The Activity Aide program of the Hutchinson campus of Ridgewater College offers career opportunities to work with the elderly in a nursing home setting or adult day service. Job responsibilities include assisting residents to and from activity programs, providing one-to-one companionship with residents, setting up and assisting with small and large group activities, assisting with outings, bulletin board and seasonal decorating, and assisting the activity staff with special events. The Activity Aide program is designed to complement the Universal Care program. It does not meet standards for national activity certification.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(8 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ADR 1005 Professional Enrichment for the Activity Director/Assistant 3*
ADR 1010 Cultures in the Workplace
ADR 1015 Activity Ideas
ADR 1040 Introduction to Aging
ADR 1155 Crisis Intervention
ADR 1225 Disability Awareness
ADR 1420 Activity Interventions
ADR 2900 Internship I 4*
Total Credits: 20  
 
Total Certificate Credits: 20  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.