Florida Child Care Professional Certification (FCCPC): Students who want the Florida Child Care Professional Certificate must complete EEC 1000 ,
, EEC 1001
and EEC 1601
and work or volunteer at least a total of 480 hours in a childcare facility during the semester the coursework is completed. Once the coursework is complete, the student should contact the program director to submit to the State for obtaining the FCCPC.
Child Development Associate Credentials: Students who want the National CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential must complete EEC 1000 , EEC 1001 , EEC 1601 and EEC 1319 and then apply to the National Council for Early Childhood Recognition to complete the credentialing process. The Council’s number is 1-800-424-4310.
Child Care Management Director Credentials: Students who need to meet the Department of Children and Families requirement for the Foundation Level Director Credential must complete EEC 2002 . The courses that meet the DCF Advanced Level Director Credential requirement are EEC 2202 , EEC 2527 and EEC 2520 .
** A grade of “C” or better must be attained for each course taken for this degree.
+ Effective Fall 2013, no new students are being accepted into an A.A.S. degree program. Students currently enrolled will have two years (Summer 2015) to complete the A.A.S. specific requirements of the program. The only difference of the A.A.S. from the A.S. curriculum for this particular program is that of one math course MAT 1033 .
Articulated credit from a technical institute/secondary school may be applicable. Contact the SCF associate vice president of corporate and community development for more information.
* A related certificate also is offered. See certificate listing.