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Family Studies

Program Overview

Are you looking for a meaningful career where your work makes a positive and lasting impact? If you enjoy helping children and adolescents and their families strengthen their family bond through skilled and proven techniques, consider enrolling in the Family Studies program. Upon successfully completing this program, you can pursue a career in public, private, and human service agencies working with people of all ages, including children, teens, adults, seniors, and families. This program will also prepare you to transfer to a university and major in fields related to family life education, human development, or child and family studies.

Our experienced instructors will teach you skills and techniques necessary for working with adolescents and their families in the family life education, human development, early childhood, and adolescent settings. You will examine human development as it pertains to children and adults, marriage and family relationships, and the dynamic correlation between school, community, and family and how those intersect with one another.

Begin a rewarding career today! Enroll in the Family Studies program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College offers social service studies in the forms of two paths — the Family Development program and the Early Childhood Education and Administration program.

Those interested in serving families in programs, agencies, and organizations should start the Family Development degree program. The program offers courses in child services, family life, relations, and management, and working with families with diverse needs, as well as seminars and internships.

PC offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate of Completion (CCL) iin Family Development, as well as a CCLs in Adolescent Studies and Family Support.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Alverta McKenzie (Chair, Applied Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences), for more information.