2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Care and Education, AAS


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Program Description

The Early Childhood Care and Education degree is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in early childhood care and education and related fields. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Early Childhood Care and Education associate of applied science degree with one of the following concentrations: 1) Early Childhood Care and Education Paraprofessional 2) Early Childhood Program Administration 3) Exceptionalities 4) Infant/Toddler Care.

View the Early Childhood Care and Education AAS Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

Note: 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.

The Gwinnett Technical College Early Childhood Technology program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
1313 L St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C.   20005
(202) 232-8777
naeyc.org

Employment Opportunities

Early childhood care and education paraprofessional in an elementary school or special education classroom, early childhood program management director or assistant director, lead teacher in an early childhood program

Curriculum


Essential General Education Core Courses (18 Credits)


Area I - Language Arts/Communication


(Successful completion of ENGL 1101  and one other course from Area I is required)

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences


Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics


(Successful completion of MATH 1111  or MATH 1103  is required)

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts


(Choose ONE of the following)

General Education Elective:


To meet the minimum required 18 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes here .

Concentrations


(Completion of ONE of the following concentrations is required for graduation.)

Infant/Toddler Development (6 Credits)


8ID3

Paraprofessional Concentration (6 Credits)


8PS3

Program Administration Concentration (6 Credits)


8P13

Total Hours: 71


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