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CCCCD To Offer "Caring For The Aging" Certificate Series



CCCCD To Offer "Caring For The Aging" Certificate Series

October 24, 2003 - In an effort to support the increasing number of adults caring for senior citizens, CCCCD Continuing Education has created a new certificate program called "Caring for the Aging."

This series is targeted to those who are responsible for the care of a senior adult. The courses will give students the tools necessary to provide a safe, healthy living environment, an understanding of the aging process, patient rights, issues specific to aging women and grief management. This institutional certificate requires fulfillment of 78 hours including core courses and two electives that are listed in the continuing education schedule or on their website at www.ccccd.edu/ce. Classes will be offered during the spring 2004 semester beginning Jan. 13 through May 14.

"We created this certificate program as a result of the number of requests we've received for resources in caring for the aging, from both healthcare professionals and individuals. With the increasing number of baby boomers taking care of their elder family members, it was a customer base that we felt needed more resources," said Jim Merritt, continuing education program director.

Collin County Community College District serves close to 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. In addition, the CCCCD is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.

For more information about the "Caring for the Aging" certificate series, call continuing education at 972.985.3750.