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Program Description

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.

The GCC Advantage

The 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 in Micronesia."
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.

Academic Advising
All 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:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and co-workers.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate competency needed in the effective delivery of human services.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct within the field.

Program Mission
The program’s mission is to prepare individuals
to provide human services to families.

Contact Information
Location: Building A, Room A-10
(671) 735-5622
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.