Degree and Transfer Info

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MCC Campus(s): Penn Valley

Program Coordinator:Jennifer Copeland 816.604.4208

IMPORTANT: Degree and certificate requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

This program, which leads to either an Associate in Applied Science degree or a certificate, prepares students for jobs in child care. Requirements for the degree and certificate are listed below.

Admission to the Program:

To be admitted to the program, students must complete the following application process:

  1. Complete the MCC-Penn Valley admissions process.
  2. Complete a background check by going to:
  3. Attend the New Student Welcome


A.A.S. Child Growth & Development

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 135
POLS 136
POLS 137
United States History to 1865 ~or~
United States History Since 1865 ~or~
Intro to Political Science ~or~
Intro to American National Politics ~or~
Intro to State and Local Politics
COMM 100
COMM 102
Fundamentals of Speech ~or~
Fundamentals of Human Communication

General Education Electives: Any course(s) numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines: ART, ANTH, COMM, ECON, ENGL, Foreign Language, GEOG (except 104, 110 and GIS Courses), HIST, HUMN, MSCM, MUSI, PHIL, POLS,PSYC, SIGN, SOSC, SOCI, THEA 3-5
General Education Electives: Any course(s) numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines: BIOL, CHEM, GEOG (104 & 110), GEOL, MATH, PHSC, PHYS. 3-5
Total General Education Requirements 18
(General education requirements must total 18 credit hours.  Select electives carefully.)
Specific Emphasis Requirements
CDCG 10l Fundamentals of Early Care and Education 3
CDCG 110 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
CDCG 113 Child Growth and Development I 3
CDCG 128 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 3
CDCG 132 Learning Environment I 3
CDCG 149 Child Development Internship I 3
CDCG 201 Language Development 3
CDCG 213 Child Growth & Development II 3
CDCG 217 Literature for Children 3
CDCG 220 Child Care Management 3
CDCG 236 Learning Environments II 3
CDCG 255 Child Development Internship II 3
CDCG 260 Education of the Exceptional Child 3
CDCG 262 Families, Early Care, and Communities 3
CDCG 270 Portfolio Design 2
HUSC 100 Careers in Human Sciences 3


Last Modified: 9/23/14