Early Childhood Education, Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #5003

Effective May 2017

Division Social Sciences and Human Services

An early childhood education short-term technical certificate has been designed for those students who wish to be employed as a teacher or teachers aid in a preschool/daycare, or in-home setting. These courses meet the Ohio Department of Human Service requirements to be an early childhood education teacher. Therefore, the courses may be applied towards an associate degree in early childhood education. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

ECED 111INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
ECED 164CHILD GUIDANCE AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 13
Elective 23
SDEV 101COLLEGE 101 31
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE COURSES
Select a minimum of three courses from the following8-11
EMERGING LITERACY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 4
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE YOUNG CHILD 4
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT 4
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT 4
LEADERSHIP IN ADMINISTRATION
Total Hours18-21
1

Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite but can be taken concurrently with ECED 111.

2

Select at least one elective from the following: HLED 153, PSYH 151, SOCY 151G, or any academic foundation course as recommended by the placement assessment test.

3

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

4

Indicates this course requires a prerequisite.

Program Contact(s):

Kathleen Head
440-366-7167
khead@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising and Counseling Team.


Students must do the following to be eligible for the ECE short-term technical certificate:

  1. Placement assessment test.
  2. Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 in ECED courses.

The following paperwork is required:

  1. GED or high school diploma.
  2. Completed physical with TB test.
  3. Three letters of reference.
  4. Signed non-conviction statement and completed BCI/FBI.
  5. Signed confidentiality and liability statement.

Fifty percent of coursework must be completed at LCCC to receive this certificate.

Program Prerequisites for Early Childhood Education

A high school diploma or GED (on file in the LCCC Records office) is REQUIRED of all those entering the early childhood education (ECE) program. Prior to entering the program, students must provide evidence of a current physical, TB test and must make all immunizations current. Students must have three letters of reference.

A signed non-conviction statement is required. Students will be REQUIRED to sign a liability waiver statement and a confidentiality statement. In addition, in accordance with state law, students are REQUIRED to be fingerprinted. Students previously convicted of a felony must schedule an appointment with the division dean or program coordinator prior to enrollment in the program.

After admission into the ECE program, students are REQUIRED to prepare career goals statement. This statement is an assignment in the ECED 111 course. Initial admission into the program is conditional. (Full admission requires the completion of 12 semester hours of coursework, exclusive of college preparatory, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, including completion of ECED 111 and one ECED course with a grade of C or higher).