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St. Philip's College Schedule/Catalog 2017-2018
St. Philip's College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
St. Philip’s College Schedule/Catalog 2017-2018

Early Childhood and Family Studies, A.A.S.


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The program will prepare graduates for a variety of job opportunities in the rapidly changing early care and education profession. Graduates will be working with children ages 0-8, as well as their families. Completion of the following curriculum entitles students to an AAS degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies. The AAS degree is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation Commission.  

With this award, you may seek jobs such as:

Para-Teacher Aide, Assistant Preschool Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Early Head Start and Head Start Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Entry Level Child Family and Protective Service Specialist, Child Care Director

Related Awards:

Early Childhood and Family Studies Level 2 Certificate  

Total Credit Hours Required: 60


Semester I


Courses will be offered in a block scheduling format, either as 8 weeks, 10 weeks, and/or 16 weeks courses. 

Semester II


Courses will be offered in a block scheduling format, either as 8 weeks, 10 weeks, and/or 16 weeks courses. 

Semester III


Enrollment of courses preferred in the summer semester. 

Semester V


Milestone Course(s)


*** denotes Milestone course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program.

Additional Program Information


This program is designed to provide knowledge and skills for immediate workforce entry into a variety of careers in the field of early care and education.  Careers are focused on working with young children and their families.  The credits from the certificate transfer into all AAS degrees.  The AAS degree may transfer credits to other BAAS, BA or BS degrees.  Students will be required to complete a tuberculosis screening test, background check and drug screening for internship experiences.  Students enrolled in internship experiences must complete no less than 22 hours per week at an early childhood/community setting (paid or volunteer) approved by the program.

Students must contact the Student Advisor for a current degree plan to verify fulfillment of core and general education course requirements.

Effective Fall 2012, the Practicum Experiences have been replaced with an Internship. The student seeking a degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies must complete an Internship to be awarded a certificate or degree. The Internship is completed in the last semester of the program. In the semester before enrolling in the Internship, students must complete the following steps: 1) Contact the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program to enroll in the course. 2) Completed drug screening. 3) Completed criminal background check, 4) Completed tuberculosis screening. Students enrolled in Internship Courses must complete a minimum of 22 hours per week at an early childhood setting (it can be paid or volunteer) approved by the department.

Students must contact the Student Advisor for a current degree plan to verify fulfillment of core and general education course requirements.

Effective Fall 2012, the Practicum Experiences have been replaced with an Internship. The student seeking a degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies must complete an Internship to be awarded a certificate or degree. The Internship is completed in the last semester of the program. In the semester before enrolling in the Internship, students must complete the following steps: 1) Contact the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program to enroll in the course. 2) Completed drug screening. 3) Completed criminal background check, 4) Completed tuberculosis screening. Students enrolled in Internship Courses must complete a minimum of 22 hours per week at an early childhood setting (it can be paid or volunteer) approved by the department.

NOTES


* TECA course that requires fifteen (16) hours of field experience

  • Student can do concurrent enrollment in developmental course prerequisites along with early childhood courses (CDEC/TECA).
  • Student must complete practicum experiences.

The student seeking a degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies must complete an Internship to be awarded a degree. The Internship is completed in the last semester of the program. In the semester before enrolling in the Internship, students must complete the following steps: 1) Contact the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program to enroll in the course. 2) Completed drug screening. 3) Completed criminal background check, 4) Completed tuberculosis screening.

CIP Code: 19.0706
Major Code: ECST

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