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

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