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Associate of Arts in Child Development

 

Gain the fundamental concepts and skills to work with children. This associate degree program, offered on campus, will prepare you to critically analyze and evaluate theoretical and practical issues in the field so that you can apply them to diverse communities or progress into a bachelor’s degree program.

You can transfer up to 54 semester units or 81 quarter units into this program.

See the admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (28 units)
COURSE CODE
COURSE TITLE
UNITS
Area A: Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking (9 units)
SPC 100
3
ENG 100
3
ENG 201
3
or
PHL 200
3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (7 units)
BIO 101
3
BIO 101L
1
MAT 100
3
or
MAT 108
3
or
MAT 120
4
Area C: Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and Foreign Languages (3 units)
Choose one of the following courses:
ENG 250
3
PHL 100
3
SPAN 100
5
SPAN 101
5
SPAN 200
5
SPAN 201
5
SPAN 205
5
Area D: Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior (9 units)
ANT 100
3
BUS 120
3
BUS 121
3
ETH 134
3
ETH 265
3
GEO 200
3
HIS 100
3
HIS 201
3
POL 101
3
PSY 100
3
SOC 101
3


Lower-Division Child Development Courses (22 units)
COURSE CODE
COURSE TITLE
UNITS
EDU 101
4
ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 103 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 105 Observation and Assessment Techniques 3
ECE 106 Child, Family, and Community 3
ECE 110 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
CD 214 Understanding Children's Behavior: Social Emotional Guidance 3


Electives (19 units)

Choose the courses that interest you from our general education program, lower-division (100 or 200 level) associate degree courses, or these child development courses:

Electives (19 units)
COURSE CODE
COURSE TITLE
UNITS
CD 219
3
CD 254 Adult Supervision: Program and Professional Assessment 2
ECE 102 Principles of School-Age Child Care 3
ECE 104 The School-Age Child 3
ECE 109 Child Development in Multicultural Contexts 1
ECE 212 Creative Experiences for Children 1
ECE 213 Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood 1
ECE 215 Management of Child Care Settings 3
ECE 216 Infant-Toddler Care and Education 3
ECE 217 Administering a Family Child Care 1
ECE 218 Early Childhood Environments 1

 

Associate of Arts in Child Development Program Data

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