GERIATRIC CARE ASSISTANT (GC51) Not accepting new students effective Summer 2017
Technical Certificate of Credit

The Geriatric Care Assistant Technical Certificate provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to qualify employment as a nurse aide in nursing homes, elder personal care homes, and home healthcare agencies. The certificate emphasizes geriatric patient care, CPR, and first aid. Students successfully completing the certificate meet the academic requirements to take the exam that will allow them to be placed on the State Registry for nurse aides.

Technical Certificate of Credit
Program Length 15 Credit Hours
Education Requirements Minimum Age: 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon Campus


Credit Hours

ALHS 1060 Diet And Nutrition for AHS 2
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for AHS 2
GERT 1000 Understanding the Geronotological Client 2
GERT 1020 Behavioral Aspects of Aging 2
GERT 1030 Gerontological Nutrition 1
NAST 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals 6
  Total Hours 15