Program Description Family Support Studies is a unique program at the college, which has received national recognition. Coursework provides education and training to students currently working or desiring to work with individuals and their families using family support practice and principles. The approach nurtures families’ healthy development by looking at families’ strengths, connecting families to community resources, and supporting and empowering parents to become advocates for their families. This degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits as outlined.
|Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.
General Education Requirements (26 credits)
Communication Skills (10 credits)
OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.
Human Relations and Professional Development Skills (11 credits)
OUTCOME: Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with personal wellness; sustainable management of resources; and/or with success in educational, workplace, community, and team settings.
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)
OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze and solve problems.
Cultural Diversity Skills
Outcome: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.
____Cultural Diversity Requirement met
Distribution Requirements (10 credits)
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (5 credits)
OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.
Social Sciences (5 credits)
OUTCOME: Use social science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.
Program Requirements (22 credits)
- Apply the principles of family support and demonstrate best practices in human services, education, or prevention program settings.
- Demonstrate ability to effectively work with individuals using communication skills, group interaction, problem solving, and ethical procedures.
- Identify local, regional, and state services that are available to families and individuals.
- Apply knowledge of community collaborations and identify barriers to services.
- Demonstrate leadership skills and techniques, including empowering others to become natural leaders in the community.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of family systems and governmental, social, and political systems that affect families.
* See Program Requirements Note
Program Electives (to complete 90 credits)
** See Program Electives Notes
The program code for this degree is 434U. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.
- This AAS-T degree is professional-technical degree with a core of general education courses commonly accepted in transfer. Professional-technical degrees are not designed for transfer to other colleges or universities. Several four-year colleges and universities have specific bachelor’s degree programs that accept the AAS-T degree: Evergreen State College, Antioch University, Seattle Pacific University, University of Phoenix, and City University.
- Students seeking to transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T, should consider associate of arts or associate of science degrees, which are specifically designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
- Transfer of Credit Non-family support studies credits will transfer from any accredited college to satisfy all non-family support studies requirements. To transfer non-family support studies credits, students must request an evaluation of their college transcripts through the Enrollment Services office. This should be done during the student’s first quarter at the college.
* Program Requirements Note
- FSS 195 may be met using courses from the Parent Mentor I-BEST program (FSS 125, FSS 126, and FSS 128).
** Program Electives Notes
- Courses taken as part of the Parent Mentor I-BEST program may be applied as program electives (list above plus FSS 127)
- The group of five courses (FSS 185, FSS 215, SHS 104, SHS 117, and SHS 200) also meets the requirements for the Prevention Specialist Certificate of Completion, which covers the educational component of the state of Washington’s Associate Prevention Professional (APP) credential.
The advisors for this program are:
Karen Townsend | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.640.1595
Christina Coiro | email@example.com | 425.640.1981
Tui Lindsey | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.640.1633
Social and Human Services | www.edcc.edu/programs/shs
Family Support Services | www.edcc.edu/programs/fss
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer General Information
Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds CC’s four General Education Outcomes (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.
Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets page.
Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.
Students Are Advised To:
- Plan your schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
- Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning;
- Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
- At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds CC. Then, submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.
Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.
Transferring to Another University or College
- Admission application deadlines vary, students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
- Consultation with the appropriate department or an advisor at the intended transfer school is highly recommended.
Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement in the online academic catalog.
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|Eff: summer 2015
EPC - 434U
TC - 90
CIP - 511594
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