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Associate in Science Degree in Early Childhood Management
The Associate in Science program prepares students for a variety of careers in the early childhood field and gives students the competencies and practical experience needed for a staff credential. The coursework focuses on the development, care, guidance, and education of young children. If you are interested in pursuing the Associate in Science degree, please meet with Jodi Haller, Academic Advisor for the Associate of Science and Technical Programs.  Ms. Haller may be contacted at jhaller@hccfl.edu, or by calling (813) 253-7795.  Ms. Haller's office is in the Ybor Public Service Tech Building (YPST), room 138.

Click here  to review the Early Childhood Advising Guide.

The A.S. in Early Childhood Management is a 63 credit program. Core courses include:
 

Prefix and Number

Course Title

Pre-requisite

EEC1300 (formerly 1001)

Planning the Early Childhood Program (Curriculum)

None

EEC1308 (formerly 1202)

Enhancing Intellectual Development

None

EEC1311

Creative Experiences/Crafts

None

EEC1401 (formerly 1402)

The Family in Early Childhood Education

None

EEC1521

Early Childhood Center Management

None (pre-requisite for EEC1941)

EEC1721

Enhancing Physical Development

None

EEC2271

Children with Special Needs

None

EEC2270

Meeting the Special Needs of Children in Groups (Literacy)

None

EEC1941

Practicum I

EEC1521 or CHD1800

EEC1943

Practicum II

EEC1941

DEP2102

Child Development

None

Students who already have a staff credential (National CDA or State-Approved Equivalency) upon entering the A.S. program will be awarded 9 credits (EEC1300, EEC1311, EEC1941). The early childhood department has an articulation agreement with the University of South Florida. Students who graduate with an A.S. in Early Childhood Management may continue their studies and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) with a concentration in Early Childhood Development.

 

Renewal of Staff Credential -  Students may renew their staff credential by completing two of the following courses: EEC 1300, 1308, 1311, 1401, 1521, 1721, 2271, 2270

Director Credential or Renewal - Students may complete CHD 1800 (Early Childhood Administration) to fulfill an educational requirement for the Director Credential.