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Child Development (BP/EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This diploma provides students with the skills necessary to work in a variety of child care careers. Skills to be developed include planning age appropriate activities which recognize the diversity of children and families. In addition, students will practice guidance techniques and supervise snack, cleanup and other daily routines to provide for a safe and healthy environment.

Award Outcomes

Develop self-reflective habits as an early childhood professional.

Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching practices.

Apply developmental theories and practices.

Implement assessment and curriculum cycle.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities are available in child care centers, special needs programs, in home care (nanny), family child care, schoolage care, recreational and parent/child programs.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 25 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1105Introduction to Early Childhood Careers

3

CDEV1125Guiding Children's Behavior

3

CDEV1130Learning Environment and Curriculum

4

CDEV1160Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1500Child Growth and Development

3

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

CDEV1550Curriculum Planning

3

CDEV1725Practicum I

3

General Education Required 4 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

General Education Elective 3 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 32

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1105Introduction to Early Childhood Careers

3

CDEV1130Learning Environment and Curriculum

4

CDEV1500Child Growth and Development

3

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1125Guiding Children's Behavior

3

CDEV1160Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1550Curriculum Planning

3

CDEV1725Practicum I

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  15

General Education Electives

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (32 Credits)

Criminal Background Studies:

Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with children, patients, and residents at a health or child care facility licensed by the State of Minnesota must have a background study conducted by the state.  Individuals with specified felony convictions are prohibited from having direct contact with children, patients, and residents of licensed facilities.  Anyone refusing to cooperate in the criminal background study cannot participate in coursework that requires direct contact with children, patients or residents.  Students who are disqualified from having direct patient/resident/child contact will not be able to participate in coursework which includes a practical experience.  Therefore, completion of coursework for the program major will not be possible without documentation of a cleared background study.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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