Activity Assistants plan and lead daily, weekly, and monthly activity programs that enhance and promote quality of life for the elderly in long-term care, memory care, assisted living, retirement communities and other aging organizations. This means working hands-on with individuals in small groups and large groups, and one-on-one. Activity Assistants are also responsible for calendar planning, planning and coordinating social events, leading groups, documentation, working with volunteers and families, and working as a team with facility staff.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(15 Courses)
Course Title Credits
ADR 1005 Professional Enrichment for the Activity Director/Assistant 3*
ADR 1010 Cultures in the Workplace
ADR 1015 Activity Ideas for Program Development
ADR 1045 Computer/Machine Technology
ADR 1155 Crisis Intervention
ADR 1180 Employment Readiness
ADR 1405 Activity Program Development
ADR 1410 Community Agencies and Resources for Older Adults
ADR 1420 Activity Interventions and Engagement Techniques
ADR 1501 Introduction to Activities and Aging Services
ADR 1502 Health and Social Issues in Aging
ADR 1503 Activity Care Planning and Documentation
ADR 1504 Activity Calendar Planning and Program Delivery
ADR 2900 Internship 5*
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
Total Credits: 33  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 35 while the section is listed as having 33 credits.
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose one course with a GSCM prefix.
Course Title Credits
GSCI 1301 Introduction to Computers
GSCI 1302 Introduction to Computers
GSCM 1102 Applied Written Communications
GSCM 1112 Applied Oral Communications
GSCM 1122 Applied Oral and Written Communications 2*
GSCM 1132 Applied Technical Writing
GSIS 1502 Human Relations
GSWS 1432 Problem Solving/Decision Making
GSWS 1442 Team Development
Total Credits: 3  
Total Diploma Credits: 36  

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