Degree Plans

Child Development, Certificate of Completion

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Human Services & Education / Child Studies & Education
  • Degree Code: CD.CD.CERT
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(An Approved Tech-Prep Program)

The curriculum in the Child Development program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in human services agencies. Students completing the program may serve in child care agencies or programs as caregivers/teachers, foster parents, or para-professionals in educational systems. The course work provides academic background and practical workplace experience.

A grade of C or higher in all Child Development classes in the selected curriculum is required for graduation.

Marketable Skills:

1. Graduates will be able to effectively collaborate within the diverse education workforce. (TW, COM)

2. Graduates will have the ability to communicate professionally with families, employers, and the community using oral and written methods appropriate to the situation (face-to-face, email, social media, etc.). (COM, PR, SR)

3. Graduates will be equipped to use innovation and critical thinking, as educators, to make decisions regarding developmentally appropriate curriculum, instructional strategies, planning, referrals and child guidance. (CT, PR, SR, EQS)

4. Graduates will be equipped to appropriately handle confidential matters and make ethical decisions regarding children and families. (CT, PR, SR)

Semester I

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 hours
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children 3 hours
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 3 hours
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3 hours
CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 3 hours
15 hours

Semester II

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 hours
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3 hours
CDEC 1321 The Infant & Toddler 3 hours
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3 hours
CDEC 2307 Math & Science for Early Childhood 3 hours
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3 hours
18 hours
Total hours:33 hours