Child Development and Family Relations (CDFR) is the largest concentration area within the Department of Human Sciences. The CDFR curriculum focuses on human development across the lifespan. A diverse and interdisciplinary approach to learning exposes students to current trends and knowledge used in working with children and families. Students gain applied experience in the field through our practicum course offering. This program of study prepares students to work effectively with individuals and families in a variety of contexts. Many of our students go on to pursue graduate degrees in Human Development and Family Studies or other related areas such as Psychology, and Social Work.


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Accelerated programs for students with A.A.S, A.A or A.S. degrees have a fixed curriculum plan requiring eight, eight-week mini sessions and one, five-week summer session.  Courses are taught at Vance-Granville Community College Main Campus two nights a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for 8 weeks and online.

  • Family Child Care Coordinator
  • Preschool Teacher or Manager
  • Family Program Director
  • Family Life Educator
  • Human Services
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Early Intervention Coordinator
  • Work & Family Life Consultant
  • Education Director
  • Community Development & Outreach
  • Work in Child Care
  • Family Services Advocate

Estimated Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour

*Please note: Tuition & Fees are subject to change*

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Application Deadline:

  • May 1st – Summer Admission deadline
  • July 15th – Fall Admission deadline
  • November 15th – Spring Admission deadline

Keana Williams
Telephone: (919) 452-9406

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Program Summary