Mar 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, 1-yr Certificate

Length: 45 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $8,407.00

  • Resident Tuition: $5,670.00*
  • Technology Fees: $495.00
  • General Student Fees: $402.00**
  • Online Course Fee: $320.00 (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,400.00
  • Program Specific Fees: $120.00 (MMR immunization if needed)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

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 for successful careers as early childhood professionals in a variety of settings such as private and public child care programs as well as in-home family childcare.

Students who complete this program should be able to:
PLO 1 - Design and implement a Reggio-inspired curriculum approach for children to learn to make appropriate choices and actively participate in their own learning
PLO 2 - Apply age-appropriate guidance strategies so children develop empathy, moral autonomy, self-worth and the ability to self-regulate in challenging situations
PLO 3 - Use basic mathematics in everyday life and business transactions, including measurement, introduction of probability and statistics, reading graphs and tables, and signed numbers
PLO 4 - Develop and apply research skills to access information using print and on-line resources, including the library catalog and reference sources

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Math (3 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

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 (, 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).