CURRICULUM GUIDE

Child Development
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0133  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

The certificate program prepares individuals for positions as assistant
teachers or teachers in child care programs. The curriculum is aligned with
the standards issued by the National Association for the Education of Young
Children and the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA.) Courses for the
certificate can be applied toward the associate degree. This curriculum
requires three semesters to complete, not including summer. Several semesters
of daytime field work in child care settings are required.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1750, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 33 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CHDV 101    Child Growth/Devel: 0-5 Years                                    4
CHDV 111    Child Guidance/Communication (See Note 1)                        4
CHDV 112    Family Relationship/Child Care                                   2
CHDV 113    Health/Safety Issue:Child Care                                   2
CHDV 188    Caring/Children/Special Needs                                    2
CHDV 220    Preschool Curric/Learning Env (See Note 1)                       4
CHDV 221    Infant-Toddler Program Dev                                       4
CHDV 222    School-Age Child Care Prog Dev                                   2
CHDV 284    Child Development Practicum (See Note 2)                         5
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 5 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Administration                                           2 Credits
CHDV 131    Family Child Care Management                                     2
CHDV 230    Early Childhood Center Admin                                     2

CHOICE 2:   Professional Related Courses (See Note 3)                3 Credits
EMSB 107    First Aid/CPR Sem/ Daycre Prov                                  .5
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 110    Intro/Child Abuse and Neglect                                    3
HUSE 112    Understanding/Substance Abuse                                    3
HUSE 120    Introduction/Family Violence                                     2

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   38

1.    CHDV 111 and CHDV 220 must be completed with a minimum 2.5 grade or
      better.  Other required CHDV courses must be completed with a minimum
      2.0 grade or better.
2.    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 Health and Human Service
      Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750.
3.    Students may also choose from CHDV-prefix courses not already used to
      meet degree requirements.

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 284
CHDV 111          CHDV 113          Lim.Ch.1
CHDV 221          CHDV 188          Lim.Ch.2
WRIT 121          CHDV 220          Lim.Ch.2
                  CHDV 222