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North Shore Community College
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  • Gerontology Certificate (GER)
    Program Description

    Career, Certificate (C1)

    This program provides a basic credential to those working in the field of aging without previous academic training or credentials. The one-year certificate program leads directly into the two-year Gerontology Associate Degree program.

    Students interested in participating in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly, or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship, or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider, may be required to undergo criminal background checks, including a national as well as local check (i.e. Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI)). Depending on the contents of these criminal background check(s), a student's participation in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider may not be allowed, and therefore may impact a student's ability to complete program requirements. Furthermore, please note that eligibility to participate in the program and/or clinical affiliation, internship or field placement as a result of screening requirements, such as criminal background checks, is not a guarantee of eligibility to sit for professional credentialing examination(s) or employment upon graduation.

    For more information, please contact us at (978) 762-4000 or bciarame@northshore.edu.

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