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$49,000

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Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
AS Degree
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
Certificate of Achievement
Admin. of Justice for Transfer
AS-T Degree
Associate Child Care Teacher
Certificate of Achievement
Associate Child Development Teacher
Certificate of Achievement

Childcare Workers

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
Associate Child Care Teacher
Certificate of Achievement
Associate Child Development Teacher
Certificate of Achievement
Associate Teacher
Certificate of Achievement
Associate Teacher
Certificate
Associate Teacher In Early Care, Education, And Family Studies
Certificate of Achievement

Clergy

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Behavioral Sciences: Social Work
AS Degree
Community Social Services
AA Degree
ECE Working with Culturally Diverse Families
Certificate of Achievement
ESL Work Readiness
Certificate or Training
Human Services: Social Work
Certificate of Achievement

Community Health Workers

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.
Adult Fitness/Health Management
Certificate of Achievement
Child And Family Studies
Certificate of Achievement
Child And Family Studies
AS Degree
Child Development/Family Relations
AS Degree
Child Nutrition
Certificate of Achievement

Directors, Religious Activities and Education

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Bilingual Education
AA Degree
Bilingual/Multicultural Assistant
AS Degree
Bilingual/Multicultural Assistant
AA Degree
Bilingual/Multicultural Assistant
Certificate of Achievement
Bilingualism And Biliteracy In English/Spanish
Certificate of Achievement

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.
Child And Family Studies
Certificate of Achievement
Child And Family Studies
AS Degree
Child Development/Family Relations
AS Degree
Community Health Care Worker
Certificate of Achievement
Community Health Worker
Certificate of Achievement

Farm and Home Management Advisors

Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Science
AS Degree
Agricultural Science
Certificate of Achievement
Agriculture
AS Degree
Agriculture
Certificate of Achievement

Health Educators

Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
Adult Fitness/Health Management
Certificate of Achievement
Allied Health
AS Degree
Allied Health
Certificate of Achievement
Allied Health Fundamentals
Certificate of Achievement
Allied Health Science
AS Degree

Healthcare Social Workers

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.
Advanced ESL for Academics and Careers
Certificate of Achievement
Behavioral Science
AA Degree
Behavioral Science (General)
AA Degree
Behavioral Sciences: Social Work
AS Degree
Community Health Care Worker
Certificate of Achievement

Marriage and Family Therapists

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.
Behavioral Science
AA Degree
Behavioral Science (General)
AA Degree
Behavioral Sciences: Social Work
AS Degree
Child And Family Studies
Certificate of Achievement
Child And Family Studies
AS Degree
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