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Our Course Offering:  FOR Winter 2021>>>ACTIVITY  Director Certification at the state and national levels.  All Classes taught on Line thru Portland Community College due to Covid19 issues.   

Winter and Spring Classes

OAP/ODP provides a wide selection of courses and seminars.




  • We will offer the Oregon State Certification Class for Activity Directors. This 36 hour class meets the mandated regulations of Actvity Directors wishing to work in Long Term and Skilled Facilities.
  • We will offer the National Activity Director Training Class that help prepare you for the National Testing Requirement. This is a on-line via Portland Community College, with private and personal instruction by an experienced activity director/educator at the rank of Activity Consultant - Board Certified by the National Association of Activity Profession Credentialing Center  NAAPCC  

  • UPCOMING CLASSES for Professional Growth: 

  • ADVANCE ACTIVITY DIRECTOR CLASS>>> Portland Community College/

    Gerontology Department.  Class number GRN264... prepares you for National Certification through APCC.  This class is offered sumer and winter term. Registration begins December 9, 2020 for winter session.  Class begins on January 4th. 2021.  Can be completed in 10 weeks or sooner as it is a self paced class online with personal zoom sessions with instructor.


    ACTIVITY DIRECTOR TRAINING>>>>  Portland Community College/ Gerontology Department. Class number GRN165-

    New Activity Director Certification Class starts Spring Terms, March 24, 2021Registration for class begins .... class text, February 21.2021, practicums on Documentation and Calendar Building. Covers the ten areas of Certification Required by State Regulations.  Class includes videos to supplement reading materials/ 2 zoom sessions for demonstrations on Documentation and Calendar Planning.  Class runs for ten weeks, but student my complete at own pace -sooner or later as needed for certification. Student must register with Portland Community College to attend this class. This class will be offered only in Spring and Fall terms. 


  • Preparation to apply for Activity Professional Board Certified (AP-BC) designation through the Activity Professional Credentialing Center (www.NAAPCC.net), with the required work experience, continuing education, and successful completion of the NAAPCC Competency Examination
  •  See Video on YouTube about benefits of this class- go to playlist Activity Director Best You Can Be link: 
  • https://youtu.be/ZnC1cFLkFZg




    Contact instructor Connie Ratti (connie.ratti@pcc.edu) for more information on this course and prerequisites. For questions related to PCC enrollment, registration and the Activity Professional Certificate, contact the Program Director, Jan Abushakrah at 971-722-4077, jabushak@pcc.edu.  



    THE AGING MIND >>>>PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Gerontology Department. Class number GRN175, CRN33281 insturctor Roger Anusen  


  •  Give Your Brain a Treat with The Aging Mind – GRN175 –  2 cr./online Got a “Passion for People”? 

  •  Please invest [02:12] of your time to view this video. Your future brain will thank you! “The Aging Mind”: https://tinyurl.com/yajm9flw

  •  Knowledge is Power!  You will learn how brains really work and how they change with age.  Knowledge gained from this course can help your brain from the first day of class and help your future brain for good.  


  • This first nation course has been engaging and 

  • educating curious minds with evidence based brain science delivered in plain English since 2011.  The materials in this course are guided by the ever-emerging research.

  •  Got 19minutes? Your brain will thank you, again!                

  • “The Power of a Smidgeon”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9EwTB0fyqU&t=8s   

  •  The textbook is Strong Brains, Sharp Minds by Michael C. Patterson and Roger Anunsen.  Deep discount for PCC students!  

  •  For more information about this summer’s brain science adventure

  •  exploring what’s been called 

  • “The most exciting frontier of human knowledge since the Renaissance,”   please contact roger.anunsen@pcc.edu.

     PCC Summer Term registration starts May 25th and this class starts

  •  June 22nd. Senior Audit available! For more information on this course and all Gerontology courses and supports, contact Jan Abushakrah, jabushak@pcc.edu.     


    Got a Passions for People...Please invest 2 minutes of your time to view this video.  Your future brain will thank you! 


    The Aging Mind: https://tinyurl.com/yajm9flw



  • AGEISM>>>>>PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Gerontology Department.  Class number GRN201,  CRN 32366

  • instructor Jenny Sasser


    Explores ageism as a form of prejudice and discrimination that intersects with other systems of oppression.  Introduces perspectives and practices for combating ageism. For more information on this class contact: jennifer.sasser1@pcc.edu


    For All on-line  Gerontology Classes and registration information contact:

  •             Jan Abushakrah at jabushak@pcc.edu























































































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