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Early Childhood Careers

The Early Childhood Careers program builds on a stackable curriculum starting with the Initial Certificate. From this foundation, you have the option to proceed onto further training including an Associates of Applied Science Degree.


1 | Initial Certificate 2 | Short Term Certificate
3 | State Certificate 4 | RTC Certificate
5 | Associate Degree 6 | Associate Transfer Degree

Initial Certificate

Certificate of Completion - 12 credits

To receive the initial certificate, you must complete a total of 12 credits.

Quarter 1
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED&105 Intro to ECE 5
ECED&107 Health, Safety, Nutrition 5
ECED&120 Practicum 2

Short Term Certificate

Certificate of Completion - 20 credits

The Short Term Certificate stacks on the Initial Certificate.

Quarter 1
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED&105 Intro to ECE 5
ECED&107 Health, Safety, Nutrition 5
ECED&120 Practicum 2
Quarter 2
Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5

State Certificate

Certificate of Completion - 47 credits

The State Certificate stacks on the Short Term Certificate.

Quarter 1
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED&105 Intro to ECE 5
ECED&107 Health, Safety, Nutrition 5
ECED&120 Practicum 2
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
Quarter 2
Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 150 Child, Family and Community 3
ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development 3
ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3
Quarter 3
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5
ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
AMATH 175 Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry 5

RTC Certificate

Certificate of Completion - 65 credits

The RTC Certificate stacks on the State Certificate.

Quarter 1
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED&105 Intro to ECE 5
ECED&107 Health, Safety, Nutrition 5
ECED&120 Practicum 2
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
ECC 201 Technology for Teachers 4
Quarter 2
Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 150 Child, Family and Community 3
ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development 3
ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3
ECC192 Practicum 2 - Introduction to Safe, Healthy Learning Environments 4
Quarter 3
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5
ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3
EDUC& 203 Exceptional Child 3
ECC 120 Culture and Diversity 3
ECC 193 Practicum 3 4
Quarter 4
Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
AMATH 175 Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry 5

Associate of Applied Science Degree - 90 credits

The Associate of Applied Science Degree stacks on the RTC Certificate.

Quarter 1
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED&105 Intro to ECE 5
ECED&107 Health, Safety, Nutrition 5
ECED&120 Practicum 2
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
ECC 201 Technology for Teachers 4
Quarter 2
Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 150 Child, Family and Community 3
ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development 3
ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3
ECC192 Practicum 2 - Introduction to Safe, Healthy Learning Environments 4
Quarter 3
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5
ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3
EDUC& 203 Exceptional Child 3
ECC 120 Culture and Diversity 3
ECC 193 Practicum 3 4
Quarter 4
Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
AMATH 175 Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry 5
Quarter 5
Course # Course Title Credits
CHCAS 125 Child Development Associate I 5
CHCAS 126 Child Development Associate II 5
CHCAS 127 Child Development Associate III 5
OR
ECC 185 Curriculum Development II 5
ECC 290 Practicum 4 5
ECED& 132 Nurturing Care: Infants and Toddlers 5
Quarter 6
Course # Course Title Credits
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5

Associate Transfer Degree (AAST)

Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree - 105 credits

The Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree (AAST) stacks on the Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Quarter 1
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED&105 Intro to ECE 5
ECED&107 Health, Safety, Nutrition 5
ECED&120 Practicum 2
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
ECC 201 Technology for Teachers 4
Quarter 2
Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 150 Child, Family and Community 3
ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development 3
ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3
ECC192 Practicum 2 - Introduction to Safe, Healthy Learning Environments 4
Quarter 3
Course # Course Title Credits
ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5
ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3
EDUC& 203 Exceptional Child 3
ECC 120 Culture and Diversity 3
ECC 193 Practicum 3 4
Quarter 4
Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
MATH& 107 Math in Society 5
OR
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
SOC& 101 Survey of Sociology 5
Quarter 5
Course # Course Title Credits
HIST& 136 US History 5
OR
HIST 110 Survey of American History 5
MUSC& 105 Music Appreciation 5
OR
ENGL& 254 World Literature 5
OR
PHIL& 101 Introduction to Philosophy 5
ENGL& 102 Writing from Research 5
Quarter 6
Course # Course Title Credits
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
BIOL& 160 General Biology 5
OR
GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology 5