May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services: Family and Child Studies Option, A.S.

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The degree option is interdisciplinary in nature. Student’s in this degree option gain an insightful and holistic perspective of humans and the family as societal units. A curriculum in the social sciences of psychology, sociology, and education is presented.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Human development: knowledge of human development-life span birth to death (cognitive, physical and social/emotional development) including both normative development and individual differences, milestones, stages, theories.
  2. Family and cultural variation: knowledge of family, community and society diversity.
  3. Internal processes: knowledge of internal individual and family processes, such as parenting and parent-child relations, couples and family relationships across generations, and health and well-being.
  4. External processes: ability to evaluate how children, adults, and families affect and are affected by human services, policies, media, laws, other social institutions and social constructs.
  5. Applied practice: apply theoretical frameworks for the purposes of effective and ethical practice, engagement, interaction and outreach for individuals and families.
  6. Research: ability to examine and apply theoretical frameworks and current research.
  7. Analytical skills: analyze information, think critically, and problem solve.
  8. Professional development: acquire knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment and/or entry into a bachelor’s degree program; and adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  9. Communication: effective writing skills for a broad range of settings; and effective public speaking, interpersonal communication skills and skills for using technology.

Contact Information

Josiah Ricardo
Program Coordinator
Human Services
Room 1016
(860) 906-5233

Degree Requirements

First Semester (15 Credits)

Second Semester (15 Credits)

Total Credits: 60

The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met. Please refer to the Course Descriptions  section.

** MAT* 167  preferred

All major course requirements must be completed prior to enrolling in the internship. A grade of “C” or higher in SOC, ECE, and PSY courses. FCS students must complete 120 hours at a preapproved internship site. Authorization of a program coordinator (social services or early childhood education) is required for enrollment in HSE* 281 .


‡ Students wishing to transfer should consult a counselor regarding whether the free elective chosen will transfer to a specific institution.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for more detail about this exciting transition!

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