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Summer Semester 2021 Catalog

Child Development Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta, Thomson, and Waynesboro campuses

Entrance Dates: Fall and Spring: Augusta
Fall and Spring: Thomson
Fall: Waynesboro
Length of Program:Two Terms:
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 14

Program Description: The Early Childhood Care/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. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers and Head Start. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program

Employment Opportunities: Graduates will be able to obtain jobs as early child care professionals, teacher assistants, preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten teachers (private sectors), Early Head Start and Head Start teachers, family and group day care home providers, child care program administrators, and child care center directors. Employment can also be found in Early Intervention programs.

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses

ECCE 1101INTRODUCTION TO ECCE

3

ECCE 1103CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3

ECCE 1105HEALTH, SAFETY, & NUTRITION

3

ECCE 1112CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

3

 

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

OR

ECCE 1121ECCE PRACTICUM

3

EMPL 1000, ECCE 1121: Advisor recommendation required for course selection.

Notes:

  • Acceptance into the evening program is restricted to students currently working in field. Students must provide documentation of employment. (Augusta Campus only).
  • The Early Childhood Care/Education Child Development Specialist program meets the requirement for the 120 clock hours of training required for the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential.
  • The State of Georgia has a law regarding the placement of persons with criminal records in childcare facilities. Anyone who has been convicted of a felony offense or of neglecting or abusing a dependent person, a sexual offense or any other “covered crime” will not be allowed to work in a childcare facility. If you are affected by this law, or think you may be, discuss your situation immediately with your advisor.
  • A grade of “C” or higher is required for all Early Childhood Care/Education occupational courses with the prefix ECCE.

Guided Pathway

You may click on any course below to view the course description and prerequisite information.

Students who do not follow the Course Sequence listed below may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown.

Augusta Evening Program

PROGRAM NAME: Child Development Specialist (CD61)

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Evening Program

1st Semester

ECCE 1101INTRODUCTION TO ECCE

3

ECCE 1103CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3

ECCE 1105HEALTH, SAFETY, & NUTRITION

3

ECCE 1101, ECCE 1103, ECCE 1105: Prerequisite: Provisional admission

2nd Semester

ECCE 1112CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

3

 

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

OR

ECCE 1121ECCE PRACTICUM

3

Thomson Day Program, Fall Start

PROGRAM NAME: Child Development Specialist

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Thomson Day Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

ECCE 1101INTRODUCTION TO ECCE

3

ECCE 1103CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3

ECCE 1105HEALTH, SAFETY, & NUTRITION

3

Year 1 Spring Semester

ECCE 1112CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

3

 

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

OR

ECCE 1121ECCE PRACTICUM

3

 

Thomson Day Program, Spring Start

PROGRAM NAME: Child Development Specialist

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Thomson Day Program

Year 1 Spring Semester

ECCE 1101INTRODUCTION TO ECCE

3

ECCE 1103CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3

ECCE 1112CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

3

NOTE: ECCE 1103 is only offered at night Spring Semester.

Year 1 Summer Semester

ECCE 1105HEALTH, SAFETY, & NUTRITION

3

 

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

OR

ECCE 1121ECCE PRACTICUM

3

 

Thomson Evening Program

PROGRAM NAME: Child Development Specialist

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Thomson Evening Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

ECCE 1101INTRODUCTION TO ECCE

3

ECCE 1105HEALTH, SAFETY, & NUTRITION

3

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

Year 1 Spring Semester

ECCE 1103CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3

ECCE 1112CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

3

 

ECCE 1121ECCE PRACTICUM

3

OR

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

 

Waynesboro Day Program

PROGRAM NAME: Child Development Specialist

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Waynesboro Day Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

ECCE 1101INTRODUCTION TO ECCE

3

ECCE 1103CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3

ECCE 1105HEALTH, SAFETY, & NUTRITION

3

Year 1 Spring Semester

ECCE 1112CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

3

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

ECCE 1121ECCE PRACTICUM

3