LAMC Campus

CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES DEPARTMENT

Gerontology

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The Los Angeles Mission College Gerontology program prepares you for a rewarding career in a growing industry. Learn how to address issues affecting the aging and elderly and improve the quality of life for this growing population.

This program puts you on track to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Gerontology so you can begin working. At the same time, you continue to pursue your Associate Degree and transfer to a four-year university.

Check out our program brochure

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Rewarding Career Opportunities:

  • In-home caregiver
  • Gerontology aide
  • Residential care provider
  • Recreation aide for seniors
  • Community caregiver
  • Care facility administrator

Degrees and Certificates

  • Certificate of Achievement - Gerontology will prepare you to enter the workforce as you continue your education.
  • Gainful Employment Disclosures
  • Associate in Arts (AA) - Gerontology will fulfill partial requirements for transfer to a four-year university.

Curriculum

REQUIRED COURSES Units
Fam&CS 006 - Challenges of Aging 3
NUTRTN 021 - Nutrition 3
Fam&CS 070 - Field Experience in Family & Consumer Studies 3
Hlth Occ 063 - Basic Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology Pharmacology 2
Hlth Occ 064 - Cultural & Legal Topics for Healthcare Professionals 1
Hlth Occ 065 - Fundamentals for the Healthcare Professionals 2.5
Total Required Units: 14.5
ELECTIVES (Select Two) Units
Ch Dev 055 - Home Visitation Programs 3
Fam&CS 031 - Marriage & Family Life 3
Fam&CS 091 - Life Management 3
Psych 041 - Life Span Psychology 3
Soc 002 - American Social Problems 3
Total Electives Units: 6

Total Units: 20.5

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Contact Information
Department Chair

Dr. Veronica Allen
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Department Vice-Chair
Patricia Rodriguez
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Phone: (818) 364-7670


Child Development Center Director

Diane Stein
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Phone: (818) 364-7865


Department Secretary
Richard Lam
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Education and Child Development Faculty
Veronica Allen
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Phone: (818) 364-7809


Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Ivet Bazikyan
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Phone: (818) 833-3422


Psychology Faculty
Emily Bill
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Phone: (818) 833-335


Child Development Faculty
Lilamani De Silva
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Phone: (818) 364-7673


Child Development Faculty
Rita Grigoryan
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Phone: (818) 364-7860


Psychology Faculty
Dr. Christopher Williams
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Phone: (818) 833-3413