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    21 credit hours

Maternal and Child Health Applied Technology Diploma

  • ATD iconOur Maternal and Child Health program targets non-degreed, front-line community health workers who serve as home visitors, family support workers, resource workers, peer counselors, public health aides, family advocates and outreach workers.

    Features

    • Improves the skills and job performance of those who provide support services to families with children, age birth to five, in public health child development and family services programs
    • Gives you the skills necessary to promote, foster and support healthy, well-functioning families
    • Takes less than two terms to complete
    • Transfers to our A.S. in Human Services
  • Academic Pathway

    Please see the curriculum content for the most current academic pathway for this program. 

  • You Will Learn

    • Human development stages
    • Community outreach practices
    • Strategies for facilitating healthy families and communities
    • Best practices
  • Careers

    • Community health worker
    • Healthcare support worker
    • Migrant workers liaison
    • Social and human services assistant

    Outlook

    As the human services industry moves toward more community-based services, there will be an increasing demand for trained human services professionals. Professionals with technical and interpersonal skills that can address social, emotional and cognitive problems will remain in demand. Employment in private agencies is expected to grow, as governments continue to contract out services to the private sector to cut costs.

  • Maternal and Child Health
    Applied Technology Diploma with Financial Aid Eligibility

    MCHL-ATD

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2016 (520)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2016 (520), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    Cheryl Kerr, Program Director, kerr.cheryl@spcollege.edu, 727-341-3736

    Program Summary

    *** THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ADMITTING STUDENTS AND HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER CERTIFICATE (CHW-CT) ***

    Our Maternal and Child Health program targets non-degreed, front-line community health workers who serve as home visitors, family support workers, resource workers, peer counselors, public health aides, family advocates, promotores(as), and outreach workers. The goal of this program is to increase the skills and job performances of those who provide outreach and support services to families with children, age birth to five, who are in public health, child development and family services programs. Students enrolled in this program will learn skills necessary for promoting, fostering and supporting healthy, well-functioning families.

    These courses will apply toward the A.S. degree in Human Services.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Family Support Worker
    • Community Health Worker
    • Healthy Start Worker
    • Head Start Workers
    • Migrant Workers
    • Health Workers/Liaisons
    • Promotores(as)

    Graduation Rules

    Grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses.

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Grade of "C" or better is required

    HUS 1111Introduction to Intra and Inter-Personal Processes3
    HUS 1353Issues in Community Health Services3
    HUS 2540Building Stronger Families and Communities3
    HUS 2541Working with Families in the Early Childhood Period3
    HUS 2542Working with Families in the Perinatal Period3
    HUS 2550Social Services and the Disenfranchised3
    HUS 2949Co-op Work Experience in Human Services3
    Total Credits21
  • Continuing your Education

    This diploma transfers to our Social and Human Services A.S. Degree, which transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.

     ATD to AS to BAS 

  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Cheryl KerrProgram Director IISPKerr.Cheryl@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3736