Child Development

Program Information

Program Code: 
CHILD.AA...
Degree Type: 
Associate in Arts
Year Established: 
2000
Contact: 
Social Science - (313) 845-9625 - socialscience@hfcc.edu
Description: 

The Pre-Education program was chosen in 2001 as one of the six exemplary community college teacher education programs in America by Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., an affiliate of the Carnegie Foundation of New York.

Career Opportunities: 

Child Development degree graduates may choose to work as children''s institution attendants, school child care attendants, nursery school attendants, or child monitors in private homes. Graduates wishing to pursue a bachelor''s degree may transfer most if not all of the coursework toward a bachelor''s degree.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Davenport University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn

Program Requirements

Additional Program Requirements: 

People working in child development centers must provide evidence of a current physical exam, current TB test, and a Department of Social Services (FIA) clearance.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Arts Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Arts degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.