• Program: Child Development Careers
  • Degree: Diploma
  • Credits: Total Diploma Credits 32
  • Academic Planning Guide:


This diploma provides students with the skills necessary to work in a variety of child care careers. Skills to be developed include planning age appropriate activities which recognize the diversity of children and families. In addition, students will practice guidance techniques and supervise snack, cleanup and other daily routines to provide for a safe and healthy environment.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities are available in child care centers, special needs programs, in home care (nanny), family child care, schoolage care, recreational and parent/child programs.

Award Outcomes:

  • Develop self-reflective habits as an early childhood professional.
  • Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching practices.
  • Apply developmental theories and practices.
  • Implement assessment and curriculum cycle.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 25 Credits
General Education Requirements 4 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 3 Credits
  • Any HTC 1000 level
    higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

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