NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AL, MA  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek full-time employment involving the care and direction of young children, or for those persons presently employed in these situations who wish to update and enhance their competencies. Occupational objectives include assistants, managers, and/or directors in day care and child development facilities.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   CHD118Language Arts for Young Children3
   CHD121Childhood Educational Dev. I3
   EDU100Introduction to Education1
   EDU155Parent Education3
   ENG111College Composition I3
   PSY231Life Span Human Dev. I3
   CHD109Movement and Music 
   Education for Children 3
   CHD122Childhood Educational Dev. II 3
   CHD125Creative Activities for Children 3
   CHD126Math and Science for Children 3
   ENG112College Composition II 3

Total Credits/Semester1715

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   CHD166Infant and Toddler Programs3
   CHD205Guiding the Behavior of Children3
   CHD210Intro. to Exceptional Children3
   CHD215Models of Early Childhood
   Education Programs3
   HLT110Concepts/Pers. & Comm. Health3
___Social Science Elective3
   CHD298Seminar and Project 3
   EDU160Tech./Observation in Early Ed. 3
   EDU235Health, Safety & Nutrition Ed. 3
   MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1817

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Development = 67.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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