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Family Support Services Certificate

2017-18
Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 190707J
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Family Support Services four-term certificate program is designed to provide pre-employment training and education for entry-level family support workers through classroom studies and practical training. Graduates may serve families as family advocates, home visitors, parent educators, or family outreach workers, among other occupations. Coursework for this program spans the disciplines of human services and early childhood development to provide a strong base for work with children and families in a variety of settings. It is designed to accommodate both full- and part-time students and those currently employed in the field. Embedded within the program is training which meets requirements for community health worker certification through the Oregon Health
Authority.

Some courses in this program may not transfer to other institutions. Students intending to transfer should seek advisor assistance to determine transferability.

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see
www.roguecc.edu/Programs/LearningOutcomes.

The U.S. Department of Education requires disclosure of specific information about career and technical certificate programs to prospective students. Data includes Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes, graduation rates, tuition and fees, typical costs for books and supplies, job placement rates for students completing the programs, and median loan debt incurred by students completing the programs. For more information visit www.roguecc.edu/GainfulEmployment.


Entry Requirements

Students are required to take the college placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin the courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may be required to enroll in courses that would increase their employability and success.

Many courses in this department require participation in community schools, programs, and agencies for observation and practicum experiences. Some of these sites may require a background check in order for a student to participate. Future employment serving children and families will require a background check. Students may wish to consider going through a background check process to be ready for potential observation, practicum, and employment experiences – check with your Early Childhood and Elementary Education advisor for additional information.


Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with collegepolicies and the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department chair’s approval. In orderto ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department chair to determine placement.


Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better. Certain prerequisite courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


For more information contact the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department:

Grants Pass: 541-956-7066
Medford:  541-245-7504
Toll free in Oregon:  800-411-6508, Ext. 7066 or 7504
email:  ecee@roguecc.edu
Web address:  www.roguecc.edu/ecee
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711