Degree Requirements

Certificates of Performance*

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District

Certificate of Performance: Assistant Teacher*

This certificate prepares students to assist in the instruction of children under the supervision of an Associate Teacher or higher. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

COURSES:
Units
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 180, Nutrition, Health & Safety for Children. 3
Select one course from:
CHIL 111, Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills or
CHIL 121, Creative Art or
CHIL 131, Curriculum: Language/Science or
CHIL 141, The Child, Family and Community
3
Select one course from:
CHIL 160, Observing and Understanding Children or
CHIL 161, Observations and Issues in Child Development
CHIL 270, Work Experience or
CHIL 291, or 291A, or 291B, or 291C, or 291D, Child Development Center Practicum
1-4

Total: 10-13

 

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.  

Certificate of Performance: Family Child Care*

This certificate prepares students with basic training to care for children in a licensed home/family setting.
Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

COURSES:
Units
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development3
CHIL 180, Nutrition, Health & Safety for Children3
Select one course from:
CHIL 111, Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills
CHIL 121, Creative Art
CHIL 131, Curriculum: Language/Science
CHIL 175, Infant-Toddler Growth and Development
3

Total: 9

 

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: Infant/Toddler Care*

This certificate prepares students with basic training to work with children aged birth to three years in licensed home/family care and center programs. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

COURSES:
Units
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 175, Infant-Toddler Growth and Development 3
CHIL 176, Principles of Infant/Toddler Caregiving 3

Total: 9

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: Residential Care Workers*

This certificate is designed to meet the State requirements for positions in residential care programs.

COURSES:
Units
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 141, The Child, Family and Community 3
CHIL 175, Infant-Toddler Growth and Development 3
CHIL 188, Violence in the Lives of Children and Families 3

Total: 12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: School Age Child Care*

This certificate prepares students for entry level positions as before- and after-school care providers, recreation leaders, and camp counselors. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

COURSES:
Units
 CHIL 100, Introduction to Child Development
-OR-
3
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development3
CHIL 152, School Age Program Planning3
 Select six units from the following: 
EDUC 200, Teaching as a Profession
-AND-
2
 EDUC 203, Service Learning for Prospective Teachers1
 MATH 201A, Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics I
3
 MUSI 110, Music for Elementary School Teachers
3
 EXSC 240, Physical Education in the Elementary Schools
3

Total: 12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Recommended Electives: Child Development 160, 161, 270, 291, 291A, 291B, 291C, 291D.

Certificate of Achievement: Child Development

Associate Teacher

This certificate prepares students to provide instruction to children and supervise Assistant Teachers. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

COURSES Required for the Major:
Units
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development3
CHIL 141, The Child, Family and Community3
CHIL 180, Nutrition, Health & Safety for Children3
Select two courses from:
CHIL 111, Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills
CHIL 121, Creative Art
CHIL 131, Curriculum: Language/Science
CHIL 153, Techniques of Teaching Using the Reggio Emilia Approach
3
Select three or more units from:
CHIL 160, Observing and Understanding Children
CHIL 161, Observations and Issues in Child Development
CHIL 270, Work Experience
CHIL 291, or 291A, or 291B, or 291C, or 291D, Child Development Center Practicum
3-4

Total: 18-19

Certificate of Achievement: Child Development

Teacher

This certificate prepares students to provide instruction to children and supervise Assistant and Associate Teachers. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

COURSES Required for the Major:
Units
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 111, Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills 3
CHIL 121, Creative Art 3
CHIL 131, Curriculum: Language/Science
3
CHIL 141, The Child, Family and Community
3
CHIL 180, Nutrition, Health & Safety for Children
3
CHIL 151, Program Planning
3
and concurrent enrollment in:
CHIL 270, Work Experience or
CHIL 275, Supervised Field Study
2-4
Select one of the following three options:
CHIL 160, Observing & Understanding Children and
CHIL 161, Observation & Issues in Child Development or
CHIL 165, Children with Special Needs or
CHIL 175, Infant-Toddler Growth and Development
3-4
  Total: 26-29

Certificate of Achievement: Child Development

Master Teacher

This certificate prepares students to provide instruction to children and supervised Assistant/ Associate Teachers and Teachers. It further prepares the Master Teacher to coordinate curriculum and staff development. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

COURSES Required for the Major:
Units
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development3
CHIL 111, Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills3
CHIL 121, Creative Art3
CHIL 131, Curriculum: Language/Science
3
 CHIL 141, The Child, Family and Community
3
CHIL 151, Program Planning
3
CHIL 180, Nutrition, Health & Safety for Children
3
 CHIL 215, Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Childhood Settings
3
 CHIL 270, Work Experience
-or-
CHIL 275, Supervised Field Study
1-4

1-3
Select one of the following Specializations for a
total of 6-7 units:

Guiding Young Children
CHIL 160, Observing & Understanding Children CHIL 161, Observation & Issues in Child Development
CHIL 162, Observing and Guiding Child Behavior


 


 


 
 
 
6-7
 -OR-
Family Life
CHIL 160 Observing & Understanding Children
CHIL 161 Observation & Issues in Child
Development
CHIL 188 Violence in the Lives of Children and
Families
 -OR-
Special Needs
CHIL 165d Children with Special Needs
CHIL 166 Special Needs Curriculum
 -OR-
Infant/Toddler
CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and
Development
CHIL 176 Principles of Infant/Toddler Caregiving
 -OR-
School Age
CHIL 152, School-Age Program Planning and
MATH 210A, Concepts of Elementary School
Mathematics or
MUSI 110, Music for the Elementary School
Teachers or
EXSC 240, Physical Education in the Elementary
School
Select one of the following three options
that is NOT part of your Specialization (see
Specializations listed below) to complete the
minimum 24 unit core requirement:
 
CHIL 160, Observing and Undrstanding Children
and
 
CHIL 161 Observations and Issues in Child
Development or
2
CHIL 165 Children With Special Needs or 3
 CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and
Development


Total: 34-39

Associate in Science Degree:  Child Development

This degree prepares students to provide instruction to children and supervise Assistant and Associate Teachers. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Additional general education and graduation requirements are listed in the Academic Requirements section of this catalog. The Associate Degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

COURSES Required for the Major:
Units
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 111, Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills 3
CHIL 121, Creative Art 3
CHIL 131, Curriculum: Language/Science 3
CHIL 141, Child, Family and Community 3
CHIL 180, Nutrition, Health & Safety for Children 3
 CHIL 151, Program Planning 3
and concurrent enrollment in:
CHIL 270, Work Experience, or
CHIL 275, Supervised Field Study
2-4
Select one of the following three options:
CHIL 160, Observing & Understanding Children and
CHIL 161, Observation & Issues in Child
Development or
CHIL 165, Children with Special Needs or
CHIL 175, Infant-Toddler Growth and
Development
3-4
 
Total: 26-29

Associate in Science Degree:  Child Development - Site Supervisor

This degree prepares students to supervise single site programs, provide instruction to children and coordinate curriculum and staff development. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Additional general education and graduation requirements are listed in the Academic Requirements section of this catalog. The Associate Degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

COURSES Required for the Major:
Units
CHIL 101, Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 111, Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills 3
CHIL 121, Creative Art 3
CHIL 131, Curriculum: Language/Science 3
CHIL 141, Child, Family and Community 3
CHIL 151, Program Planning 3
and concurrent enrollment in:
CHIL 270, Work Experience, or
CHIL 275, Supervised Field Study
2-4
CHIL 180, Nutrition, Health & Safety for Children 3
CHIL 202, Administration of Early Childhood
Programs
3
CHIL 210, Supervision of Early Childhood
Programs
3
CHIL 215, Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Childhood Settings 3
Select one of the following three options:
CHIL 160, Observing & Understanding Children and
CHIL 161, Observation & Issues in Child
Development or
CHIL 165, Children with Special Needs or
CHIL 175, Infant-Toddler Growth and
Development
3-4

Total: 35-38

Recommended electives: (select from courses not already taken): Child Development 152, 160, 161, 162, 165, 166, 175, 176, 185, 188, 202, 210, 215, 270, 275, 290, 291, 291A, 291B, 291C, 291D.

Courses offered by San Diego Community College District that meet experience requirements for Certificates and Degrees:

  • CHIL 160, Observing & Understanding Children, 2 units (16 days)
  • CHIL 161, Observation & Issues in Child Development, 2 units (16 days)
  • CHIL 270, Work Experience, 1 unit (16 days)
  • CHIL 270, Work Experience, 2 unit (32 days)
  • CHIL 270, Work Experience, 3 unit (48 days)
  • CHIL 270, Work Experience, 4 unit (64 days)
  • CHIL 275, Supervised Field Study, 2 units (32 days)
  • CHIL 291, Child Development Practicum, 1 unit (16 days)
  • CHIL 291, Child Development Practicum, 2 unit (32 days)
  • CHIL 291A, Child Development Practicum, 1 unit (16 days)
  • CHIL 291B, Child Development Practicum, 1 unit (16 days)
  • CHIL 291C, Child Development Practicum, 1 unit (16 days)
  • CHIL 291D, Child Development Practicum, 1 unit (16 days)