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Child Development (APCD)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


The Child Development Associate Degree program prepares students to be childhood education professionals. The coursework and practica prepare students to work effectively with young children and families in a variety of settings. The program satisfies Michigan state requirements for licensing as directors of child care centers, lead teachers in child care centers, home-based center providers, and support staff in public school early childhood programs and Head Start agencies. It also prepares students to transfer into a bachelor's degree program.


Eastern Michigan University, BS degree;
Ferris State University, BS degree;
Madonna University, BS degree;
Siena Heights, BA degree;
University of Michigan-Dearborn, BGS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Admissions Requirements

Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6 are required in the courses of this program.

Continuing Eligibility

Students who wish to enroll in child care practicum courses: CCP 132 or CCP 133 must be employed a minimum of 8 hours for 15 weeks for each credit of practicum. Permission is required to enroll in any CCP practicum course. Permission can be granted only after the student has submitted a Work Place Learning Agreement, Student Agreement and an Employer Agreement.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Public Services Careers Dept
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Beth A. Marshall


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 101 Child Development 3
CCP 122 Essentials of Early Care and Education - I 4
CCP 132 Child Development Practicum I 1
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 123 Essentials of Early Care and Education - II 4
CCP 133 Child Development Practicum II 1
CCP 160 Foundations of Child Care and Early Education 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science * 3
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102 or Interpersonal Communication
COM 200 Family Communication 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 200 Working with Families in a Diverse Society 3
CCP 209 Curriculum for Young Children 3
CCP 210 Child Guidance and Classroom Management 3
CCP 230 Child Observation and Assessment 3
MTH 148 or Functional Math for Elementary Teachers I
Any MTA MTH class 4
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 211 or Administration of Child Care Programs
CCP 220 Development and Care of Infants and Toddlers 3
CCP 218 Advanced Child Care Seminar 1
CCP 219 Advanced Child Care Practicum 2
CCP 251 Education of the Young Child with Exceptionalities 3
Elective(s) 3
ENG 240 or Children's Literature
ENG 242 Multicultural Literature for Youth ** 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required


*Students are encouraged to select PSY 100 or SOC 100 for their social science elective.
**Transfer students should consider a course from the EMU Diverse World Requirement List.

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