Apr 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Teacher Aide, CPC

Length: 17 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $3,486.00

  • Resident Tuition: $2,142.00*
  • Technology Fees: $187.00
  • General Student Fees: $267.00**(if applicable)
  • Online Course Fee: $170.00
  • Books / Course Materials: $600.00
  • Program Specific Fees: $120.00 (MMR immunization if needed)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students to work in an early childhood education setting as a Teacher Aide 1 as defined by the Oregon Child Care Division. Students completing this certificate will also achieve Level 7.5 in the Oregon Professional Development Registry for Early Childhood

Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Apply the principles of creative expression to plan developmentally appropriate experiences for young children in the arts
PLO 2 - Examine philosophies, approaches, and theories of development related to early childhood
PLO 3 - Describe the use of positive guidance strategies that support moral autonomy in young children
PLO 4 - Define health and safety state rules and regulations that govern the licensing of early childhood programs
PLO 5 - Demonstrate, in a supervised setting, the use of positive guidance strategies that support moral autonomy in young children

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.



ECE students are encouraged to enroll in the Oregon Registry (pdx.edu/occd), a statewide professional recognition program that records and recognizes the growth and achievements of early childhood care and education professionals. Step 7 provides the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. College credit is also available for individuals at Step 7 or higher on the Oregon Registry, based on community training hours. Child Development Associate (CDA).