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: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Employment Opportunities
Early childhood care and education assistant teacher

Gainful Employment


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Core Courses

 

8

Fundamentals of English I

ENGL 1010

3

Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 1012

3

Choose ONE of the Following

Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development

EMPL 1000

2

Basic Psychology

PSYC 1010

3

Essential Technical Courses

 

44

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Intro to Early Childhood Care & Education

ECCE 1101

3

Child Growth and Development

ECCE 1103

3

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

ECCE 1105

3

Curriculum and Assessment

ECCE 1112

3

Creative Activities for Children

ECCE 1113

3

Early Childhood Care & Ed. Practicum

ECCE 1121

3

Language and Literacy

ECCE 2115

3

Math and Science

ECCE 2116

3

Social Issues & Family Involvement

ECCE 2202

3

Guidance and Classroom Management

ECCE 2203

3

*Early Childhood Care & Ed. Internship

ECCE 2240

12

  Total Hours
52

*(Must be within 18 hours or less of completing program)

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ECCE 1101, ECCE 1103, and ECCE 1105