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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Coordinator:                          Charles Justice, LRC 214, Ext. 2566
Length:                                                   Four semesters (two years)

Purpose: The program in Early Childhood Development is designed to provide students with practical skills and theoretical knowledge related to the care, development and guidance of young children. The curriculum addresses the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and creative growth of young children.

Occupational Objectives
    Day Care Center Worker
    Nursery Schools Teacher’s Aide 
    Family Day Care Specialist
    Child Development Specialist 
    Teaching Assistant
    After School Programs

Admission Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the college can normally be considered for admission to the Human Services Specialization in Early Childhood Education Associate Degree curriculum. Proficiency in high school English and mathematics is required. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses.

Program Requirements: The Human Services Specialization in Early Childhood Education curriculum consists of courses in psychology, sociology, public services, and human services. In addition to these core courses, other courses in general education and related areas are included. Instruction will include both a specialized as well as a general education approach. Upon completion of the four-semester program, the student is awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Human Services - Specialization in Early Childhood Education.

Notes on Transfer: Associate of Applied Science Degree programs are designed primarily to provide occupational competence for employment. Upon the student’s request, courses may be modified to provide possible transfer acceptability by four-year colleges and universities. Transfer options are listed in the footnotes.

 Human Services - Specialization in Early Childhood Education

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

HMS 100

Introduction to Human Services

3

0

3

PSY 120

Human Relations

3

0

3

CHD 120

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

0

3

PSY 200

Principles of Psychology

3

0

3

SDV 101

Orientation to College Success

1

0

1

PED

1*Physical Education

0

2-3

1

Total

16

2-3

17

Second Semester (Spring)

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

PSY 235

Child Psychology

3

0

3

MTH 146

2*Introduction to Elem. Statistics

3

0

3

SOC 200

Principles of Sociology

3

0

3

CHD 145

Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children

2

2

3

PED

1*Physical Education

0

2-3

1

Total

14

4-5

16

Third Semester (Fall)

ITE 100 or 115

3*Intro. to Information Systems or
Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts

3

0

3

SOC 215

Sociology of the Family

3

0

3

EEE

4*Humanities elective

3

0

3

CHD 205

Guiding the Behavior of Children

3

0

3

EDU 235

Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education

3

0

3

EEE

5*Social Science Sequence Part I

3

0

3

Total

18

0

18

Fourth Semester (Spring)

CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

0

3

EEE

5*Social Science Sequence Part II

3

0

3

CHD 118

Language Arts for Children

2

2

3

HMS 227

Change Agent

3

0

3

SOC 268

Social Problems

3

0

3

Total

14

2

15

Total Minimum Credits for the AAS Degree........................................66

Notes
The above semester-by semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Please meet with your faculty advisor for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing in this program of study.

Footnotes*

1. Students may substitute any HLT (Health) course that contains a personal wellness component for Physical Education requirement. Transfer students should note that four-year institutions may require a PED activity course in the general education core.

2. Transfer students are advised to substitute MTH 151, 163 or 241 for this course.

3. Keyboarding skills highly recommended.

4. Humanities elective include ART 201, 202; foreign languages; literature, MUS 121, 122; PHI 101; REL 200, 210, 230; CST 130, 151, 152.

5. Select one sequence and complete both courses. PLS 211 and 212 or ECO 201 and 202 or GEO 210 and 220 or HIS 101 and 102 or HIS 121 and 122.

Last updated: 3/7/2014 2:10:38 PM