Prepare to work in an early childcare setting. PCC’s course work includes:

  • Child growth and development
  • Physical/nutritional needs of children
  • Care and guidance of children
  • Communication skills with families and children.

Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/ emotional, and creative development of young children.

Courses

Required Courses for Degree AAS DIP C1 C2
ACA 122 College Transfer Success
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
COM 231 Public Speaking
EDU 119 Intro. to Early Childhood Ed.
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Com.
EDU 144 Child Dev. I
EDU 145 Child Development II
EDU 146 Child Guidance
EDU 151 Creative Activities
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition
EDU 221 E. C. Administration I
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos
EDU 251 Exploration Activities
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning
EDU 261 E.C. Administration I
EDU 262 E.C. Administration II
EDU 271 Ed. Technology
EDU 280 Lang. & Literacy
EDU 280A Lang. & Literacy Lab
EDU 284 Practicum
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
PSY 150 General Psych. OR
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology
XXX Humanities/Fine Arts
Semester Hours Required for Degree 69 47 16 16

AAS = Associate in Applied Science
DIP = Diploma
C1= General Certificate
C2= Childcare Certificate
✔ Denotes required for degree completion

Outlook for Employment

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development, childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start programs, and school-age programs.

Early Education Teacher
Early Education Administrator
Teacher Assistant

Process for Admissions

  • Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. Office GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
  • Complete the Admission Placement Test.
  • Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
CIS 110 Intro. to Computers 2 2 0 3
EDU 119 Intro. to Early Childhood Ed. 4 0 0 4
EDU 144 Child Dev. I 3 0 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
18 4 0 20
SPRING SEMESTER
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Com. 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Dev. II 3 0 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psych. OR 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3 0 0 3
17 2 0 18
FALL SEMESTER
HUM XXX Humanities/Fine Art Elective 3 0 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 0 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3 0 0 3
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I 3 0 0 3
EDU 280 Lang. & Literacy Experiences 3 0 0 3
15 0 0 15
SPRING SEMESTER
EDU 251 Exploration Activities 3 0 0 3
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 3 0 0 3
EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II 3 0 0 3
EDU 271 Educational Technology 2 2 0 3
EDU 284 Early Childhood Practicum 1 9 0 4
12 11 0 16
62-63 17-19 0 69

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE: 69