Long Term Care Activity Director

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Are You Active And Caring?

Activity Directors in long term care facilities are becoming increasingly important members of every facility's staff. The Austin Community College Long Term Care Activity Director program will prepare you to quickly step into this growing and rewarding profession.

Your Building Blocks to Success

This program provides students a window into the history of long term care. In addition, program participants will study industry regulations, communications, advocacy, ethics, service delivery, and volunteer management. The program may be completed in approximately four to five months and includes:

  • Individualized learning plans
  • Workplace practicums to build experience
  • Preparation for certification through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP), the National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS), or the Consortium of Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification, Inc.

Get Started Now!

If you have a high school diploma/GED, a proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills), are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have a clean criminal record, then contact our program coordinator to get started. You should also download the application from this page and submit it to the Austin Community College Continuing Education registration office. In a short time, you can be on a new path to a satisfying career as an Activity Director!

Program Information

Tuition
Estimated Tuition
$935.00
Length
Time Commitment
4 Months
10-15 Hours / Week
Brochure
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Application
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Career Information ( View Data )

Wage
Avg. Hourly Wage
20.74
Job Market
Current Job Market
+22

Contact Information

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Program Coordinator
wpicard@austincc.edu
(512) 223-7271

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Your Road Map To Success

This program prepares participants to operate effectively in the long-term care environment and for certification through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP), the National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS), or the Consortium of Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification, Inc.

Career Pathways:

Program includes studies in:

  • Industry Regulations
  • Communications
  • Volunteer Management
  • Advocacy
  • Ethics

Basic Activity Director

GERS-1004 Activity Directing I

GERS-1066 Practicum: Adult Development and Aging I

Advanced Activity Director

GERS-2031 Advanced Activity Director

GERS-2066 Practicum: Adult Development and Aging II

View a list of related courses and descriptions for this program.


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