This program is designed to prepare students for a career working with children and families in a variety of work settings. The degree offers students Early Childhood opportunities in administration, staff training, social service, child advocacy, classroom instruction, as well as other child‐related jobs. This AAS may transfer credits towards a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development or Human Sciences.
An AAS degree would qualify an individual for, but not limit him or her to, positions as a Lead Teacher or Director in an Early Head Start or Head Start program, Program Coordinator, Public School Early Childhood Teacher Assistant, or Staff Development Specialist. Students must submit a formal application, criminal history check and drug screening to the program. This application is separate from the application for admission to the College.
Students must contact the Student Advisor for a current degree plan to verify fulfillment of core and general education course requirements.
Students enrolled in Practicum Courses: CDEC 1266 or CDEC 2267 or CDEC 2268 must complete a minimum of 20 hours per week at an early childhood setting (it can be paid or volunteer) approved by the department.