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


J Suarez
L Compton

Jesus Suarez
Allied Health and Human
Services Division Chair
(830) 591-7364

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.

Admission 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 Program of Study

Child Development Resources

Minimum Standard Rules Handbook

Policies & Procedures Handbook

Child Development Training Station Contract & Forms Agreement

Background Check & Affiliation


Occupational Profiles

Gainful Employment Disclosure:

Child Development