Begin Your Career In Health Care

Career opportunities in gerontology will be a growing field in the 21st century workplace. By completing Pasadena City College's (PCC) gerontology program, you can be one of the highly trained professionals responding to new opportunities created by an aging society. 

This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

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This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.

  • Program Length:

    12 - 18 units

  • Program Options:
    • Occupational Skills Certificate
    • Certificate of Achievement 
  • Program Accreditation:
    PCC Institutional Accreditation

The Gerontology Program

Pasadena City College's gerontology program will train you for a career in the field of aging. Aging affects all aspects of human activity, so gerontology is multi-disciplinary in nature. Gerontology is concerned with the study and application of knowledge about the physical, economic, and social conditions of older adults. After completing our two-semester long program, you can expect to find career opportunities in county councils on aging, social service agencies, housing authorities, long-term care, recreation facilities, and many other private and public agencies.

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There are no additional application requirements for the Gerontology program. Just complete the application and enrollment steps to attend PCC, and you can begin working towards a Gerontology certificate! 

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