Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology Dip GBC
George Brown College, Canada
About This Program
George Brown College's two-year Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology diploma program will provide you with specialized knowledge in the field of aging. You will learn over the course of two years, how to design and deliver meaningful therapeutic programs to enhance the quality of life of older adults that consider the physical, mental and spiritual perspectives of the aging process.
The approach in this academically challenging program is based on a holistic, person-centred philosophy and informed by relevant theoretical and practical knowledge of gerontology:
If you are someone who is energetic, organized, creative and enjoys working with older adults, consider this profession.
This Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology Diploma program is offered at the Waterfront Campus of George Brown College.
This four semester diploma is a full-time program. It combines field placement and classroom experience to prepare its graduates to work with older adults in a variety of settings.
As hands-on learning is a major component of this program, you will get practice in creating specialized therapeutic programs at George Brown College's 21,000+ square foot Simulation Centre facility.
Field education is a requirement in all four semesters. You will gain more self-confidence and even more exposure to your chosen career with one of the college's field placement partners.
You may have employment opportunities that include positions in long term care, retirement residences and community-based settings such as:
Future Study Options for Graduates of the Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology diploma program
If you successfully complete this program may be considered for exemptions in other programs at George Brown College.
And if you have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher, you can apply to complete a three-year B.A. in Gerontology at Laurentian University in a reduced timeframe (approximately 12-18 months). The exact time of completion will depend on existing post-secondary credentials.
By the time you graduate, you will gain skills and have demonstrated the ability to:
Course Code : C102
College : School of Health and Wellness
Duration : 2 years (4 semesters)
Qualifications Level : Diploma
All fees listed below are quoted in Canadian Dollar (CAD).
Take note of the following:
Accommodation for International Students at George Brown College
Toronto has a large housing and rental market that offers numerous accommodation options for students. George Brown College however, does not arrange non-homestay accommodation for students. Estimated costs for privately arranged accommodation may range from $500-$1200 per month, depending on individual living situation and location.
George Brown College's free Housing Services offer support in helping students find off-campus housing. This will be an advantage for you as it generally takes about 2-3 weeks to find an apartment in Toronto. Apartment listings usually go up 1-2 months previous to their availability so if you’re looking to move beginning of September it is usually good to start looking in July.
Housing Cost (your choice):
If you would rather live in the residence of the college, you should sign up early. The George, as the building is known, has the flexibility of 8 month- (Fall/Winter) and 4 Month- (Summer) agreements. Units are 2-bedroom suites that include a kitchenette and 3-piece bathroom with Wi-Fi, phone, and cable television.
As costs are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the administration of George Brown College. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.
When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, and health.
Intake Dates :
There is only ONE intake per year and this is in SEPTEMBER.
IVC has a 3-month preparation period that includes, among others:
It is important to apply early as this course may have many applicants. Moreover, beginning an application well in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the IELTS and consolidate your academic and professional credentials for your visa application. So make sure you apply early!
Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement and you must be able to meet the selection criteria outlined below:
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