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Gerontology is the comprehensive, multidisciplinary study of aging and older adults.

Langara offers both a 1-year Social Service Worker (GERO) Certificate, and a 2-year Diploma in Gerontology. Both programs provide recognized credentials for individuals seeking a new career, or further training for their current positions in the community-based seniors’ service or healthcare sector. 

In these interdisciplinary programs, students gain an understanding of aging processes and social policy issues affecting older persons and their families using a strengths-based and social justice approach.

Students are passionate about working with older adults and develop practical skills and knowledge to meet the needs of this rapidly growing population. We value our connections with the local senior-serving agencies who contribute to our program through guest presentations, field trips, and especially practicum placement opportunities.  

For more detailed information about the Social Service Worker (GERO) Certificate or the Diploma in Gerontology, visit the individual program links and the Gerontology program site.

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