The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Early Care Specialist program prepares students for entry level position in early childhood programs. The sequence of coursework is designed to increase understanding of education and care of young children.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Early Care Specialist (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education||$27,910|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|Child Development or The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight||RC||3|
|EED200||Foundations of Early Childhood Education||Course offered in Fall only||RC||3|
|EED212||Guidance, Management and the Environment||Course offered in Fall only||RC||3|
|ECH128||Early Learning: Play And The Arts||Course offered in Spring only||RC||3|
|Child, Family, Community and Culture or Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight or Early Learning: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development||EED220 offered in Spring only. EED245 offered in Fall only||RC||3|
|EED215||Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness||RC||3|
|EED260||Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship||Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.||RC||1|
|EED278||Early Learning: Curriculum And Instruction - Birth/Preschool||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EED200.||Course offered in Fall only||RC||3|
|EED255||Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession||Prerequisites: Completion of twelve (12) credit hours of EED coursework and permission of Program Coordinator.||RC||3|
|EED261||Early Childhood Preschool Internship||Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.||RC||1|
|Electives: Any course from these prefixes except courses used to satisfy above Required Courses||RE||3|
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Learn more about and find contact information for the Early Care Education program.
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Early Care Specialist (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125868).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.