Degrees Available

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)