Degree Programs

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Social and Behavioral Sciences Department

Applied Technology Diploma with Financial Aid Eligibility

Maternal and Child Health


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,, 727-341-3736

Program Summary

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.

Grade of "C" or better is required

Introduction to Intra and Inter-Personal Processes
Issues in Community Health Services
Building Stronger Families and Communities
Working with Families in the Early Childhood Period
Working with Families in the Perinatal Period
Social Services and the Disenfranchised
Co-op Work Experience in Human Services
Total Credits