LGBT Education: AS Degree

This degree program provides students with comprehensive study in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community issues related to the community, family and education. The degree supports students pursuing careers in health occupations, criminal justice, education, child development, human services, and hospitality. It provides a foundation for transfer to institutions offering a 4-year degree in LGBT studies.

Career Opportunities

Organizations, such as the Napa LGBTQ Connection, are creating jobs with degree requirements. They need people who have specialized training and knowledge related to sexual orientation and gender non-conforming minorities. This degree will provide will support students seeking a career in social services, non-profit organizations as well as traditional careers in health occupations, criminal justice, human services, child development, education, and hospitality.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and define the terms people use to identify their sexual orientation and gender identity.
  2. Identify the people and events that have influenced LGBT history and explain how they shaped the views of LGBT people in the family, education, and community.
  3. Explain how racial, cultural, and religious identities intersect with sexual orientation and gender identity within families, education, and the community.
  4. Discuss current issues faced by sexual orientation and gender non-conforming minorities in the family, education and community.
Degree Requirements 
Required Core Courses (18 units)
LGBT-120Introduction to LGBT Studies in the Family, Education and Community3
LGBT-121LGBT Communities, Family & Education in the 21st Century3
LGBT-122Transgender Identities and Issues3
LGBT-123AIDS in the LGBT Community and Beyond3
PSYC-135Human Sexuality3
SOCI-130Introduction to Queer Studies3
Required Electives (6 units)
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
LGBT Internship
The Child, Family and Community
Working With Diverse Populations
Comparative Religions
Human Development
Total Units24