Child Development Specialist (Certificate)

Program Description

The Child Development Specialist TCC is a sequence of five courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes the basics needed for a career in early childhood, but this TCC also includes more content about planning curriculum and working in the field. In addition, the student may complete a practicum and work in a childcare program. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including childcare centers and homes, Head Start/Early Head Start programs, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Program Details

  • Major Code: CD61
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campuses
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 14

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

All learning support classes must be completed and a minimum grade of C for each course is required to receive the certificate of award from SCTC.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

CPR/first aid$60
Fingerprint check(s)$53

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
ECCE 1101Intro to Early Childhood Care/Education (Required)3
ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development (Required)3
ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition (Required)3
ECCE 1112Curriculum and Assessment (Required)3
Choose One: (Required)
EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Prof. Development OR2
ECCE 1121Early Childhood Care/Education Practicum3
Child Development Specialist

Program Faculty
Dr. Roslyn J. McCurry/Henry County
Program Coordinator

Angela Chambers/Flint River Campus

Gary Larson/Flint River Campus

Margaret McCall/Griffin Campus

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A