Advanced Certificate

This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

This advanced certificate provides advanced training for child care professionals, as well as paraprofessionals in school settings. It is the second level of a 3-tier training program for adults who work with children younger than 12. It is intended for students who are employed in a program that serves children younger than 12 in a group setting.

In addition to your CDA curriculum earned in Tier 1, you will study Child Development, Health, Safety and Nutrition, as well as learn techniques for classroom management.

This is a high demand program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.