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Early Childhood/Elementary Education and Family Support Services

Family Support Services

What kind of work can I do if I follow this career path?

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Here are some ideas depending on the certificate or degree you pursue!

  • Parenting Coach
  • Home Visitor with children and families
  • Child Welfare Caseworker
  • Head Start Family Advocate

Salary Range: $25,350- $35,000 (salary estimates may vary and are based on 2022 information from the State of Oregon Employment Department) 

What Degree/Certificate can I achieve and how much will it cost?

These are general estimates and will vary depending on the prerequisites you may need to take as well as program and textbook costs.  There are financial aid and scholarship options available.

Type of Degree/Certificate Approximate Cost

Family Support Services Career Pathway Certificate

$4,200

Family Support Services Certificate of Completion (includes cost of Career Pathways Certificate) $7,800
Family Support Services Associate of Applied Science Degree (includes cost of all certificates above) $13,000

How long will I be in school?

Our programs are flexible to meet the needs of students who are working, raising families, and just managing life. We have students who will take one or two classes at a time and we have other students who go full-time with 3-5 classes each term.

  • For a certificate, if you attend full time, you will be in classes 2-5 terms
  • For the Associate degree if you attend full time you will be in classes 6-7 terms

How are classes offered?

This innovative program combines coursework from the Early Childhood & Elementary Education department in early childhood development and coursework in the Human Services department. Classes are a combination of online, hybrid, and in-person format.

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No tenemos clases en español en este momento.

I am interested! How can I find out more or get started? 
Learn more about our programs at a free, drop-in, zoom Information Session.
1st Tuesday of every month, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
1st Thursday of every month, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
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