Early Childhood Education Short-Term Technical Certificate

Early Childhood Education

Short-Term Technical Certificate - Curriculum Code 5003

An early childhood education short-term technical certificate has been designed for those students who wish to be employed as a teacher or teachers aid in a preschool/daycare, or in-home setting. These courses meet the Ohio Department of Human Service requirements to be an early childhood education teacher. Therefore, the courses may be applied towards an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership. 

For more information about this certificate, please contact Kathleen Head at 440-366-7167 or khead@lorainccc.edu.

Required Courses
ECED111 Introduction to Early Childhood Education  3
ECED 164  Child Guidance and Classroom Management * 3
  Elective **   2/3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Technical Elective Courses: Choose Minimum of 3
ECED 162 Emerging Literacy & Language Development > 3
ECED 166 After School Care 3
ECED 255 Creative Development for the Young Child > 4
ECED 256 Cognitive Development > 4
ECED 271 Children with Special Needs#


ECED 272  Infant and Toddler >


ECED 275  Organization & Administration
for Early Childhood Education > 


Minimum Semester Credit Hours Required   16/21

  1. * Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite or can be taken concurrently with ECED 111.
  2. > Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite. 
  3. # Indicates that this course requires a corequisite.
  4. ** Select at least one elective from the following:  HLED 153, PSYH 151, SOCY 151, or any Academic Foundation course as recommended by the Compass Test. 
  5. Students must do the following to be eligible for the ECE Certificate of Completion:
    a) Compass Test;
    b) Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5. in ECED courses.
  6. The following documentation is required:
    a) GED or High School Diploma;
    b) Completed physical with TB Test;
    c) Three letters of reference;
    d) Signed Non-Conviction Statement and completed BCI/FBI;
    e) Signed Confidentiality and Liability Statement.
  7. Fifty percent of coursework must be completed at LCCC to receive this certificate.
  8. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Established January 2009
Revised      January 2014
Effective     August 2014 

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