Child Development Specialist, TCC (CD61)

Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Chair: Jessica Barfield

Program Description: The Early Childhood Care and Education Child Development Specialist TCC is a sequence of five courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes the basics needed for a career in early childhood, but this TCC also includes more content about planning curriculum and working in the field. In addition, the student may complete a practicum and work in a child care program. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Length of Program: One (1) Semester

Locations offered:
Moultrie (Veterans Parkway)
Thomasville
Tifton
Cairo

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will create a Developmentally Appropriate Thematic Unit.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to the Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: N/A

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Child Development Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 14 minimum semester hours credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to the diploma or degree program.

Criminal Background Check: In accordance with HB 401, effective May 1, 2015, all ECCE students will be required to complete a Criminal History Records Check and receive a satisfactory determination from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning in order to be placed in a child care learning center, group day-care home, or family day-care home. An unsatisfactory determination can affect completion of the ECCE program as the student would not be able to be placed for Practicum and/or Internship.

Cost
1st Term
Tuition: $1246
Fees: $464
Books: $730.4
Total: $2440.4

Curriculum Credits

1: Occupational Courses (14 hours)

14

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
and one of the following (2-3 hours) 2
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
ECCE 1121 EarlyChildhoodCare&EdPracticum 3

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