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Family Support Studies

Edmonds College
Program overview
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Lynnwood
Summer

Lynnwood
Fall

Lynnwood
Spring

Lynnwood
Fall

About this program

Family Support Studies

Family Support Studies is a unique program that has received national recognition. Many job fields, such as early childhood education, child welfare, public education, and health care, are using the principles and practices of family support to reach and serve all families.

Our program brings individuals from diverse disciplines together to study family support principles and practices to enhance knowledge and skills in working with diverse families — economically, culturally, and linguistically. It's designed for students entering the job market for the first time, as well as for those changing careers or seeking to strengthen their professional skills in work involving families.

What Will You Learn?

Coursework in Family Support Studies provides education and training to students currently working or wanting to work with individuals and communities using family support practice and principles. Courses build on the belief that families and communities are interdependent and influence the well-being of families and their dependents.

Admission requirements

Is Family Support Studies Right for You?

Our program brings individuals from diverse disciplines together to study family support principles and practices to enhance knowledge and skills in working with diverse families — economically, culturally, and linguistically. It's designed for students entering the job market for the first time, as well as for those changing careers or seeking to strengthen their professional skills in work involving families.

Do you want to:

  • Help communities serve families?
  • Work with families to help identify their strengths and challenges?
  • Work with schools to improve parent/teacher relationships and involvement activities?
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect by working to better support parents and caregivers?
  • Work with the entire family to provide aging services to their elder dependents?
  • Empower parents to better advocate for their children's health and mental health care?

If you answered yes, then this is the program for you!


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Program content

  • Working with Parents
  • Basics in Community Interpreting and Translating
  • Understanding School Systems
  • Special Topics: Family Support Studies
  • Home Visiting Skills
  • Building Community Partnerships
  • Individual Project in Family Support
  • Leadership
  • Family Systems: CD
  • Family Support Field Practicum
  • Special Topics: Family Support Studies
  • Advanced Individual Project in Family Support

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition

Tuition fee* costs for academic year 2021-2022 (September-June):

  • Three Quarters: $9,947.40
  • One Quarter: $3,315,80

*Based on 15 college/high school credits

$500 Tuition Reduction for the 21-22 Academic Year!

Starting Spring 2021, each new student taking 12 or more High School or College credits will receive a $500 tuition reduction for a maximum of 2 quarters for the 21-22 Academic Year (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring). This amounts to a tuition savings of $1,000 to students!

$50 Application Fee Waived until June 30, 2022!

We are excited to announce that as an additional support to new students, our application fees will be temporary waived. Effective immediately, our application fee of $50 will be waived for all new applications until June 30, 2022.

Placement test fee is waived as well.

Qualification

Associate in Arts - Articulation Agreement

  •  Family Support Studies - Associate in Arts Degree Transfer to Washington State University

Associate in Applied Science - Transfer

  •  Family Support Studies - Associate in Applied Science-T Degree

Certificate

  • Family Support Studies - Certificate
  • Family Support Studies - Parent and Family Support Certificate

Career paths

Career possibilities include staff and administrative positions in family support centers, parenting education programs, and other positions such as family and community advocates and child welfare and community prevention resource specialists.

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About this institute

Edmonds College

Edmonds College offers two-year university transfer degrees, English as a Second Language (ESL), professional degree certificates and a Washington State High School diploma. Our beautiful park-like campus is located 30 minutes north of the innovative and bustling city of Seattle...


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Why study at Edmonds College

At Edmonds College the opportunities are endless! We are a public college, offering two-year degrees for transfer to a top university, a high school completion program where students can expedite their college timeline, a variety of professional degrees and certificates, and two Bachelor’s degrees, all less than half the cost of a four year university!

Our beautiful park-like campus is located 30 minutes north of the innovative and bustling city of Seattle in a safe residential neighborhood. Edmonds provides free comprehensive support services such as tutoring, advising, career exploration, all with supportive, caring faculty whose priority is to help students succeed in the United States. Edmonds recognizes the growth of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers, especially being in proximity to the home of Boeing and Microsoft, and maintains the standard of providing top-quality education through the opening of the new STEM Building in 2020.

Upon completion of a transfer degree, you can transfer to your university of choice! Our graduates have transferred to nationally ranked universities all over Washington, the United States, and abroad!

Contact info

Edmonds College

20000 68th Ave. W
98036 Lynnwood Washington
United States of America

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www.edmonds.edu

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