Early Childhood Exceptionalities, TCC (EC41) Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Moultrie (Veterans Parkway), Thomasville, Tifton, Bainbridge

The Early Childhood Care and Education Exceptionalities Technical Certificate of Credit is a sequence of three courses designed to prepare students to work with children with special needs. The program emphasizes an inclusive classroom including strategies and activities for exceptional children (both low and high achieving students). 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: Two (2) Semesters

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission 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: Early Childhood Exceptionalities, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 9 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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

Cost
Books: $157.90
Fees: $378.00
Tuition: $300.00
Total: $835.90
Books: $500.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $600.00
Total: $1,401.00
Curriculum Outline (9 hours)
1: Occupational Courses (9 hours) 9
ECCE 2201

Pre-requisite(s): ECCE 1103 Provides for the development of knowledge and skills that will enable the student to understand individuals with special needs and appropriately guide their development. Special emphasis is placed on acquainting the student with programs and community resources that serve families with children with special needs. Topics include inclusion/least restrictive environment (LRE), physical and motor impairments, gifted/talented, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, communication disorders in speech and language, autism spectrum disorders, visual impairments, deaf and hard of hearing, health impairments, multiple disabilities, and community resources.

3
ECCE 2360

Pre/Co-Requisite(s): ECCE 2201 Prepares child care providers and paraprofessionals with knowledge and skills in the areas of working effectively with children with a disability; working with families as partners; examining the laws and regulations; exploring resources, service providers, and agencies that may assist the child and his/her family; examining the adaptations and modifications to facilities and environments; reviewing the referral process; implementing inclusion; modifying instruction to accommodate the child with special needs; and investigating ways to document and chart observations.

3
ECCE 2362

Pre/Co-Requisite(s): ECCE 2201 Prepares child care providers and paraprofessionals with knowledge and skills for screening and assessing purposes; and explores resources, service providers, and agencies that may assist the child and families in educational or natural settings. Examines adaptations, accommodations, and modifications to environments; reviews the referral process; implements inclusion and modifies instruction to accommodate the child with special needs.

3
Faculty
Program Chair

Executive Director of Advisement and Professional Development
Early Childhood Care and Education Program Chair
Thomasville

15689 US 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792
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