Family and Child Services

Certificate of Proficiency
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02724) 

This certificate of proficiency prepares students to start their own business as nannies (professionals who provide care in the home of their clients), postpartum doulas (professionals who support parent(s) and infants subsequent to birth in their clients homes), or promotoras (professionals who support children and families through community outreach and education). The certificate contains a common set of core courses to be completed by all students and specialized coursework for the career pathway.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will assess family needs and demonstrate skills in communication and cultural sensitivity.
  • Students will synthesize information on child development and integrate knowledge and skills into practice.
Required Core
CD 81PARTNERING WITH PARENTS AND FAMILIES1
CD 86POSITIVE GUIDANCE: FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES1
CD 175NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND SAFETY FOR CHILDREN3
Plus one of the following Emphasis:4-6
Total Units9-11
Nanny Emphasis:
CD 80BUSINESS PRACTICES: FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES1
CD 90AFTER SCHOOL CARE: FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES1
CD 170PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT3
Postpartum Doula Emphasis:
CD 80BUSINESS PRACTICES: FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES1
CD 94LTHE PRACTICE OF POSTPARTUM DOULA1
CD 95LACTATION, FEEDING, AND NUTRITION FOR DOULAS1
CD 173DEVELOPMENT OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS3
Promotora
CD 96CONTEMPORARY ISSUES FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH1
CD 284CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY3