Associate of Applied Science | 66 credits minimum
Academic and Career Advising
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.
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 Community-Engaged 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 two-year AAS degree in Family and Human Studies prepares the student to become a teacher or director of a child care facility. Special attention is given to providing the student the business skills needed to become an effective child care center administrator.
Students specializing in early childhood will be prepared to work with children in family child care or child care centers as teachers and/or directors.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
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.
The Family and Human Studies program alone does not lead to professional licensure in the State of Utah. Professional licensure requirements vary from state-to-state. Here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state or intended profession, please contact your academic advisor or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.