Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: Guam Community College 2016-2017 Catalog Program: Family Services Certificate Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Family Services Certificate

Program Description

The Certificate in Family Services program  is designed to provide entry level training for paraprofessionals providing human services to families.  Emphasis is placed on developing competencies for the effective delivery of human services.

Course requirements may identify prerequisites that must be completed with a passing grade. Prerequisite course credits are not counted as credits earned towards the program unless they are certificate core course requirements. Prerequisites are identified in the course description section of this catalog and below with a + sign next to each course with a prerequisite.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Family Services, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and co-workers.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate competency needed in the effective delivery of human services.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct within the field.

A. General Education Requirements

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EN 110 - Freshman Composition (3) +
MA 095 - Pre-College Mathematics (4) +

-or test out of the math placement test

PY 120 - General Psychology (3) +
SO 130 - Introduction to Sociology (3) +

Total General Education Requirements - 9

 Note to students: The credits in parenthesis above count only for billing purposes and student semester load. They do not count toward credits needed for any degree or certificate.

B. Technical Requirements

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
FA 192 - Family Services Practicum (3) +
ED 220 - Human Growth & Development (3) OR
CD 221 - Child Growth & Development (3)

-recommended for those interested in working with children birth to age five

Total Technical Requirements - 12

C. Related General Education & Technical Requirement

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

Complete at least 9 credits from the following list of courses or other courses approved by the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department Chairperson.

ASL 100 - American Sign Language I (4)
ASL 110 - American Sign Language II (4) +
CD 260 - Social & Emotional Development (3) +
CJ 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 101 - Juvenile Justice Process (3) +
CJ 104 - Dynamics of Substance Abuse (3)
CS 151 - Windows Applications (3) +
ED 231 - Introduction to Exceptional Children (3) +
EN 125 - Introduction to Human Communication and Speech (3) +
HL 202 - Nutrition (3)
HU 120 - Pacific Cultures (3)
OA 101 - Keyboarding and Document Processing (3)

Total Related General Education & Technical Requirement - 9

Total Credits Required - 30