2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Support Studies - Transfer to Washington State University

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PGM Code – WSHD  

Program Description Family Support Studies is a unique program which has received national recognition. Coursework 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 in arts (AA) 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 CC 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 98 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. 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 a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Intermediate Algebra 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 CC. Transcript evaluation forms are available through Enrollment Services.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. 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.

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 advisers for this program are
Karen Townsend | karen.townsend@edcc.edu | 425.640.1595
Christina Coiro | ccoiro@edcc.edu | 425.640.1981
Tui Lindsey | tui.lindsey@edcc.edu | 425.640.1633

Department website
Social and Human Services | www.edcc.edu/shs
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 CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education Requirements (18 credits)

Communication Skills (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

Quantitative Analysis or Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Note: WSU recommends MATH& 107 , 146 , or PHIL& 120  .

Algebra Requirement

____Algebra requirement met (if necessary - U of W)

Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

OUTCOME: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in one of these areas: emergency care, contemporary health, principles of lifelong fitness, or athletic performance and teamwork.

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

Cultural Diversity Requirement

OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Distribution Requirements (50 credits)

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

Humanities (minimum 15 credits)

OUTCOME: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

Note: 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 Course List - Humanities Distribution Courses .

Natural Sciences and Mathematics (minimum 15 credits)

OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Note: 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.)

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

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

OUTCOME: 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.

Note: WSU recommends PSYC& 100 and SOC& 101.

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

Program Requirements (30 credits)


  • Apply the principles of family support and demonstrate best practices in human services, education, or prevention program settings.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively work with individuals using communication skills, group interaction, problem solving, and ethical procedures.
  • Identify local, regional, and state services that are available to families and individuals.
  • Apply knowledge of community collaborations and identify barriers to services.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and techniques, including empowering others to become natural leaders in the community.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of family systems and governmental, social, and political systems that affect families.

Core Requirements (22-23 credits)

Career Management (7 credits)

OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.



Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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