2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Child Development Specialist (CD61) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

  • Catoosa County Campus  Advisor: Tracy Wimberley
  • Floyd County Campus Advisor: Laverne Pruitt
  • Gordon County Campus  Advisor: Bea Stitzer
  • Polk County Campus Advisor: Laverne Pruitt
  • Walker County Campus  Advisor: Susan Kendrick 
  • Whitfield Murray Campus Advisor: Susan Kendrick
  • 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.

    Entrance Requirements:

    Age: Minimum of 19 years of age

    Education: Post-secondary credentials from an accredited institution, a current Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), or qualifying experience pending approval of the division chair.

    Additional Requirement: Must attain program ready status on the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS assessment before this TCC can be awarded.

    Required Courses (14 Credit Hours)

    ECCE 1101Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

    3

    ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development

    3

    ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition

    3

    ECCE 1112Curriculum and Assessment

    3

     

    EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

    2

    OR

    ECCE 1121Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum

    3

    Total Credit Hours: 14 Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation