Geriatric Activity Coordinator Certificate (GACC)

Geriatric Activity Coordinator Certificate (GACC)

The Geriatric Activity Coordinator certificate prepares students to understand the client population and the activities needed for residents in a long term care facility. Students learn approaches to care, as well as applicable Federal regulations and documentation guidelines.

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Geriatric Activity Coordinator Certificate (GACC)

Program Prerequisites: MCH 130 Nurse Aide Training, and on State Nurse Aide Registry or eligible for Registry.

Semester 1LecLabCredits
GAC 101Activity Coordinator for Long Term Care 1 425
Semester 2  
GAC 102Activity Coordinator for Long Term Care 2 425
Total Credits:  8410

Courses

GAC 101 Activity Coordinator for Long Term Care 1
5 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamentals of the long term care activity coordinator profession. Topics include: understanding client populations, job functions, approaches to care, federal regulations, and documentation guidelines.
Prerequisites: MCH 130, and on State Nurse Aide Registry or eligible for Registry
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GAC 102 Activity Coordinator for Long Term Care 2
5 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A continuation of GAC 101. Topics include: skills and service methods to enhance quality of life, individualized activity programming, and documentation to meet state and federal regulations. Successful completion of this course does not ensure national certification.
Prerequisites: GAC 101 (minimum grade C)
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GAC 198 First Year Special Topics in Geriatric Activity Coordinator
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Geriatric Activity Coordinator, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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GAC 199 First Year Independent Project in Geriatric Activity Coordinator
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Geriatric Activity Coordinator that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Geriatric Activity Coordinator faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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GAC 298 Second Year Special Topics in Geriatric Activity Coordinator
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Geriatric Activity Coordinator, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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GAC 299 Second Year Independent Project in Geriatric Activity Coordinator
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Geriatric Activity Coordinator that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Geriatric Activity Coordinator faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Daphne Robinson, BS, RHIT
daphne.robinson@cincinnatistate.edu