Associate of Applied Science Program of Study
Human Service Technology Major: Early Childhood Development*
Program Code: 636-03
Length: Two-year Program – Four semesters
Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to prepare students as paraprofessionals in the field of early childhood development. Successful completion of the program will qualify students for employment in a variety of situations where care and maintenance of young children is the primary objective. The program will expose students to the characteristics, basic skills, and knowledge necessary for early childhood development providers.
*Not designed as a direct transfer program.
Occupational Objectives: Preparation for positions as early childhood development workers in the following settings: Child Care Centers, Day Care Centers, Elementary Schools (Kindergarten, Special Education, Tutoring), Family Day Care Homes, Head Start Programs, Nursery (Pre-kindergarten Schools), Recreational Programs for Preschool Children, Residential Facilities
Admission Requirements: In addition to requirements for general admission to the College, a personal interview with the program head is recommended.
Program Requirements: The program combines a blend of general education courses with specialized courses intended to provide preparation in the areas most directly applicable to the child-care function. Additionally, the Coordinated Internship courses provide an opportunity for individualized practicum in the type of work situation in which the student is particularly interested.
* Not designed as a direct transfer program.Learn more about the Early Childhood Developement Associate’s Degree
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|SDV 100||College Success Skills||1||0||1|
|CHD 120||Intro. to Early Childhood Education||3||0||3|
|CHD 145||Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children||2||2||3|
|CHD 118||Lang. Arts for Young Children||2||2||3|
|PSY 231||Life Span Human Dev. I||3||0||3|
|ENG 111*||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|CHD 215||Models of Early Chld. Educ. Prog.||3||0||3|
|CHD 165||Obser. & Part. in Early Chld./ Primary Settings||1||6||3|
|CHD 146||Math, Science, & Social Studies for Children||2||2||3|
|ENG 112*||College Composition II||3||0||3|
|CHD 117||Intro. to Reading Methods||2||2||3|
|HLT 135||Child Health & Nutrition||3||0||3|
|MTH 151||Mathematics for the Liberal Arts OR||3||0||3|
|MTH 120||Introduction to Mathematics|
|CHD 205||Guiding the Behavior of Children||3||0||3|
|CHD 216||Early Childhood Programs, School & Social Change||3||0||3|
|HLT 100||First Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation||2||0||2|
|CST 100||Principles of Public Speaking||3||0||3|
|Elective***||Social/Behav. Science or Free Elective||3||0||3|
|CHD 265||Adv. Observ. & Part. in Early Child./ Primary Settings||1||6||3|
|CHD 166||Infant & Toddler Programs||3||0||3|
|CHD 210||Intro. to Exceptional Children||3||0||3|
|CHD 270||Administration of Childcare Prog.||3||0||3|
|CHD 298||Seminar and Proj. in Portfolio Dev||1||0||1|
Total Minimum Credits for Early Childhood Development 67
*Students who do not wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree may substitute ENG 101-102 for ENG 111-112.
**Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: Students may choose from the following courses: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, and Foreign Languages.
***Recommend ITE 115 as free elective.