Required Courses: Offered at Wenatchee and Omak campuses
Prerequisites: computer literacy skills and qualifying COMPASS assessment scores for placement in ENGL& 101 and MATH& 171 or higher.*
To be eligible for either of the associate degrees or the certificate, students must earn at least a "C" grade (2.0) in all ECE core courses and a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
The WVC ECE program has an agreement with Eastern Washington University (EWU) to transfer the associate of applied science-transfer (AAS-T) degree directly into the EWU Bachelor of Arts in Children's Studies program. Students wishing to pursue this pathway should work closely with the program adviser, Nancy Spurgeon, who will help with course choices and the preparations for transfer. For more information, contact her at 509.682.6633. Information about the EWU program can be found at www.ewu.edu/CSBSSW/Programs/Childrens-Studies.xml.
WVC students who enrolled in the ECE AAS-T program prior to June 30, 2013, will need to work closely with their program adviser. That program will be honored for three years, beginning July 1, 2013.
Intro to Early Childhood Education
Practicum: Nurturing Relationships
Health, Safety and Nutrition
Note: students completing ECED& 105, ECED& 120 and ECED& 107 and who have received training in CPR/first aid and bloodborne pathogens may be eligible to test for the Child Development Associate national certification. Contact ECE adviser at 509.682.6633 for further information.
CMST& 101, CMST& 210, CMST& 220
Introduction to Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking
Observation and Assessment
Field Experience II
Note: concurrent enrollment in ECED& 190 and ECE 132 required.
Language and Literacy Develop.
Child, Family and Community
Total Credits - First Year
Arts and the Creative Process
Math and Science in Early Childhood
Math for Elementary Educators I
Infant/Toddler Curriculum & Program
EDUC& 136, ECED& 134, ECED& 139
School Age Care Management or Family Child Care or Administration of Early Learning Prog.
Intro. to Sociology
Language and Literacy Develop. II
Total Credits - Second Year
Total Credits for Degree
*Placement score required.
**Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degree: the AAS-T is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees. The distinguishing characteristic of the AAS-T is a minimum of 20 credits of general education courses drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree (that is, the courses generally accepted in transfer). AAS-T courses are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and as preparation for the junior year in a bachelor's degree commonly described as the bachelor of applied science (BAS). The AAS-T degree generally will not be accepted in transfer in preparation for bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees, although the general education component of the degree will be accepted in transfer. (State Board for Community and Technical Colleges)
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