Child Development AAS Degree

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Child Development will help provide education and training for those students who want a career in child development. Through the program students will have the opportunity to learn the requirements and responsibilities to properly care for children birth to 8 years. Students will also have the opportunity to meet the requirements needed to test for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

Danielle Wolf
Division Chair - Teach Education
dwolf@nctc.edu
(940) 668-3321

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Child Development AAS Degree
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 1300 LEARNING FRAMEWORKS 3
CDEC 1311 OR TECA 1311 EDUCATING YOUNG CHILDREN 3
CDEC 1317 OR CDEC 1339 CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE TRAINING I OR
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 0-3
3
CDEC 1354 OR TECA 1354 CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 3
CDEC 1321 THE INFANT & TODDLER 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Child Development AAS Degree
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
CDEC 1319 CHILD GUIDANCE 3
CDEC 1318 OR TECA 1318 WELLNESS OF THE YOUNG CHILD 3
CDEC 2341 THE SCHOOL AGE CHILD 3
CDEC 2322 OR CDEC 1335 CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE TRAINING II OR
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 3-5 
3
CDEC 2324 OR CDEC 2315 CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE TRAINING III OR
DIVERSE CULTURAL/MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION
3
CDEC 2166 PRACTICUM CHILD CARE PROVIDER 1
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 16

Third Semester

Third semester courses and credits required to earn the Child Development AAS Degree
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
PSYC 2301 OR SOCI 1301 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY OR INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
MATH 1324 OR BIOL 1322 BUSINESS MATH OR NUTRITION, DIET & THERAPY 3
CDEC 1313 CURRICULUM RESOURCES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS 3
CDEC 2304 CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT 3
CDEC 2307 MATH & SCIENCE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Fourth Semester

Fourth semester courses and credits required to earn the Child Development AAS Degree
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
CDEC 1358 CREATIVE ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 3
ARTS 1301 OR MUSI 1306 ART APPRECIATION OR MUSIC APPRECIATION 3
ENGL 2311 TECHNICAL WRITING 3
CDEC 1356 EMERGENT LITERACY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD 3
CDEC 2266 PRACTICUM CHILD CARE PROVIDER 2
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 14

Total Credit Hours: 60