2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Support Studies - Associate of Arts Degree - Transfer to Washington State University


Program Description Family Support Studies is a unique program which has received national recognition. Course work provides education and training to students currently working or desiring to work with individuals and their families using Family Support practice and principles. This Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to the Washington State University’s Human Development program.

With this AA degree and all admission requirements, students will qualify for junior standing on acceptance into the program. WSU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development on the Pullman and Vancouver campuses and through WSU Online. With this articulation, it is possible for students to earn a four-year degree in Human Development that recognizes the Family Support Studies courses as a minor concentration through access to Edmonds Community College and Distance Degree Programs.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Edmonds Community College Requirements This AA Degree requires successful completion of 96 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Intermediate Algebra Proficiency This requirement may be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra, completion of MATH 090  or MATH 095 

Students are advised to

  • Plan their 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 a faculty adviser If transferring to a four-year institution, the student should consult with the appropriate department at the intended transferring school for entrance requirements; and
  • Send for transcripts from other colleges where the student has earned credits and request a transcript evaluation. Transcripts are to be mailed to the Enrollment Services Office at Edmonds Community College. Transcript evaluation forms are available through Enrollment Services.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Admission Requirement to Washington State University’s Human Development Program All students who intend to transfer to WSU should talk with a University adviser to review specific admission requirements. Students must have a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average to be considered for admission to WSU. See WSU transfer courses equivalency guidelines.

All students who intend to transfer should meet with an adviser of that college to review exact and specific admission requirements.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

The adviser for this program is
Helen Nissani | helen.nissani@edcc.edu | 425.640.1163

Department website
Family Support Services | www.edcc.edu/fss

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

I. General Education Requirements (18 credits)

A. Communication Skills (10 credits)

B. Quantitative Analysis or Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

 WSU recommends MATH& 107 , 146 , or PHIL& 106 .

Algebra Proficiency Requirement

____Algebra proficiency requirement met.

C. Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

You may choose any combination of PE courses , HLTH 100 , or HLTH 105 .

Cultural Diversity Requirement

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

General Education Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate General Education Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Health and Physical Education: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in one of these areas: emergency care, contemporary health, principles of lifelong fitness, or athletic performance and teamwork.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

II. Distribution Requirements (50 credits)

A maximum of 10 credits in any one department/discipline may be included in the 50 distribution credits.

A. Humanities (minimum 15 credits)

Complete one of the Communication Studies courses below and select 10 credits from at least two other departments within this distribution area. A maximum of five (5) credits in Performance/Skills courses and five (5) credits in foreign language may be applied.

To view course choices, see the Humanities Distribution Course List .

B. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (minimum 15 credits)

At least 10 credits of Natural Science classes are required, five of which must be a laboratory science. WSU recommends NUTR& 101. (Laboratory science courses are marked with an asterisk on the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List.)

Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy classes are not Natural Science classes. They are listed under Other Courses.

To view course choices, see the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List .
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C. Social Sciences (minimum 15 credits)

WSU recommends PSYC& 100 and SOC& 101.

To view course choices, see the Social Sciences Distribution Course List 

Distribution Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate Distribution Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Humanities: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.
Social Sciences: 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 Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate culturally relevant and responsive practices.
  • Describe and demonstrate ability to apply strategies for developing mutually respectful relationships with families.
  • Apply family support principles and practices to current or prospective work.
  • Identify leadership practices, skills and strategies that promote healthy families.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, synthesize information, facilitate understanding through group interaction and quantitative skills.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12