Center Director

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Workforce Development

Classes offered at following campus(es)

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  • West
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This option is for individuals who want to become a director of a child care center. It is also for those who are already employed as a director and who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills to perform their duties more effectively or to advance to a position of more responsibility. The course of study combines instruction in child development, business, management, and accounting to provide students the diverse training and preparation needed to be a center director. Students should check with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Care Licensing Unit prior to enrollment in the program to see if they have the necessary work experience to qualify as a candidate for director of a small or large child care center.

General Education Requirements: 18 Hours

Biology 3 hours

BIOL 1383 Nutrition

English 6 hours

*ENGL 1113 Composition I

and select one course from the following
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
*ENGL 2333 Technical Professional Writing

Social Science 6 hours

POLS 1113 American Federal Government 

and select one course from the following: 
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Communication 3 hours

Select one course from the following:
COMM 1113 Public Speaking
COMM 2103 Interpersonal Communication

*Course has prerequisite.

Specialized Course Requirements: 42 Hours

^Child Development Core Courses 30 hours

CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan
CHLD 2023 Child Development and Parenting
*CHLD 2103 Child Guidance
CHLD 2203 Child and Family in the Community
CHLD 2213 Children with Special Needs
*CHLD 2233 Physical Development and Creative Expression: Birth to Eight
*CHLD 2243 Language and Cognitive Development: Birth to Eight
*CHLD 2253 Child Development Practicum
*CHLD 2263 Social and Emotional Development: Birth to Eight
CHLD 2613 Health, Safety and Nutrition: Birth to Eight

Center Director Option 12 hours

Accounting 3 hours

ACCT 1003 Introduction to Accounting

^Child Development 9 hours

CHLD 2113 Introduction to Child Care Management
*CHLD 2223 Early Childhood Foundations
CHLD 2413 Professionalism & Leadership in Early Care & Education

Total Credit Hours: 60

*Course has prerequisite.
^Course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Students who have completed CHLD 1102, CHLD 1202, CHLD 1302, and CHLD 1402 with a grade of C or better may apply these credits toward the Controlled Electives.

Students who have earned a CDA credential may be awarded nine credit hours of advanced standing credit that may be applied to the Controlled Electives.

Students should contact the West Campus Enrollment Services office for more information.

Students wanting to transfer to a four-year college or university should contact a counselor in the West Campus Counseling Center.

Workforce Development Degree Information

Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.

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