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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

Email
(830) 591-7364
L Compton
Lorie Compton
Instructor
Email
(830) 591-7224 

Purpose

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 Certificate add

Program of Study

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children 3
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
TECA 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood
Programs 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
Total 12

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 12811 Cooperative Education - Childcare Provider/
Assistant 2
CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood 3
TECA 1303 Families, School & Community 3
Total 14
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 26

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
Child Development Associate of Applied Science Degree add
General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Natural Science & Math 3
Other 9
Total General Education Courses 18
Technical Education Courses 42
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children 3
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood
Programs 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 1281 Cooperative Education - Childcare Provider/
Assistant 2
CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood 3
TECA 1303 Families, School & Community 3
Elective College Level Mathematics 3
Total 17

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler 3
CDEC 2280 Cooperative Education - Childcare Provider/
Assistant 2
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
or
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Elective Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I 3
Elective Technical Elective - BMGT or BUSI 3
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 22811 Cooperative Education - Childcare Provider /
Assistant 2
Elective Speech Communications 3
Total 14
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

Local Articulation Students

Registered Local Articulation students who take equivalent courses while in high school may make the following substitutions for the Associate of Applied Science degree:

CDEC 1281 Cooperative Education - Children/Provider Assistant
CDEC 1311 for TECA 1311 Educating Young Children
CDEC 1318 for TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child
CDEC 1303 for TECA 1303 Families, School, & Community
CDEC 1354 for TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development

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