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2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

Early Childhood Education - Technical Certificate

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The Early Childhood Education Certificate prepares the student for employment in the field of childcare/early education by providing the necessary training to complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) credentialing process. It is also designed for students who are already employed in an early care situation and desire to improve their knowledge and competency in working with young children. The coursework in the completed technical certificate will apply to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

Enrollment in subsequent courses within the degree program require demonstrated student competency in English composition, reading, and mathematics through submission of accepted test scores (ACT/SAT, COMPASS) or through completion of appropriate Learning Support requirements. Students who wish to change to a degree-seeking status from enrollment in an embedded certificate program will be assessed under the guidelines for a degree-seeking student.

This program is designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.


Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include course delivery method choices, and the days and times selected to take classes.

Program Requirements - Certificate - Early Childhood Education

Total Credit Hours 24

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