60 Credits    AAS 3515/2515,  Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Degree Description

This award will prepare individuals for careers in a variety of family and child services settings.  Students will learn skills such as positive behavioral interventions, health and safety, cultural sensitivity, family dynamics, record keeping and interpersonal communication.

The Family Service Specialist program is designed to establish a foundation in early childhood education, improve the quality of early childhood services, and prepares learners for positions in several areas in the health, human services, and education fields with children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens.  Those who may be interested in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Home Visitor for children and families or other health-related areas may want to consider the Family Service Specialist program as a well-rounded educational base to support further development.

Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato

Estimate for 60 credit program

Tuition is paid on a semester by semester basis and will vary depending on the courses and total credits you take.

Tuition and Fees: $11,925
Tools and Equipment: $ n/a
Total Estimated Cost: $11,925 *

Compare the costs and you'll see that tuition at South Central College is much more affordable than other institutions.

*Based on 2021-22 tuition rates. Does not include extra expenses for online delivery, course fees, or course differental. Books, transportation, and living expenses also not included.

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (14 Courses)

Complete the following courses:

Required Arts and Sciences (3 Courses)

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 16 credits from 3 of the 10 MnTC goal areas. The following courses are required:

Arts and Sciences Electives

Select an additional 5 credits of Arts and Sciences in consultation with your Advisor.

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.