2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Support Studies - Family Support Core Certificate

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See program requirement sheet. 

The Family Support Core Certificate offers students certification upon completion of the core courses in the Family Support Program. Designed for practitioners working in the field to meet educational standards for Family Support competencies.

Family Support Studies is a unique program at the college which has received national recognition. Coursework provides education and training to students currently working with individuals and their families using Family Support practice and principles. The approach nurtures healthy development of families by looking at strengths, connecting families to community resources, and supporting and empowering parents to become advocates for their families.

The program is designed to bring individuals from diverse disciplines together in a common study of family support principles and practices. Students have found employment in various fields of interest including: health, education, and human service agencies.

The certification is an abbreviated certificate awarded upon completion of the core courses in Family Support.

Credit/Grade Requirements This Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 21 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.

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.

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, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Helen Nissani helen.nissani@edcc.edu | 425.640.1163
Department website
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

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

PGM Code – 434E
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

Required Courses (21 credits):

Courses may be taken in any sequence. Special Topic Family Support Studies (FSS) classes may substitute for these program requirements with adviser approval.

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Increase their adherence to and familiarity the nine principles of Family Support and demonstrate best practices in their program.
  • Identify and enhance program practices that are respectful, responsive and culturally appropriate for all families in their program.
  • Identify current services and the need for future services for families participating in their programs.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and increase their ability to identify natural leaders in their community.
  • Participate effectively in community collaborations and assist in identifying barriers to services.
  • Analyze effective strategies to identify and build upon the strengths of each family and empower them to advocate for the healthy growth of their children and their adult and aging family members.

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