The LGBT Studies Certificate Program provides students with
concentrated study in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender community issues related to the community, family and
education. The certificate
supports students pursuing careers in health occupations, criminal
justice, education, child development, human services, business,
hospitality and any other career serving members of the LGBTQ community. The LGBT Studies Certificate can lead students to earn an Associates Degree in LGBT Education from Napa Valley College.
This certificate program prepares students to work in variety of
LGBTQ serving non-profit organizations, public services institutions and
private business. Many of these organizations are requiring
specialized training and knowledge related to sexual orientation and
gender non-conforming minorities. It supports
educators who are charged with delivering curriculum associated with the
Fair and Inclusive Education Act.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
and define the terms people use to identify their sexual orientation and
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.
Explain how racial, cultural, and religious identities intersect with
sexual orientation and gender identity within families, education and
Discuss current issues faced by sexual orientation and gender
non-conforming minorities in the family, education and community.
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