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Adult Ed: Youth in Out-of-Home Care Certificate Adult Education Total Hours: 56
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2018


The Adult Ed: Youth in Out-of-Home Care Certificate of Completion provides a sequence of courses that prepare students to become foster parents in Sonoma County. Courses cover: strategies for helping foster children and youth to adapt to the new home environment; planning for placement; legal issues surrounding foster care.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the difficulties in adjustment for children in foster care using knowledge of appropriate and inappropriate behaviors within the stages of development;
  2. Employ skills to assist foster children in their relationships with their birth families;
  3. Identify and apply current laws and practices.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Adult Ed: Youth in Out-of-Home Care Certificate program are:

  • Complete requirements from
    • Adult Ed: Foster Parent Preparation

Adult Ed: Foster Parent Preparation - complete 56 hours
ADLTED 730First Aid, CPR, AED and Bloodborne Pathogens8.00
ADLTED 734AYouth in Out-of-Home Care 112.00
ADLTED 734BYouth in Out-of-Home Care 212.00
Complete 2 courses from below
ADLTED 735.1Early Start Developmental Screening Tools16.00
ADLTED 735.2Trauma Informed Relationships--Part 112.00
ADLTED 735.3Trauma Informed Relationships--Part 212.00
ADLTED 736AMedically Fragile Infants--Part 124.00
ADLTED 736BMedically Fragile Infants--Part 2 Practicum24.00

Term Effective: Fall 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2022

Previous Versions:

Adult Ed: Foster Parent Preparation - effective Spring 2018

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Complete all three courses listed above.

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