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Administration of Child Care Programs - Associate of Applied Science Degree

60 Credits
AAS 2512/AAS 3512
Degree Description

A manager of an early childhood or afterschool program has complex responsibilities that require a wide range of knowledge and skills. The Administration of Child Care Programs degree is designed to build students' knowledge and abilities to adequately and effectively evaluate the qualifications and performance of employees, develop sound personnel practices, oversee the purchase, care and maintenance of equipment, develop and evaluate sound curricula, build and maintain professional relationships with parents, staff and colleagues, and respond sensitively to the diverse needs of children, their parents, and staff.  The skills obtained in this degree will prepare students for career opportunities such as a Director, Assistant Director, Site Coordinator, Early Childhood Teacher or Paraprofessional.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (18 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
CDEV1210 Child Growth and Development (3 Credits)
CDEV1220 Health, Safety & Nutrition (3 Credits)
CDEV1230 Guiding Children's Behavior (3 Credits)
CDEV1240 Working with Diverse Families and Children (3 Credits)
CDEV1260 Observation and Assessment 1 (1 Credit)
CDEV1270 Learning Environment & Curriculum (3 Credits)
CDEV1310 Infant-Toddler Development and Learning Experiences (3 Credits)
CDEV1312 Preschool Development and Learning Experiences (3 Credits)
CDEV2210 Observation and Assessment 2 (2 Credits)
CDEV2310 Children with Differing Abilities (3 Credits)
CDEV2510 Internship (3 Credits)
CDEV2520 Children with Challenging Behaviors (3 Credits)
MKT 1900 Principles of Management (3 Credits)
MKT 1930 Human Resource Management (3 Credits)
ACCT1814 Payroll Accounting (3 Credits)
Or
ACCT1810 Financial Accounting (4 Credits)
CDEV2940 Managing Multiple Sites (1 Credit)
CDEV2990 Practicum Project (1 Credit)
HLTH1950 CPR (1 Credit)
Or
HLTH1952 First Aid (1 Credit)
Or
HLTH1954 Safety (1 Credit)

Liberal Arts and Sciences - MNTC Goal 1 (1 Course)

Select one ENGL or COMM course from MNTC Goal 1.

Liberal Arts and Sciences - MNTC Goal 5 (1 Course)

Select one SOC or PSYC course from MNTC Goal 5.

Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences (9-11 Credits)

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 15 MNTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC goal areas. At least one course must be from outside MNTC Goal Areas 1 and 5.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.