The purpose of the Gerontology Program at Hostos Community College is to prepare students for careers that involve working with older adults. Qualified professionals can work in such settings as, senior citizen centers, health related and skilled nursing facilities, and home health care agencies. The Gerontology Program awards the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Students who would like to further their education may then apply their courses at a four-year institution in a program of gerontology, social work, physical or recreation therapy, etc. The Gerontology Program is interdisciplinary in nature and will draw upon faculty expertise from different departments within the College. Individual courses are therefore listed throughout this catalog under the various disciplines. Students who are interested in planning a concentration in the field of gerontology should consult the Gerontology Coordinator for further information.