Children and Families
The Children and Families program provides 60 credits in General Education requirements and child development courses. It is designed for students who wish to complete an associate degree. It may be used as a terminal degree or a degree transferable to universities with four-year programs in Children and Families.
Children and Families 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 coursework and apply it towards a bachelor’s degree.
- Eastern Michigan University
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
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.
Required Core Courses
- 100% online course ** 50% online course
Required Support Courses
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.
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.