a Multicultural Society are offered once per year, usually in the fall semester. AGNG C220 Controversies and Ethical Issues in Aging/HSVC C220 Controversies and Ethical Issues in Aging and AGNG C230 Care of Frail Elderly are offered once per year, usually in the spring semester. Plan your full schedule with the timing of your courses in mind.
Additional Requirement: Students must obtain a current Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR Card.
|Units for Major Preparation||21|
|Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC pattern||Varies|
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|