Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Early Childhood Care and Education - Associate of Applied Science (Major Code - ECE)

The Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science degree is designed for those seeking to comply with industry regulations in child care and for those wishing to transfer to a university Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. Completion of this degree does not guarantee state licensure or certification. Students must obtain licensure through appropriate licensing agencies.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

18-19 CREDITS

Composition

ENG 101 ( ENG 1101)

3

English Composition

ENG 102 ( ENG 1102)

3

Mathematics

BUS 104, MAT 123, or higher

3-4

Liberal arts*

 

6

Technology literacy

CIS 116 or CIS 120 ( CIS 1120)

3

CORE CURRICULUM

33 CREDITS

Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

ECE 150

3

Observation, Behavior and Guidance

ECE 152

3

Children’s Language Development

ECE 155

3

Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children

ECE 158

3

Early Childhood Growth and Development

ECE 160

3

Understanding Families, Community and Diversity

ECE 161

3

Curriculum Development for Early Childhood Education

ECE 170

3

Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood Education

ECE 172

3

Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Programs

ECE 173

3

Introduction to Education

EDU 201

3

Classroom Relationships

EDU 230

3

ELECTIVES (AS NEEDED TO COMPLETE 64 CREDITS)**

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

64 CREDITS

*Select two of the following liberal arts courses: ART 103 ( ART 1112), ART 120, COM 102 ( COM 1100), MUS 101, PHI 130 ( PHI 1105), PSY 101 ( PSY 1101), SOC 101 ( SOC 1101), SOC 160 ( SOC 2215), and THE 103.

**Recommended electives include, but are not limited to, the following: ECE 174, SOC 160 ( SOC 2215), COM 204, PSY 240, EDU 222, and EDU 226. Students should consult an advisor for course selection.

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