Family Studies Certificate
PROGRAM CODE: 1C10452
The Family Studies Certificate Program in Human Services is designed as a more complete examination of the many individual and family needs resulting from changing family patterns. Needed skills include parenting in a variety of family situations, communicating in healthy relationships, caregiving in intergenerational families and coping with stress.
This program prepares the student in three ways:
- providing courses as personal enrichment for the families and individuals in the community
- training Human Service workers for employment in schools, health and mental health agencies, rehabilitation centers, halfway houses, senior centers and as support persons to law enforcement and other community agencies, and
- providing the first two years of courses for Family Studies professions such as therapist and administrator which require further college education.
To earn this certificate, students must complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.
|Required Courses (24 units):|
(It is recommended that all fieldwork courses (HUSR 201 C or HUSR 211 C) be taken only after consultation with an Academic Counselor, Department Chair or the course instructor.
|HUSR 200 C||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HUSR 210 C||Introductory Fieldwork||3|
|HUSR 215 C||Introduction to Family Studies||3|
|HUSR 224 C||Self-Esteem Strategies||3|
|PSY 139 C||Developmental Psychology||3|
|HUSR 270 C||Introduction to Victimology||3|
|HUSR 275 C||Ethical Issues in Human Services||3|
|SOC 275 C||Marriage and Family||3|
|Electives - Select 6 units from the courses listed below:||6|
|Crisis Intervention and Referral||3|
|Group Leadership-Group Process||3|
|Helping Skills-Human Services||3|
|Families and Substance Abuse||3|
|Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society||3|
|Sociology of Aging||3|
|Psychology of Aging||3|
|Cross-Cultural Psychology (formerly PSY 237 C)||3|
|American Ethnic Studies (formerly ETHS 100 C)||3|
or ETHS 101HC
|Honors American Ethnic Studies|