This is a College Credit Certificate in early childhood education with a Preschool specialization. The purpose of this program is to prepare students as early childhood education caregivers with a preschool specialization or to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.
This CCC will allow its holder to apply for a National Child Development Associate credential enabling this student to pursue work as a childcare provider nationally or continue their education.
The College Credit Certificate enables the student to enter the workforce and provide an academic pathway into an Associate in Science degree program. The program consists of 12 credits (4 courses). The CCCs offered are:
The U.S. Department of Education projects a shortage of skilled teachers in the coming years. Graduates of this program will be extremely well positioned for employment, whether in the state of Florida or nationwide. Nearly 100% of MDC's teaching programs find employment in the field. Graduates of this program may find employment in job roles such as: