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 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 1155 Crisis Intervention
ADR 1420 Activity Interventions and Engagement Techniques
ADR 2900 Internship 4*
UCA 1040 Introduction to Aging
UCA 1225 Disability Awareness
Total Credits: 20  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 22 while the section is listed as having 20 credits.
Total Certificate Credits: 20  

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