Early Childhood Development (Online)
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
|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
|3||BT160 Microcomputer Apps I||3|
|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|
*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!
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NCMC Contact Information
Early Childhood Development Program Instructor
(660) 359-3948 ext. 1331