Child Development Certificate

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The child development program helps provide the student an in-depth opportunity to study the whole development of the child. This program is designed to give the student a practical working knowledge of the child. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Every student must complete and pass a background check, and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations required by various courses in the program.

Articulated credit may be available for some courses students completed while in high school.

Course Sequence

Fall

CDEC 1311Educating Young Children

3

CDEC 1354Child Growth & Development

3

CDEC 1303Families Schools & Community

3

OR

CDEC 2324

CDEC 1318Wellness of Young Children

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring

CDEC 1321The Infant & Toddler

3

OR

CDEC 1317Child Dev. Assoc. Training I

3

CDEC 1164Practicum

1

CDEC 1413Cur Resources Early Childhood

4

CDEC 1359Children With Special Needs

3

OR

CDEC 2322Child Dev. Assoc. Training II

3

CDEC 1319Child Guidance

3

Total Credit Hours:14

CDEC 1164: Capstone must be taken in final semester.