This program is for students who desire training that satisfies state requirements for the Child Development Associate (CDA), Head Start programs, day-care centers, home day care and related areas. This program leads into MCC’s Early Childhood Education, A.A.S. program, and transfers to some four-year universities. A counselor should be consulted if the student plans to transfer to a four-year institution.
Students with a criminal record should consult with the Michigan Department of Education to verify that they are eligible to work in this field. Students are encouraged to meet with an MCC counselor prior to starting this program for help with the verification process.
Prerequisite courses may apply to this program. A minimum of 30 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) are required for all certificate programs.