Child Care and Development
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
OverviewThe AAS degree prepares Institute graduates for employment in early childhood care. Caregivers work with young children in a childcare setting, observing, overseeing, interacting and teaching. You are aware of and attend to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of each individual child.
What Will I Learn?The 60 semester credit hours AAS degree prepares graduates with demonstrated competencies to become a childcare provider or director and/or owner of a childcare facility. Courses consist of lectures, guest speakers, tours, hands-on activities, class discussions and internships. A graduate of this two-year instructional program is awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.
What can I do with this DegreeYou will be responsible for the direct care of children, a director and/or owner of a childcare facility. This degree is a fulfilling way to be your own boss by owning your own business.
1. Pass a criminal history check
2. If mandated by the city health department, a TB skin test
3. A minimum grade of "C" or better in all courses in the program of study
4. Satisfy the Institute graduation requirements
Lecture Hours: 57
Lab Hours: 16