Early Childhood Care/Education (Diploma)
The Early Childhood Care and Education diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. 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.
- Major Code: ECC2
- Award Level: Diploma
- Location: Griffin and Flint River Campuses, Henry Center
- Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Minimum Length of Program: 5 Terms
- Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 53
- 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
A minimum grade of C for each ECCE course is required to receive the diploma from SCTC.
Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.
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.
|ENGL 1010||Fundamentals of English I (Required)||3|
|Choose One: (Required)|
|COLL 1500||College Success and Career Exploration OR||3|
|COMP 1000||Introduction to Computers|
|ECCE 1101||Intro to Early Childhood Care/Education (Required)||3|
|ECCE 1103||Child Growth and Development (Required)||3|
|MATH 1012||Foundations of Mathematics (Required)||3|
|ECCE 1105||Health, Safety and Nutrition (Required)||3|
|ECCE 1112||Curriculum and Assessment (Required)||3|
|ECCE 1113||Creative Activities for Children (Required)||3|
|ECCE 2202||Social Issues and Family Involvement (Required)||3|
|ECCE 2203||Guidance and Classroom Management (Required)||3|
|ECCE 1121||Early Childhood Care/Education Practicum (Required)||3|
|ECCE 2115||Language and Literacy (Required)||3|
|ECCE 2116||Math and Science (Required)||3|
|EMPL 1000||Interpersonal Relations and Prof. Development OR||2|
|PSYC 1010||Basic Psychology||(3)|
|ECCE 2240||Early Childhood Care/Education Internship(Required)||12|
Dr. Roslyn J. McCurry