Program Description

The Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science degree and diploma programs are a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Diploma graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers and Head Start. Degree graduates have qualifications to be employed in Georgia Pre-K programs and elementary school paraprofessional positions. 

Degrees
Early Childhood Degree (72 hrs)
core courses
 
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking
3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology
3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
3
MATH 1111 College Algebra
3
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
3
COLL 1020 College Success
3
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Child
3
ECCE 1121 EarlyChildhoodCare&Ed Practicu
3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy
3
ECCE 2116 Math and Science
3
ECCE 2201 Exceptionalities
3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues&Family Involveme
3
ECCE 2203 Guidance & Classroom Mgt
3
ECCE 2240 Early CCE Internship
12
 
Paraprofessional
occupational courses
 
ECCE 2310 Paraprofess Methods&Materials
3
ECCE 2312 Paraprofessional Role&Practice
3
 
Program Administration
occupational courses
 
ECCE 2320 Program Admin&Facility Manage
3
ECCE 2322 Personnel Management
3
 
Infant/Toddler Development
occupational courses
 
ECCE 2330 Infant/Toddler Development
3
ECCE 2332 Infant/Toddler Group Care&Curr
3
 
Exceptionalities
occupational courses
 
ECCE 2360 Class Strategies/Except Child
3
ECCE 2362 Your Role in Except Environ
3
 
Family Child Care
occupational courses
 
ECCE 2340 Family Child Care Program Management
3
ECCE 2342 Family Child Care Business Management
3
 


Diplomas
Early Childhood Diploma (53 hrs)
core courses
 
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics
3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
2
Early Childhood Care and Education
occupational courses
 
COLL 1020 College Success
3
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Child
3
ECCE 1121 EarlyChildhoodCare&Ed Practicu
3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy
3
ECCE 2116 Math and Science
3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues&Family Involveme
3
ECCE 2203 Guidance & Classroom Mgt
3
ECCE 2240 Early CCE Internship
12


TCCs
Family Child Care Provider: FC21
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 2340 Family Child Care Program Management
3
ECCE 2342 Family Child Care Business Management
3
Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist: IC31
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 2330 Infant/Toddler Development
3
ECCE 2332 Infant/Toddler Group Care&Curr
3
Child Development Specialist: CD61
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
Choose one of the following two courses
ECCE 1121 EarlyChildhoodCare&Ed Practicu
(3)
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
(2)




*All program information subject to change without notice.

 

Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

ACCUPLACER SCORES

Min. ScoresDegreeDiploma
Sentence Skills 70 60
Reading Comp. 64 55
Arithmetic N/A 34
Algebra 57 N/A