Child and Family Services (A.S.)
The A.S. degree in Child and Family Services is designed for students who plan to work with children and families in a broad range of careers. The curriculum was designed with a commitment to strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children. The program’s overarching goal is to improve family and community life by preparing students for work with children, adults, and families in a variety of public and private human service agencies and organizations. The curriculum provides a solid base in early childhood and social science course work and field experiences, including a 230-hour practicum offered in a range of settings such as the Department of Social Services, Head Start, Early Intervention, etc. The program includes a solid foundation in the liberal arts and career/college transfer preparation. Graduates will be prepared for entry level positions in child and family services as well as transfer into four-year college programs. The program is designed for seamless transfer into the B.S. in Early Childhood Studies: Birth – Age 5.