Certificate of Completion | 36 credits minimum
Education, Family & Human Studies and Social Work Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus AAB 165
General Information (801) 957-4073
Education Information (801) 957-5035
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor AAB 237A, (801) 957-4294
Professor − Dale Smith
Associate Professor - Sally Schramm
Assistant Professor − Mark O. Jarvis
Family and Human Studies students develop the skills needed to provide professional early childhood education services for young children and families. This introductory level program will acquaint students to the multi-faceted, multi-skilled early childhood profession. Students examine issues in the provision of services to children birth through age eight in a child care or elementary setting. The program may require service learning and lab school participation where the student is assigned to work with seasoned professionals in the field enabling each to apply and further understand theoretical frameworks discussed in class.
The Certificate of Completion is for students who want intensive instruction in early childhood development, but are not seeking a two-year degree. The Certificate of Completion requires the same FHS courses as the two-year degrees, but eliminates most General Education requirements. Course-work completed in pursuit of the Certificate of Completion can be applied toward the AS and AAS degrees.
Family and Human Studies students will be prepared to work with families and children within the field of early care and education as teachers and/or directors.
Program Entry Requirements
Students in the FHS program must not have been convicted of any crimes against children and will be required to complete a criminal background check. Students should also exhibit the maturity and emotional stability required to take charge of a group of pre-school children and possess sufficient health and strength to lift a child.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
|1a. Acquire substantive knowledge of early childhood education.
1b. Be prepared for further study in education or a related discipline at Salt Lake Community College or a four-year college or university.
1c. Understand key concepts, events and personalities related to early childhood education.
|1 - Substantive Knowledge
|1. Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in education.
||2 - Communicate Effectively
|1. Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze relevant information for working with children in an early childhood setting.
||3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
|4a. Construct a personal philosophy of early childhood education and care.
4b. Systematically complete reflective assignments demonstrating analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
4c. Connect the discipline of early childhood education with other disciplines relevant to child development and learning.
|4 - Think Critically
|5a. Successfully complete service learning and laboratory experiences in predetermined early childhood learning environments. Dialogue with seasoned professionals in the field to enhance theoretical perspectives.
5b. Demonstrates appropriate social and interpersonal relationship skills in a variety of early childhood professional contexts.
|5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally