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Nursing Assistant - Gerontology Specialist Career Pathway Certificate

CPCC Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
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Start your health care career in under a year with CCC's Gerontology Nursing Assistant Certificate 

Make a difference in older adult care. CCC's Nursing Assistant - Gerontology Specialist program combines classroom learning with hands-on clinical experience, preparing you to provide compassionate care for older adults. You'll gain valuable skills from dedicated instructors in a real-world setting, allowing you to start making a positive impact while boosting your earning power.

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Ready to launch your health care career? Contact us today to learn more about CCC's Nursing Assistant Nursing Assistant - Gerontology Specialist Career Pathway Certificate program!

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

Fulfill a growing demand for gerontology professionals 

The job outlook for gerontology nursing assistants is positive, with growth projected to be faster than average for all occupations. Key factors behind this growth include an aging population, increased need for long-term care and a focus on in-home care.



Learn the skills to foster meaningful relationships with older adults 

This program should equip you with valuable skills, including: 
  • Providing gerontology-based care for older adultsYou should learn to apply gerontological principles to deliver effective and respectful care to this population. 
  • Distinguishing between normal aging and age-related health conditions: Learn to differentiate between typical changes associated with aging and potential health issues, specifically focusing on chronic illnesses and dementia.
  • Supporting older adults through grief: You should develop the skills to offer compassionate support to older adults experiencing various forms of loss, including the passing of loved ones. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

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Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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