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Early Childhood CSC

Career Studies Certificate (CSC)

C Career & technical education programs for job training Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees
O Majors with completely online option Majors with completely online option = Majors with completely online option

Purpose

This Career Studies Certificate (CSC) provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work with young children birth to age eight and is at Level 4 of the Virginia Career Pathways for Early Childhood and Out-of-School Time Practitioners, where Level 3 is a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and Level 9 a doctoral degree. The curriculum is designed to benefit persons currently employed or seeking employment working with young children in settings such as preschools, child care centers and homes, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and before-and-after school programs. Students completing this program will have earned 16 of the 34 credits needed for the Early Childhood Certificate (Pathways Level 5) and 16 of the 67 credits required for the Early Childhood Development Associate of Applied Science degree (Pathways Level 6).

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. New students should visit the Advising Center or contact the program chair at 804-706-5132 or bhooper@jtcc.edu for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3    
CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children 3    
CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3   See Notes 1 and 2
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children 3    
EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education 3    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 16    

Notes

  1. CHD 165 is an observation and participation practicum class that requires students to observe young children in settings approved by the program chair.
  2. To enroll in CHD 165 students must have a declared early childhood major and complete a TB screening, a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check, as a condition of placement in a practicum site. Students are expected to cover all costs for these procedures.
  3. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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