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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Studies, AAS

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Learn to excel at caring for and educating young children through this flexible, high-quality program. Students planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program should pursue the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.

Before enrolling in this program, you must meet the requirements listed below:

  • Valid Arizona Identity Verified Fingerprint (IVP) Clearance Card
  • TB Test (negative result or a negative chest x-ray)
  • Verification of required Immunizations
What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Become a teacher’s aide, lead teacher or director of a pre-school center, or open your own home child care center. Degree completion meets the criteria for the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Career Lattice Level E.
Academic Options: This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor.

Department/Contact Information:

Dean: 520-206-5105
Center for Early Childhood Studies: 520-206-5245
Lead Faculty: 520-206-5107

Conditional Enrollment Program:

You will be eligible to enroll in CDA/ECE courses once you have completed the requirement listed above and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Conditional Program/Major Codes: AASECS/9ECS

General Education Requirements

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Course lists for each General Education category listed below can be found in the General Education Requirements for AAS Degrees .

Communication Requirement: †

  • WRT 101  fulfills this requirement

Arts and Humanities Requirement: 3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement: †

  • ECE 117  fulfills this requirement

Math and Science Requirement: †

  • MAT 106  fulfills this requirement

Other Requirement: 3 Credits

Special Requirement

Subtotal: 6 Credits ¥

Subtotal: 31 Credits

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Total Credits as Displayed: 60 Credits

† Core or support course(s) fulfill this requirement.
¥ General Education requires a minimum of 15 credits. This subtotal shows the Gen Ed credits not fulfilled by core or support courses.

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