CURRICULAR GUIDE

Child Development
Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 0108  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

This degree program prepares individuals to work in child care as a teacher,
teacher assistant or program director.  Students learn to plan and implement
high quality, developmentally appropriate programs for all ages of children,
infants through school-age, in both centers and family child care homes. 
Graduates of the associate degree program meet the educational requirements
for child care center program directors as specified by the State of Michigan 
Child Day Care Center Licensing Regulations.  The program involves several
semesters of daytime field work in child care settings.  Not all courses in
this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should
see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175, telephone number (517) 483-1410.  

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CHDV 101    Child Growth/Devel: 0-5 Years                                    4
CHDV 111    Child Guidance/Communication                                     4
CHDV 112    Family Relationship/Child Care                                   2
CHDV 113    Health/Safety Issue:Child Care                                   2
CHDV 220    Preschool Curric/Learning Env                                    4
CHDV 221    Infant-Toddler Program Dev                                       3
CHDV 222    School-Age Child Care Prog Dev                                   2
CHDV 230    Child Care Center Admin                                          2
CHDV 284    Child Development Practicum (See Note 1)                         5
ISCI 121    Integrated Sci for Education I                                   4
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 122    Composition II                                                   4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 22 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 2)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Social Science (See Note 3)                              4 Credits

CHOICE 3:   Science/Mathematics (See Note 3)                         4 Credits

CHOICE 4:   Humanities (See Note 3)                                  8 Credits

CHOICE 5:   Professional Related Courses (See Note 4)                3 Credits
EMSB 102    CPR for Health Care Prof                                       0.5
EMSB 106    Infant/Child CPR                                              0.25
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 110    Intro/Child Abuse and Neglect                                    3
HUSE 112    Introduction/Substance Abuse                                     3
HUSE 120    Introduction/Family Violence                                     2
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

1.    CHDV 284 requires departmental approval. Applications must be submitted
      one semester in advance to be admitted to CHDV 284. Applications for
      departmental approval are available in the Human, Health and Public
      Services Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the "Transfer Information" section
      of this catalog for appropriate social science, science/mathematics, and
      humanities courses.  ANAT 145 is strongly recommended as the science
4.    Students may also choose from CHDV-prefix courses not already used to
      meet degree requirements.
5.    CHDV 111 and CHDV 220 must be completed with a minimum 2.5 grade or
      better. All other required CHDV course must be completed with a minimum
      2.0 grade or better.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
CHDV 101          CHDV 112          CHDV 113          CHDV 230
CHDV 111          CHDV 220          CHDV 221          CHDV 284
ISCI 121          CHDV 222          Lim.Ch.2          SOCL 120
WRIT 121          WRIT 122          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.1
Lim.Ch.5          Lim.Ch.4          Lim.Ch.4          Lim.Ch.5