ECS 102 provides students with the basic 20-hour S.T.A.R.S. certification. The program is designed for students to earn a certificate while working in the field.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and enhance personal development.
This program is approximately four to six quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements and depending on hours of enrollment. All courses must be completed with a minimum of C grade to graduate.
Prerequisites: Proficiency in reading, writing, and understanding the English language is required. Students are required to take the COMPASS test before entry into the program. COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 82.
Admission Dates: Quarterly start dates
Interpersonal Skills for the ECE Professional
Basic Child Care Training (STARS)
Overview of Early Childhood Education I
Overview of Early Childhood Education II
Computer Essentials for the EC Professional
ECE Curriculum: Math
ECE Curriculum: Science and Technology
Child Development Infant/Toddler
Child Development: 3-12 years
ECE Curriculum: Health, Safety & Nutrition
ECE Curriculum—Music, Movement & Dramatics
ECE Practicum I
ECE Practicum II
ECE Practicum III
English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220
Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)
General Psychology (or other social science or humanities course)
Total Credits for Completion