Mar 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Early Childhood Education, AAS

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Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $16,728

  • Resident Tuition: $11,925*
  • Technology Fees: $1,170
  • General Student Fees: $813**
  • Online Course Fee: $900 (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,800 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $120*** (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 develop skilled professionals who will care for and educate young children. Graduates work in a variety of private and public child care settings and in family child care and early intervention programs. Graduates may also work with families and community organizations as parenting coaches, policymakers and advocates.

Students who complete this program will 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 - Apply research and observational skills to deepen an understanding of human development
PLO 5 - Examine ways to administer and manage the successful operations of child care programs

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:

Health/PE/Dance (3 credits):

  • Complete any combination of Health (HE), Physical Education (PE/PEAT/PEO) or Dance (D) courses to meet this requirement

Supervised Teaching & Cooperative Education

Supervised Teaching and Cooperative Education must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.


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

Open Electives (6 credits):

  • Complete any 100- or 200-level courses to meet this requirement.

Program Electives (6 credits):

  • Electives must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Complete 6 credits. Choose any combination of courses from the following list. In the subject areas listed, any course from that subject is accepted (100-level or higher, exception for math). Course options recommended by the Program Coordinator are listed in parentheses.  
  • ANTH - Anthropology
  • ARH - Art History
  • ART - Art (recommended: ART 111 ART 250 ART 261 )
  • ASL - American Sign Language (recommended: ASL 101 ASL 102 ASL 103 
  • ASTR - Astronomy
  • BA - Business
  • BT - Business Technology
  • BI - Biology (recommended: BI 101E BI 101I BI 102E BI 103A BI 103F 
  • CG - Career Guidance
  • CH - Chemistry
  • CHN - Mandarin Chinese
  • CIS - Computer Information Technology (recommended: CIS 101 
  • COMM - Communication (recommended: COMM 111 COMM 218 
  • CRWR - Creative Writing
  • CS - Computer Science (recommended: CS 120 )
  • CW - Chinuk Wawa
  • ED - Education (recommended: ED 100 ED 216 ED 258 ED 269 
  • El - Effective Learning (EL 115R EL 116 EL 117  only)
  • ENG - English (recommended: ENG 100 )
  • ES - Ethnic Studies (recommended: ES 101 , ES 244 )
  • FN - Nutrition
  • FR - French
  • G - Geology
  • GEOG - Geography (recommended: GEOG 141 )
  • GIS - Geographic Information Science
  • HE - Health
  • HS - Human Services 
  • HST - History (recommended: HST 266 )
  • HUM - Humanities (recommended: HUM 100 )
  • MTH - Math (MTH 060  or higher only)
  • MUS - Music (recommended: MUS 101 MUS 131 MUS 134 )
  • PH - Physics
  • PHL - Philosophy (recommended: PHL 201 PHL 221 )
  • PSY - Psychology (recommended:  PSY 201 , PSY 215 )
  • SLD - Student Leadership Development (recommended: SLD 111 )
  • SOC - Sociology (recommended: SOC 204 SOC 205 SOC 210 ) 
  • SPAN - Spanish
  • TA - Theatre Arts 
  • WR - Writing (WR 121  or higher only)



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).

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