Infant and Toddler Care Certificate (INTC)

(CIP Code 190709)

24 Semester Hours

The Infant and Toddler Certificate program specifically prepares graduates for meeting the specialized needs of children under age three. The individual will obtain a basic understanding of the developmental and care needs of young children and will learn how to create a nurturing environment in infant and toddler programs in order to meet the needs of young children and their families. Special needs and early intervention will also be addressed. All courses in the Infant and Toddler Care Certificate program can be applied toward the Associate Degree in Early Care and Education.

Job opportunities in this area are increasing because large numbers of infants and toddlers are enrolled in child care and federally funded programs. Job opportunities are available in Early Head Start and public and private child care programs.

Courses in the program are available during the day and evening.

Students entering this program of study must furnish a copy of High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

Students who complete the Infant and Toddler Care Certificate may be eligible for the South Carolina Infant-Toddler Credential.

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 031, MAT 032, RDG 032, and ENG 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

FALL SEMESTERCreditLabClass

COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

ECD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood 303

ECD 102 Growth and Development I 332

ECD 237 Methods and Materials 332

12610Total

SPRING SEMESTERCreditLabClass

ECD 200 Curriculum Issues in Infant and Toddler Development 303

ECD 205 Socialization and Group Care of Infants and Toddlers 303

ECD 107 Exceptional Children 332

ECD 243 Supervised Field Experience I 361

  OR

ECD 251 Supervised Field Experiences in Infant/Toddler Environment

1299Total

 

241519Program Total

 

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Education & Training

Gainful Employment Data

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship

If you are currently working in child care you may qualify for a scholarship to help with the cost of tuition and textbooks.  Please click here to find out more information about the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship.

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Program Contact

Dinkins, Pam Department Chair, Early Care and Education