2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 19, 2020  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social and Human Services - Elder Care Provider Certificate of Completion

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Program Description The Elder Care Provider Certificate of Completion provides students with basic knowledge of issues relevant for working with older adults. It is intended for students with some prior education and training in human services, healthcare, or related fields who wish to expand their scope of practice. The courses in this short certificate also meet requirements for other degrees in the Social and Human Services program. This certificate of completion requires successful completion of a minimum of 5 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (5 credits)


  1. Identify theories of aging and developmental changes common to the older adult years.
  2. Describe techniques and strategies used to support seniors and their families during various life transitions.

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is 336E. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

The advisors for this program are:
Karen Townsend | karen.townsend@edcc.edu | 425.640.1595
Christina Coiro | ccoiro@edcc.edu | 425.640.1981

Department website:
Social and Human Services | www.edcc.edu/shs

Certificate of Completion General Information

This certificate of completion (COC) is awarded upon completion of the required number of courses. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or S grades in all college level courses in order to earn this COC. Certain certificates may require a higher cumulative grade point average as dictated by industry standards. All credits for this COC must be earned at Edmonds CC.

Certificates of completion (COCs) are not eligible for financial aid; however, some COCs may be eligible for veteran’s benefits. If you are interested in this COC, please talk to your faculty advisor or an academic advisor in student services.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources



Dean’s Signature and Date Advisor’s Signature and Date
Eff: Summer 2016  

Internal Coding

EPC - 336E

TC - 5

CIP - 512696

Last revised - 2016/03/07

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