2023-2024 Catalog

School Age and Youth Care (SA21) Certificate

Campus Availability:

Program offered on the Catoosa, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Murray campuses. Contact Tracy Wimberley or Jennifer Dixon for advisement on any campus.

Program Description:

The purpose of the School Age and Youth Care Certificate Program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to effectively work during out-of-school hours with children between the ages of six and fourteen years The competencies in these courses almost entirely overlap with the newly established competencies for School-Age Care Professionals, as outlined by the Georgia Childhood Care and Education Professional Development System’s Collaborative Leadership Team. This certificate program will be the first to address these competencies specifically for school age and youth care practitioners who wish to receive formal education in this discipline.


Required Courses (18 Credit Hours)

ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development


ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition


ECCE 2202Social Issues and Family Involvement


ECCE 2203Guidance and Classroom Management


ECCE 2350Early Adolescent Development


ECCE 2352Designing Programs and Environments for School Age Children and Youth


Total Credit Hours: 18 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation