Child Development – School Age Instructional Assistant – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 0802.00

The Instructional Assistant curriculum provides students with the necessary skills to seek employment working with school age children. Opportunities are available for work in a variety of settings including: parks and recreational facilities, before and after school programs, tutoring centers, public and private schools, and community agencies providing services for school age children and their families. The program focuses on child psychology, discipline techniques, curriculum planning, developmentally appropriate practices, safety, anti-bias environment, along with practical experience. CPR, First-aid training, TB and fingerprint clearances are required.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate through original written and/or oral presentations the ability to identify the theories and practices of the social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental areas of the school age child.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of and evaluate the important factors in planning an educational program, addressing diversity, ethical issues and developmentally appropriate practices in working with the school age child.
  3. Compare and contrast the skills necessary to support program practices for the school age child.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Semester I
EDUC 131INTRODUCTION TO THE SCHOOL-AGE CHILD3
EDUC 132CURRICULUM FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN3
Semester II
CHDV 015CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY3
CHDV 020INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM PLANNING3
Semester III
CHDV 013APRACTICUM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-A2
CHDV 013AFFIELD PRACTICE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - A2
Total Units16

Recommended electives

CHDV 016HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION3
CHDV 017TEACHING CHILDREN IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY3
CHDV 024ASPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - HEALTH AND SAFETY2
CHDV 024BSPECIAL TOPICS: CHILD DEVELOPMENT: CURRICULUM2
CHDV 024CSPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - THE YOUNG CHILD2
CHDV 024DSPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT- WORKING WITH PARENTS2
CHDV 024ESPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT- MULTICULTURAL ISSUES2
CHDV 024FSPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT- DISCIPLINE2
CHDV 024GSPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - ENVIRONMENT2
CHDV 024ISPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT- ADMINISTRATION2
CHDV 118LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD3
EDUC 030TEACHING AS A PROFESSION3
ENGL 059CHILDREN'S LITERATURE3
KINT 027CEARLY CHILDHOOD PHYSICAL EDUCATION2
MUSC 030MUSIC FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3