Parent Education

2015-16 Edition

Sylvania Campus
Health Technology Building (HT), Room 318
971-722-4217 or 971-722-4218,html


Classes are taught by PCC parent education instructors with expertise in working both with children and adults. Some classes are lecture and discussion and others are interactive with parents and children together. Each class is tailored to the ages of the children and includes study topics. The study topics for the term are chosen jointly by the participants and the instructor in each class. Topics include: development, guidance, communication, self-esteem, health, current issues and others.

Courses are designed to help participants develop skills for successful parenting, learn more about their roles as parents and enhance their relationship with their children. Parent Education courses include: HEC 157, HEC 201, HEC 226, HEC 280A and HEC 9421.


HEC 157. Parenting Skills. 1 Credit.

Examines current issues affecting the role of parents in today's society. Covers the stages of early childhood development, age appropriate learning expectations, guidance techniques, and parental influence on child development over time. Audit available.

HEC 201. Family Partnerships in Education. 3 Credits.

The study of influences on children and their families which impact child and family behaviors, values, attitudes, beliefs, and morals. Topics include: parenting patterns: cultural, religious and socioeconomic influences: peer, school, media, impacts; family development, community ecology, special needs children, prejudice, and public policy. Audit available.

HEC 226. Child Development. 4 Credits.

Basic theories, research and principles of physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of children from the prenatal period through adolescence. Includes observation and classroom processes. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS.

HEC 280A. Cooperative Education: Early Education and Family Studies. 1-3 Credit.

Provides an opportunity for hands-on skill development in planned, supervised and regularly evaluated experiences in early education and family studies settings. Experiences and placement sites vary and are developed to meet individual goals. Department permission required. Audit available.

HEC 9421. Living and Learning with Your Toddler. 1 Credit.

Designed for parents and their children between the walking stage and two and one-half years of age. Parents observe and participate with their children in developmentally designed activities. In addition, they participate in a parent seminar focusing on parenting topics and needs. Audit available.