Parenting Education and Family Life


Classes are taught by PCC Child and Family Study Department instructors with expertise in working both with children and families. Courses are designed to help students develop skills for working with diverse families with topics including: supporting successful parenting, roles of parents, and helping enhance the parent-child relationship.   Parent Education courses include: HEC 140,  HEC 201 , HEC 212 and  HEC 226 .  

HEC 140. Introduction to Family Life Education. 3 Credits.

Introduces an overview of the field of Family Life Education (FLE). Covers theory, methods, and contexts of family life education, including family diversity, sexuality education, and parenting education. Audit available.

HEC 201. Family Partnerships in Education. 3 Credits.

Introduces the study of family behavior, values, and attitudes. Covers the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic influences on family development, including ecological systems, demographic trends, diversity, contemporary issues and public policy. Audit available.

HEC 212. Parent-Child Relations. 3 Credits.

Introduces the social, developmental, and cultural nature of parenting. Covers parent-child relationships in social contexts, the work of parenting, and issues facing contemporary parents and children. Audit available.

HEC 226. Child Development. 4 Credits.

Covers 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 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.
This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/SS