Early Childhood Education – After School Care

Short Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code 5157

The After School Care Short Term Technical Certificate has been designed to meet the needs of course work required for centers who are working on a star rating for the Step Up to Quality Program. These courses provide information relevant to the development of children ages 5-12 and focus on activity planning, behavior management and program development. 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.

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Required Courses
ECED 111 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 166 After School Care 3
ECED 271 Children with Special Needs > 3
HPED 151 PE for the School Age Child 3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Elective Courses: Choose 2
ECED 164 Child Guidance and Classroom Management * 3
ECED 167 After School Care Practicum **


ECED 273 Families, Schools and Communities >


Total Semester Credit Hours   22

  1. * Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite but can be taken concurrently with ECED 111.
  2. > Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.
  3. ** Indicates that thsi course may be taken before or concurrently with ECED 166.
  4. 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;
    c) GED or High School Diploma;
    d) Completed physical with TB Test;
    e) Three letters of reference;
    f) Signed Non-Conviction Statement and completed BCI/FBI;
    g) Signed Confidentiality and Liability Statement.
  5. Fifty percent of coursework must be completed at LCCC to receive this certificate.
  6. ^ 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   September 2008
Revised         January 2014
Effective       August 2014