Degrees

Certificate of Performance

This certificate prepares students for entry level positions as home day care providers. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Units Courses
  Courses Required for the Major:
3 CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development
3 CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and Development
3 CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children
3 BUSE 101 Business Mathematics
12 = Total Units

Certificate of Achievement

This certificate prepares students to provide instruction to children and supervised Assistant/Associate Teachers and Teachers. It further prepares the Master Teacher to coordinate curriculum and staff development. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Units Courses
  Courses Required for the Major:
3 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 The Child, Family and Community
3 CHIL 151 Program Planning
3 CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children
3 CHIL 215 Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Childhood Settings
1 - 3 CHIL 275 Supervised Field Study
  Select one of the following Specializations:

Guiding Young Children/Family Life
2 CHIL 160 Observing and Understanding Children
2 CHIL 161 Observations and Issues in Child Development
  Special Needs
3 CHIL 165 Children With Special Needs
3 CHIL 166 Special Needs Curriculum
  Infant/Toddler
3 CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and Development
3 CHIL 176 Principles of Infant/Toddler Caregiving
29-33 = Total Units

This certificate 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.

Units Courses
  Courses Required for the Major:
3 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 The Child, Family and Community
3 CHIL 151 Program Planning
3 CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children
1 - 3 CHIL 275 Supervised Field Study
  Select one of the following three options:
3 CHIL 165 Children With Special Needs
3 CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and Development
2 CHIL 160 Observing and Understanding Children AND
CHIL 161 Observations and Issues in Child Development
25-28 = Total Units

Associate in Science

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.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See the San Diego Mesa College catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Please Note: This information is for informal use only! This is a converted electronic copy of the official printed college catalog. Every effort has been made to ensure this information is up to date and accurate, but the college catalog is the authoritative source.