2018-2019 College Catalog 
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2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s Studies Certificate

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Degree Code: J12

Certificate Program

Contact: Janet Hagen- 860-215-9433

This certificate program is designed to prepare students who are interested in Women’s Studies to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a major or minor. The certificate is also designed for students who may be interested in working in various private or non-profit sectors. Potential jobs may include working in domestic violence or welfare rights advocacy, public and community service, non-profit organization work, family counseling, sexual assault counseling, health care, public policy work, human resources, teaching, law, and public relations.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.


°Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 21

Women’s Studies, Certificate Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements graduates will be able to:

  1. explain how women’s positions are socially constructed through social identity locations (such as race/ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, abilities, etc.) and other social, cultural, and historical experiences and how  these locations and experiences impact women’s lives.
  2. demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills by formulating and articulating ideas, developing positions, actively listening, and engaging in constructive dialogue on the topic of gender and   women’s issues.
  3. identify and explain what career options and degree programs are available to women’s studies major and minors.
  4. demonstrate awareness of the importance of civic engagement by engaging in projects that promote the empowerment of women and girls.

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