Train to care for the changing life needs of older adults

Massachusetts is now rated the second healthiest state in America, right behind Hawaii, and contrary to national trends, life expectancy is increasing in the Commonwealth. This means as we age, we may need help with life changes to stay healthy and happy. Whether you are currently helping older adults or interested in the health and human services profession, the NSCC’s Gerontology Certificate program will develop your capacity to serve a growing population. This program provides a basic credential to those working in the field of aging without previous academic training or credentials.

Human Services Pathway
For students interested in continuing their education, courses in this program count towards NSCC’s Human Services Practitioner Associate in Science degree.


Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes


2016 Boston-area Median Wage


NSCC is top in MA for effectively serving adult learners

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For more information, please contact the Pathway Advisor for this program.

Phone: 781-477-2215

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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