Child Development Certificate Level 1 and A.A.S. (19.0706)

The SWTJC Uvalde campus will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 20th to prepare for the Criminal Justice Competition running events. Gates and entrances on campus will be closed for the safety of our visiting students and all personnel involved in the event.

Faculty and Staff

J Suarez
Jesus Suarez
Allied Health and Human 
Services Division Chair
(830) 591-7364
L Compton
Lorie Compton
(830) 591-7224 


This program carries a one-year Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.  This curriculum is designed to develop basic skills, attitudes and competencies necessary for personnel to provide high-quality care and early education in preschool and child care centers.  Child Development is a Local Articulation Program.

Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted to this program through regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section).

The Child Development program carries two award options, the one-year Certificate and the two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.  The one-year Certificate is TSI exempt, however, those not meeting TSI requirements are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate developmental course(s).

Students who wish to pursue the two-year A.A.S. degree must meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.  Adherence to individual course descriptions is required.

Program of Study

Child Development Resources