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Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Child Advocacy, A.A. (Cumberland)


This program will prepare students to
advocate for the rights of children by
entering the workforce with an A.A. degree.
Students in the program learn about
vulnerable condition that have negative
consequences on children and adolescents
such as disease, substance abuse, domestic
violence, and child abuse and neglect.
This multidisciplinary approach will offer
students with a distinctive educational
perspective with which ti navigate the
intricacies of the public child welfare
system and beyond.
Program Goals
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
• Recognize and explain a particular understanding of the intricacies of the
public child welfare system
• Identify and describe competencies in knowledge, methods, and
applications needed for career and professional development in the field of
child advocacy.
• To apply and demonstrate knowledge through field work experience in
settings such as the office of DCP&P, Child Advocacy centers, Residential
Treatment facilities, the Juvenile Justice System, just to name a few.
• To recognize, evaluate, and plan treatment of specific cases of child abuse
and neglect in the field of child advocacy.
• To define, explain, and analyze the family unit culturally and identify the
needs of that family system.
• To compare and contrast different multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary
approaches in child advocacy.
• Access the program to individuals living in the central and southern regions
of New Jersey through a distance learning component.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

When you Graduate

When You Graduate
AA programs are primarily designed for
students who plan to transfer as juniors
at four-year colleges and universities.
CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s
degrees and beyond from every college
in New Jersey and scores of colleges
and universities throughout America.
Cumberland has transfer agreements
with a number of four-year colleges and
As a graduate of a fully accredited
community college, your coursework will
be received with full credit transfer at
most state colleges, public and private
universities across the country. The NJ
Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State
legislature assures seamless transfer of
credits toward junior standing at NJ state
colleges and universities.​
Career Opportunities

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.