Early Childhood Certificate

The Early Childhood Certificate program is designed to provide students with minimum entry-level skills to work with children from three to five years old. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, and school-age programs


Course Prefix/Num Course Title  
Core Courses
EDU-119 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4 SHC
EDU-144* Child Development I 3 SHC
EDU-145* Child Development II 3 SHC
EDU-146* Child Guidance 3 SHC
EDU-151* Creative Activities 3 SHC
Total SHC for Core Courses: 13 SHC
Total SHC for Program 16 SHC


Estimated Costs:

Textbooks: $70 - $300 a semester
Consumable Supplies: up to $150
Background check: $70
Immunizations: $22
Other: Students must have a personal computer with daily access to Microsoft Word and a flash drive. An Early Childhood program orientation session is required prior to taking EDU-119.