This program equips students with training in the area of case management, conflict-resolution, counseling theories and techniques, community services, needs assessment, etc. Students will learn how to work with diverse populations which include, but are not limited to: survivors of domestic violence, children, youth and families in the foster care system, geriatric clients and their families, and youth and adolescents. Students will develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary in the provision of services the micro-macro continuum.
The Certificate Program Learning Outcomes are:
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to prepare for an entry-level paraprofessional position providing services to families.
• Discuss, analyze and explain the ethical standards that guide the helper/counselor when providing services to families.
• Participate in role-play application scenarios regarding the career pathway of family studies.
• Discuss, analyze and explain the ethical standards that guide the helper/counselor in the application of counseling techniques.
• Assist consumers and family members in matching needs with available community resources.
Enrollment projections for courses are as followed:
HMS-22: new course; no enrollment data available
HMS-40: new course; no enrollment data available
HMS-41: new course; no enrollment data available
HMS-42: new course; no enrollment data available
HMS-43: new course; no enrollment data available
WKX HMS 200: 30 students
HMS-5: 32 students
HMS-8: 32 students
HMS-17: 32 students
HMS-18: 52 students
HMS-19: 32 students
HMS-25: 32 students
HMS-26: 32 students
HMS-27: new course; no enrollment data available
HMS-36: new course; no enrollment data available
HMS-62: new course; no enrollment data available
HMS-5, HMS-8, HMS-17, HMS-18, HMS-19, HMS-22, HMS-25, HMS-26, HMS-27, HMS-36, and WKX HMS 200 are actively available in Moreno Valley College inventory. HMS-62 has been approved by the BOT and are anticipated to be included in the next addendum issued October 2018. All courses are approved for transfer to the CSU.
The certificate program expects to have 15 – 20 students completing this certificate annually beginning in September 2020.
Missionof Moreno Valley College: Responsive to the educational needs of itsregion, Moreno Valley College offers academic programs and student supportservices which include baccalaureate transfer, professional, pre-professional,and pre-collegiate curricula for all who can benefit from them. Lifelong learning opportunities are provided,especially, in health and public service preparation.
The goal of the Family Studies Certificate is to pave a pathway to prepare students for providing services to individuals and families. The program aims to develop training of helping professionals in an understanding of counseling theory,technique and practice applications, as well as in referral-based services. Graduates will have developed knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to help clients across the micro-macro continuum.
(Y1 or S1)
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment
|Family Studies - Counseling Youth and Adolescents
|Family Studies - Counseling Victims of Domestic Violence
|Choose from list below
|Family Studies - Counseling in Foster Care
|Family Studies - Counseling in Gerontology
|WKX HMS 200
|Human Services Work Experience
|Choose from list below
Elective Courses (6 units total; 3 units per course) Units; Choose from below:
HMS-5 Introduction to Evaluation and Counseling
HMS-8 Introduction to Group Process
HMS-17 Introduction to Public Mental Health
HMS-18 Introduction to Social Work
HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work
HMS-25 Careers in Social Work - Crisis-Intervention Management
HMS-26 Careers in Social Work - Trauma-Focused Counseling
HMS-27 Careers in Social Work - Multi-Cultural Counseling
HMS-36 Behavioral Therapist - Counseling Families of Special Needs Youth
HMS-62 Introduction to the DSM-5
The certificate program requires the completion of 6 core classes, for a total of 16 – 19 units.
HMS-22 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 Units
HMS-40 Family Studies - Counseling Youth and Adolescents 3 Units
HMS-41 Family Studies - Counseling Victims of Domestic Violence 3 Units
HMS-42 Family Studies - Counseling in Foster Care 3 Units
HMS-43 Family Studies - Counseling in Gerontology 3 Units
WKX HMS 200 Human Services Work Experience 1-2-3-4 Units
In addition, the certificate program requires the completion of 6 elective units from the options listed below:
HMS-5 Introduction to Evaluation and Counseling 3 Units
HMS-8 Introduction to Group Process 3 Units
HMS-17 Introduction to Public Mental Health 3 Units
HMS-18 Introduction to Social Work 3 Units
HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work 3 Units
HMS-25 Careers in Social Work - Crisis-Intervention Management 3 Units
HMS-26 Careers in Social Work - Trauma-Focused Counseling 3 Units
HMS-27 Careers in Social Work - Multi-Cultural Counseling 3 Units
HMS-36 Behavioral Therapist – Counseling Families of Special Needs Youth 3 Units
HMS-62 Introduction to the DSM-5 3 Units
Diann Thursby · 12/04/18
Received regional recommendation at 12-03-18 IEDRC Deans Meeting.