Gerontology – Scholarships

Skilled and Trained Workers Are Needed to Serve Our Aging Population!


Call today to speak with a member of YCCC’s Admissions Team:
207.216.4409 or email

*Thanks to a generous grant from the Tramuto Foundation, students who enroll in either the one- year certificate program or two-year Associate Degree program in Gerontology can take courses in the Fall of 2019 at a reduced rate of $100 per 3-credit course.

The Associate Degree Program in Gerontology will prepare students for careers working with seniors in direct care positions, such as personal care aids, elderly companions, recreation planners and facilitators, wellness coaches and volunteer organizers. The program also allows graduates a pathway to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in Gerontology, Sociology, Psychology, Health Care, or Recreational Therapy.

The Certificate Program in Gerontology is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions that include home health aids, personal care aids, activity assistants and recreation workers.

With so many career opportunities, why wait?

Graduates with an AAS in Gerontology may be eligible to receive their Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Certification (MHRT/C). Career opportunities include employment in senior centers, retirement communities (in service or entry-level administrative positions), nursing homes, assisted living communities, physical therapy clinics or home health care settings.

The YCCC Gerontology Program is funded in part with a grant from the Tramuto Foundation, a founding partner.