Early Childhood Development AAS
The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees
This program prepares student in the care, education, and supervision of young children birth to age eight. The curriculum is designed for persons seeking employment in the early care and education field, or for those persons currently employed who want to update and enhance their skills. Occupational opportunities include administrator, director, assistant director, lead teacher, or assistant teacher in settings such as preschools, child care centers and homes, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, public schools, and before-and after-school programs. The AAS degree is at Level 6 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.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
CHD 165, CHD 265 and EDU 200 are practicum classes that require students to observe young children and participate in approved early childhood settings for 40 hours. CHD 165 and EDU 200 must be taken before CHD 265.
To enroll in CHD 165, EDU 200 and CHD 265 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.
Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
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