Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Family and Human Studies: CC (CTE)

Certificate of Completion | 36 credits minimum

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Program Description
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 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 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.

Career Opportunities
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.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

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.

General Education Requirements

Certificates of Completion contain instructional components in communication, computation, and human relations.

Program General Education Notes


Communication: COMM 1010 or COMM 1020

Computation: MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1050 or FIN 1380

Human Relations: Embedded within the program

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Acquire substantive knowledge of early childhood education. Be prepared for further study in education or a related discipline at Salt Lake Community College or a four-year college or university. Understand key concepts, events and personalities related to early childhood education. [1]
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in education. [2]
  • Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze relevant information for working with children in an early childhood setting. [3]
  • Construct a personal philosophy of early childhood education and care. Systematically complete reflective assignments demonstrating analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Connect the discipline of early childhood education with other disciplines relevant to child development and learning. [4,5]
  • Successfully complete service learning and laboratory experiences in predetermined early childhood learning environments. Dialogue with seasoned professionals in the field to enhance theoretical  perspectives. Demonstrates appropriate social and interpersonal relationship skills in a variety of early childhood professional contexts. [6]