Early Childhood Development (Online)
Two-Year Plan

Program Description

As an Associate of Applied Science student, you will complete approximately 15 credit hours of general education courses and a minimum of 45 (up to 58) credit hours of courses most appropriate to address the intended outcome of the career program. The AAS is designed to prepare a student for employment in a specific occupational area.

Suggested Course Outline

First Year
CD112 Child Development 3 CD230  Family School & Community 3
CD130 Foundations in Early Childhood Ed 3 CD250  Observation and Assessment 3
CD205 Health, Nutrition, & Safety 3 CD140  Creative Expression and Play 3
EN101 English 101 3 SP175  Speech Communications 3
BT110  Bus. Math or MT Int. Alg
Or higher
3 BT160  Microcomputer Apps I 3
Total 15 Total 15
Second Year
CD220  Emergent Language & Literacy 3 CD207  Children with Special Needs 3
CD120  Organization and Admin 3 Elective (SO, PY, ED, or CD) 3
CD242  Pre-K Curriculum & Field Exp 3 CD240  Inf/Todd Curriculum & Field Exp. 3
Elective (SO, PY, ED, or CD) 3 CD260  Early Childhood Practicum 3
HI103  Am. History or
PL216  Nat. Government
3 CD280  Professionalism Or CD110 Child Dev. Portfolio 3
Total 15 Total 15


*Please see your advisor or the NCMC Academic Catalog for specific course choices in each area.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and you remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

What can I do with this Major?

What can I do with this Major?

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NCMC Contact Information


Noel Staddie

Early Childhood Development Program Instructor
[email protected]
(660) 359-3948 ext. 1331