Western Nevada College

Early Childhood Education

Certificate of Achievement

Salary: $24,180–$50,520 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Slightly faster than average growth

Good To Know: Variable work hours - full-time or part-time

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 30 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 21 Units (Credits)
ECE 121 Parent Care Relations 1
ECE 122 Observation Skills 1
ECE 129 Environment For Infant & Toddler 1
ECE 204 Principles of Child Guidance 3
ECE 231 Preschool Practicum: Early Childhood Lab 3
ECE 250 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 251 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 3
HDFS 201 Life Span Human Development 3
Choose 1-3 units from related courses in any of the following subject areas:
Early Childhood Education  
Human Development and Family Studies  
General Education Requirements 9 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirements
Recommended: BUS 108; Must include a writing course
Mathematics Requirement
Recommended: BUS 109
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement can be found on the Certificate of Achievement page.

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Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement will provide the academic knowledge and skills for employment in a variety of child care settings.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Early Childhood Education certificate program, the student will be able to:

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