2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Early Childhood Development (AAS)


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CIP 19.0709
Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Code: 636-03
Program Length: 2 Years - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 62
Distance Learning Option Available

Program Advisor
Kimberly Austin
276.964.7362
Russell Hall Room 132

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.

Semester Total


Lecture Hours: 14

Lab Hours: 4

Course Credits: 16

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 12
  • Lab Hours: 10
  • Course Credits: 15

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 16

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 13
  • Lab Hours: 6
  • Course Credits: 15

Total Minimum Credits: 62


*Students who do not wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree may substitute ENG 101 -ENG 102  for ENG 111 -ENG 112 .

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