Rio Salado College

Child and Family Organization Management and Administration

Program: Child and Family Organization Management and Administration
Degree or Certificate: Certificate of Completion in Child and Family Organization Management and Administration
Department: Education: Early Childhood
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Program specializations:

Not Applicable.  Click on logo for more information regarding different pathways.

Program mission statement:


The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Child and Family Organization Management and Administration will prepare individuals to enter the family life education, human development, or child and family organizations field at the paraprofessional level.  Students at a paraprofessional level can expect to find employment opportunities within management and administration of programs such as: adoption and foster care, adult day care centers, crisis intervention programs, group and halfway houses, hospice care, senior citizen centers, social service agencies (both private and State/local government), facilities for the disabled and developmentally challenged individuals, community mental health clinics, psychiatric facilities, shelters and other child and family, community-based organizations.

Professional accreditation:

Not Applicable. Click on logo for more information.

Test(s) Required for Program Admission:

No test(s) required for program admission.

Face-to-Face Requirements:

Students are required to complete an internship. Students may need to take in-person midterm and final exams depending on the courses in which they are enrolled. Proctoring is available for students living outside of Maricopa County, AZ.

Program Credits/Units to Graduation:

The total amount of credits required for this degree is 19. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program. Minimum GPA: 2.00

Program learning outcomes:
What Will I Learn?


  • Define the issues of managing a diverse workforce.
  • Define organizational behavior and management.
  • Describe the functions of Human Service administration.
  • Identify leadership strategies for Human Service organizational and community change.
  • Identify and describe government and private funding sources for Human Service, community-based family service organizations.
  • Explain the meaning and importance of fiscal accountability and risk management as it applies to human service, community-based family service organizations.
  • Define project management.
  • Describe the foundations of portfolio development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use computer software programs and write professional documents demonstrating a purpose, logical organization and inclusion of pertinent information for appropriate audiences.
  • Apply family and consumer science classroom instruction to work experiences during 80 hours per credit per semester.


For the complete alignment of program competencies visit Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation (CCTA).


Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?:

Portfolios demonstrate the ability to align course signature assignments to the professional educational standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Portfolios include autobiographies, professional resumes, philosophical statements, and reflective essays based upon course program signature assignments, and future professional development plans and goals. 

Internships demonstrate the student’s ability to apply learned theory to classroom applications.  Students are observed in a natural childcare setting by college faculty.

For the CCL in Child and Family Organization Management and Administration data collected from signature assignments, from key content-area courses are tied directly to stated program outcomes. The assignment results are analyzed and reviewed utilizing Taskstream (assessment software) and archived as evidence of student learning and progress. Of all students in the program who earned an CCL degree during the Fiscal Year 2010, the overall pass rate for the portfolio was 100% and the overall pass rate for the internship was 100%. This is a new program and these data represent the first graduating class in Spring 2010. 


Results of External Exams/Assessments: What third-party assessments will measure what I have learned?:

Not Applicable. Click on Logo for more information.