Certificate > Early Childhood Management AS Program
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
AS.CHILD (60 Credit Hours)
This program will prepare students for a variety of careers in the early childhood area and will give students the competencies and practical experience needed for the Staff Credential for the State of Florida. The course work focuses on the development, care, guidance and education of young children.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
†EDF 1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession - 3 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr.
†SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
†DEP 2102 Child Development - 3 cr.
†EEC 1401 The Family and Early Childhood Education - 3 cr.
EEC 1521 Operation of Early Childhood Center - Management - 3 cr.
Mathematics General Education - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
EEC 1300 Planning the Early Childhood Program - 3 cr.
EEC 1941 Child Care Practicum I - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
†EEC 1308 Enhancing Intellectual Development in the Early Childhood Setting - 3 cr.
EEC 2270 Meeting the Special Needs of Children in Groups - 3 cr.
EEC 2271 Children with Special Needs - 3 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
EEC 1311 Crafts in the Early Childhood Setting - 3 cr.
†ENT 1000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship - 3 cr.
EEC 1943 Child Care Practicum II - 3 cr.
EEC 1721 Enhancing Physical Development in the Early Childhood Setting - 3 cr.
YEAR II – Third Semester
†CGS 1107 Introduction to Computers - 1 cr.
OST 1335 Business Communications - 3 cr.
†SPC 1006 Speech Improvement - 1 cr.
Elective - 1 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.
In accordance with the State of Florida Statewide Articulation Manual, a student who receives a National Child Development Associate Credential, Florida Child Care Professional Credential or equivalent Staff Credential may articulate nine credits (EEC 1300, EEC 1311 and EEC 1941) toward the AS degree in Early Childhood Management.
Each practicum course will require 240 hours of work with children in a licensed child care setting, 20 hours of which must be completed at HCC’s Child Development Lab School. Hours are completed during the term the student is registered for practicum.