Child Development

Certificate of Completion

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions within the field of child development. Students will learn about the principles and theories of child development from prenatal to school age. Topics also include pregnancy to prenatal development, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from infancy to school age, protecting children's health and safety, positive guidance and discipline, teaching through play, child abuse and neglect, and careers and career pathways in child development. Course serves as preparation for high school students, adult re-entry students, or general student population seeking entry-level employment in child development. Upon completion of this program, students will earn a Certificate of Completion in Child Development.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be prepared to enter entry-level, child development jobs.
  • Students will be employed or seek employment in the field or a related field.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will be able to begin a pathway from noncredit to employment or enrollment in Mt. SAC’s credit-bearing programs.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Child Development
Career Development
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