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Early Childhood Development (AAS)

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.

First Year

First Semester

CD112Child Development3
CD130Foundations in Early Childhood Ed3
CD205Health, Nutrition, & Safety3
EN101English 1013
BT110Bus. Math or MT Int. Alg
Or higher
CS102College Seminar - Child Dev/ED1

Second Semester

CD230Family School & Community3
CD250Observation and Assessment3
CD140Creative Expression and Play3
SP175Speech Communications3
BT160Microcomputer Apps I3

Second Year

First Semester

CD220Emergent Language & Literacy3
CD120Organization and Admin3
CD242Pre-K Curriculum & Field Exp3
Elective (SO, PY, ED, or CD)3
HI103Am. History OR
PL216Nat. Government3

Second Semester

CD207Children with Special Needs3
Elective (SO, PY, ED, or CD)3
CD240Inf/Todd Curriculum & Field Exp.3
CD260Early Childhood Practicum3

*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!

Program Contact Information

Noel Staddie

Early Childhood Development Program Instructor
[email protected]
(660) 357-6331

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