G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks.
Learn more at www.jtcc.edu/g3.
PURPOSE: This one-year program prepares students for jobs working with young children (birth to age eight) in preschools, elementary schools, child-care centers, and before- and after-school programs. This program is offered at the Chester Campus. This career-technical degree is guided by an advisory committee comprised of local education leaders.
CREDENTIALS: A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. This CSC is at Level 4 of the Virginia Career Pathways for Early Childhood and Out-of-School Time Practitioners, where Level 3 is a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Students completing this program will have earned 16 of the 31 credits needed for the Early Childhood Certificate (Pathways Level 5).
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. Students should consult their faculty advisor for more information. To enroll in CHD 165, students must complete a TB screening, a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Students are expected to cover all costs for these legal requirements.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to
- Apply developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children.
- Use systematic observation and documentation to assess the development of all children.
- Implement a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools appropriate for individual children