Early Childhood Care and Education

Diploma Program
ECC2

Program Description
The early childhood care and education diploma is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in child care and related fields. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an early childhood care and education diploma. (Program Length: 4 Semesters Minimum)

Employment Opportunities
Early childhood care and education assistant teacher

CURRICULUM

SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULE
(54 CREDIT HOURS)

1st SEMESTER
12 Hours

ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE

ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development

ECCE 1105 Health, Safety and Nutrition

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I

2nd SEMESTER
12 Hours

ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment

ECCE 1121 Early Childhood Care & Ed Practicum

ECCE 2202 Social Issues & Family Involvement

MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics


3rd SEMESTER
6 Hours

COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers

PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology

4th SEMESTER
12 Hours

ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Children

ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy

ECCE 2116 Math and Science

ECCE 2203 Guidance and Classroom Mgmnt


5th SEMESTER
12 Hours

ECCE 2240 ECCE Internship


54 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

Gainful Employment