Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement

Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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The Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement program includes a selection of courses that provides academic preparation to individuals for a career in the field of child development.  The program will give students general knowledge and skills in theory, principles, and techniques for working with young children in an entry-level position.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Developmental Milestones: Students will analyze developmentally appropriate curricula and explain principles and practices pertaining to child development.
  2. Environment: Students will be able to illustrate the connections between the child, families, and communities in child development.
  3. Guidance: Students will analyze how developmental needs, stages, and milestones impact children's behavior

Copy of Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

To earn a certificate of proficiency in this program, simply complete program requirement courses listed below.
CourseUnits Face-to-Face at FECOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
CHDV 99:
Preparation for Child Development Majors
.05Spring 24
CHDV 100:
Child Growth and Development

3Spring 24
CHDV 115: Child, Family, and Community3Spring 24
CHDV 104: Guidance for Young Children
3Spring 24
Select One
CHDV 185:
Introduction to Curriculum

CHDV 106:
Infant and Toddler Care and Curriculum

CHDV 182:
ECE Curriculum Experiences: Art, Music and Movement
CHDV 184:
ECE Curriculum Experiences:Language, Literacy, Math and Science
3Spring 24
Total Units 12.5


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The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Sociology. Sociology is the study of social behavior and human groups and focuses on social relationships, how those relationships influence people’s behavior and beliefs, and how societies develop and change. Students will learn the main theoretical approaches in sociology that explain society on both a micro level through the study of social interaction, and on a macro scale through the study of large social institutions. The curriculum for the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer is intended to develop critical thinking skills, to explore the diversity of our social world, and to adequately prepare students for transfer to an upper division program in Sociology. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer allows students the opportunity to meet the lower division transfer requirements for a major in Sociology.

To obtain the AD-T in Sociology, students must complete the following:

  • Maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. and a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major;
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in the major as determined by the community college district; and
  • One of the following general education patterns: the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern of 39 units OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern of 37 units.

Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

CourseUnitsFace-to-Face at FECOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
SOC 100:
Introduction to Sociology
3Summer 2023
SOC 110: Social Problems 3Fall 2023
SOC/PSYC 205: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 4Spring 2024Fall 2023Completion of intermediate algebra or the
equivalent, or eligibility or completion of PSYC/SOC 205, BUS
204, or any course between MATH 100 and 245 (excluding
MATH 197) based on multiple measures.
List A (Select 2 courses-6 units)
SOC/PSYC 105: Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships3Spring 2024
SOC 135: Gender and Society3Fall 2023
SOC/AMS/MCS 200: Race, Class, and Ethnic Groups in America3Spring 2024
List B (Select one course not already completed from List A or one course from List B-3 units)
SOC 115: Introduction to Women’s Studies3Spring 2024
SOC/PSYC 125: Human Sexuality 3Spring 2024
SOC 130: Introduction to Sociology of Health3Spring 2024
SOC/PSYC 145: Psychology and Sociology of Aging3
SOC/PSYC 165: Self and Society 3
SOC 170: Introduction to Justice Studies3Fall 2023
Total Units 19

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