2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
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2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate Program Fact Sheet

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What is Early Childhood Program Administration? The early childhood care and education program administration certificate is designed to provide the necessary skills to administer and manage a child-care business.  The program includes a child growth and development course, program and administration and facility management, and personnel management courses.
Degrees and Certificates This certificate does not qualify for financial aid as it does not meet the minimum hour requirements.
Students applying for this program must be accepted into the Early Childhood degree or diploma program.
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math are required to take ECCE technical courses.  Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Length of Program 2 semesters minimum
Semester Program Begins Fall, spring, or summer term.
Application Process

Applicants to the Early Childhood Care and Education program must meet all Admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee.  Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.

All Early Childhood Care and Education students are required to submit a completed state and federal criminal records background check prior to enrolling in ECCE 1121  , ECCE 2245  and ECCE 2246  .  To be employed in child care centers, public schools, or Head Start centers, an individual must have a satisfactory criminal records check.  Persons who have been convicted of a felony offense are not employable in the child care field.

Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall, spring, or summer semester.
For more information, contact: Jane Hyche, Program Director, JHyche@GwinnettTech.edu, (678) 226-6741. 
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email EducationTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.


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