Associate of Science | 61-62 credits
Academic and Career Advising
The Family and Human Studies program is an interdisciplinary two-year program designed to help students develop the skills needed to provide professional services for children and families in a variety of settings. Students will gain a thorough understanding of current theories of human development, the family environment, and the ways in which they interact with one another, as well as with their broader physical and social contexts.
Students choose between two tracks: Family and Human Development (“FHD”) and Early Childhood Education (“ECE”).
The FHD track focuses on theory and research that helps us better understand and strengthen individuals and families. It serves as a foundation for students wishing to become social service providers, case managers, marriage/family therapists, child therapists/counselors, community service/outreach providers, elder care providers, youth service providers, child life specialists, women’s protective service providers, policy analysts, lobbyists, advocates, etc.
The ECE track is a CTE program that prepares students for (a) going directly into the workforce (CTE) or (b) transferring to a 4-year university to get a bachelor’s degree. It requires Community-Engaged Learning and lab school participation, where the student is assigned to work with seasoned professionals
Family and Human Studies students will choose between (1) an ECE track that will prepare them to work with families and children within the field of early care and education as teachers and/or directors or (2) an FHD track that provides the first two years of study in human development and family studies, in preparation for a career in a variety of human service fields.
The two-year AS degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to programs at four year universities or colleges. SLCC has developed articulation agreements with other state colleges and universities which make it easy for SLCC students to transfer their credits. Although SLCC has worked hard to make transferring to other institutions as convenient as possible, it is important to understand that specific course requirements for a degree vary among the state’s four-year colleges. To optimize your educational experience at SLCC, please be sure to consult with the Family and Human Studies Academic Advisor before registering for elective classes.
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See the FHS Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Other: Required fees to work in a childcare facility, background check, and food handler permit. Costs are determined by the Utah State Health Department.
NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.