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Associate in Applied Science

General Requirements: Total Hours: 64 • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Program Description: The Associate in Applied Science in Child Development consists of curriculum to prepare child development professionals. The program prepares students for a job in child development centers or in an educational setting for young children.

 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS ........................................... 18 hours
     
 Area Min. Hours  Courses
 Communications  6  ENGL 1113 English Composition I
     ENGL 1213 English Composition II or
     ENGL 2033 Technical Writing and Reporting
 Social Science  6  HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 or
     HIST 1493 U.S. History, 1877 to Present
     POLS 1113 U.S. Government
     
 TECHNICAL-OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY COURSES ............................ 31 hours
 Selected General  6  BISC, BOT, CHEM, MATH, MUS, ART, PSY,
     SOC, SPCH, CMSC, Ed Requirements GEG, PHSC
     
 Area  Min. Hours  Courses
 Child  31  CD 2101 Portfolio Development
 Development         in Early Childhood Education
 Education    CD 2053 Child Growth and Development
     CD 2063 Behavior and Guidance
          of Young Children
     CD 2023 Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Children
     CD 2043 Parent and Community Relations
     CD 2073 Music, Movement, and Creative Arts
     CD 2103 Education and Services
          for Children with Special Needs
     CD 2173 Cognitive Skills for Children
     CD 2183 Language and Social Skills for Children
     CD 2203 Early Childhood Education Program
          Planning and Evaluation
     CD 2223 Professionalism
          in Early Childhood Education
     
 SUPPORT AND RELATED COURSES .................................................. 12 hours
 Area  Min. Hours  Courses
 Sociology  3  SOC 2183 Sociology of the Family
 Child  3  CD 2233 Assessment and Eval
 Development          of Child Growth and Development
 Art  3  ART 1033 Arts and Crafts
 Management  3  MGMT 2103 Occupational/
     Technical Internship (CD)
     
 INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS ........................................................ 3 hours
     
 Must fulfill computer literacy requirement.