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Family Support Services


Associate of Applied Science Degree
Major Code: 190707
Courses for this Program

About the Program

The Family Support Services 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

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

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.

Prospective students should be aware of entry requirements of family service agencies prior to
considering family support services as a career choice. Practicum placement may require a criminal
background check. The inability to pass a criminal background check may preclude completion of
the program.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies and the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department chair’s approval. In order
to 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 or Medford:  541-245-7504
Toll free in Oregon:  800-411-6508, Ext. 7504
Web address:
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711