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Child, Family, and Community Studies - Career Pathway Certificate

The Child, Family, and Community Studies (CFC) Career Pathway Certificate is designed to support students seeking careers in school and human service settings. The CFC Career Pathway Certificate is a step along the pathway to the AAS in Early Childhood Education, and it invites students to apply theories and applications toward a broader perspective, including settings outside of school.

Similar to those students pursuing an associates degree in Early Childhood Education (AAS and AAOT), the Career Pathway Certificate in Child, Family, and Community Studies offers coursework to support students intending to enter the field to serve various roles, including:

  • Early childhood educator roles such as an infant/toddler, preschool/pre-kindergarten, early intervention, special education, or K-grade 3 classroom teacher, family child care provider, Head Start teacher, or paraprofessional in public schools;
  • Home-family support roles such as family advocate, child protective services worker, or parent educator; or
  • Professional support roles such as early childhood administrator in a childcare or Head Start program, staff trainer, peer/program mentor, or advocate at the community, state, or national level.

For details and course requirements see:
Child, Family and Community Studies - Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (Online Catalog)

View CFC Career Pathway Certificate Flyer (PDF)

For more information, please contact Amy Howell, Program Director of Early Childhood Education ahowell@cocc.edu