The Certificate in Family Services program is designed to provide entry level training for paraprofessionals providing human services to families. Emphasis is placed on developing competencies for the effective delivery of human services.
Course requirements may identify prerequisites
that must be completed with a passing grade. Prerequisite course credits
are not counted as credits earned towards the program unless they are
certificate core course requirements. Prerequisites are identified in
the course description section of this catalog and below with a + sign
next to each course with a prerequisite.
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The GCC Advantage
advantage of earning an certificate in Family Services from Guam
Community College is that the faculty, staff and administrators take to
heart its mission - "to be a leader in career and technical workforce
development by providing the highest quality education and job training
Our instructors care about and want their students to
succeed. Often, they will spend the extra time to make sure a concept
is clear, and that students understand the practical, real-life
applications of the classroom concepts they are learning.
students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students
are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an
educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal,
academic, and career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Family Services, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and co-workers.
- Demonstrate appropriate competency needed in the effective delivery of human services.
- Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct within the field.
The program’s mission is to prepare individuals to provide human services to families.