Program Description

The Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science degree and diploma programs are a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Diploma graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers and Head Start. Degree graduates have qualifications to be employed in Georgia Pre-K programs and elementary school paraprofessional positions. 

We admit both *Ability to Benefit (ATB) and ** High School Dual enrollment Students.
 
* Through the revised Ability to Benefit (ATB) program, students have the option of enrolling in a career pathway at Albany Technical College while obtaining their GED credential. For more information please click here.
 
** The High School Dual Enrollment program at Albany Technical College provides an opportunity for students to dual enroll at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home school program in Georgia, and the College.
 
Degrees
Early Childhood Degree (72 hrs)
core courses
 
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking
3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology
3
SOCL 1101 Introduction to Sociology
3
MATH 1111 College Algebra
3
OR
Math 1101 Math Modeling 3
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
3
Early Childhood Degree
occupational courses
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy
3
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Child
3
ECCE 1121 Early Childhood Care & Ed Practicum
3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy
3
ECCE 2116 Math and Science
3
ECCE 2201 Exceptionalities
3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues & Family Involvement
3
ECCE 2203 Guidance & Classroom Mgt
3
ECCE 2245 Early CCE Internship I
6
ECCE 2246 Early CCE Internship II 6
 
Paraprofessional
occupational courses
 
ECCE 2310 Para Professional Methods & Materials
3
ECCE 2312 Para Professional Role & Practice
3
 
Program Administration
occupational courses
 
ECCE 2320 Program Admin & Facility Management
3
ECCE 2322 Personnel Management
3
 
Infant/Toddler Development
occupational courses
 
ECCE 2330 Infant/Toddler Development
3
ECCE 2332 Infant/Toddler Group Care & Curriculum
3
 
Exceptionalities
occupational courses
 
ECCE 2360 Class Strategies/Except Child
3
ECCE 2362 Your Role in Except Environ
3
 


Diplomas
Early Childhood Diploma (54 hrs)
core courses
 
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics
3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology
3
Early Childhood Care and Education
occupational courses
 
COLL 1020 College Success
3
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Child
3
ECCE 1121 EarlyChildhoodCare&Ed Practicu
3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy
3
ECCE 2116 Math and Science
3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues&Family Involveme
3
ECCE 2203 Guidance & Classroom Mgt
3
ECCE 2245 Early CCE Internship I
6
ECCE 2246 Early CCE Internship II 6


TCCs
Family Child Care Provider: FC21
 
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 2340 Family Child Care Program Management
3
ECCE 2342 Family Child Care Business Management
3
Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist: IC31
 
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 2330 Infant/Toddler Development
3
ECCE 2332 Infant/Toddler Group Care & Curriculum
3
Child Development Specialist: CD61
 
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
Choose one of the following two courses
ECCE 1121 Early Childhood Care & Ed Practicum
(3)
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
(2)




*All program information subject to change without notice.

 

Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

ACCUPLACER SCORES

Min. ScoresDegreeDiploma
Sentence Skills 70 60
Reading Comp. 64 55
Arithmetic N/A 34
Algebra 57 N/A