CURRICULAR GUIDE

Child Development
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0133  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

The certificate program consists of child development course work.  It
prepares individuals for positions as assistant teachers or teachers in child
care programs.  Courses for the certificate can be applied toward the
associate degree. This curriculum requires three semesters to complete, not
including summer.

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.

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 32 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
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 3 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Professional Related Courses (See Note 2)                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                                                   35

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 may also choose from CHDV-prefix courses not already used to
      meet degree requirements.
3.    CHDV 111 and CHDV 220 must be completed with a minimum 2.5 grade or
      better.  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
CHDV 101          CHDV 112          CHDV 230
CHDV 111          CHDV 113          CHDV 284
CHDV 221          CHDV 220          Lim.Ch.
WRIT 121          CHDV 222          Lim.Ch.