Jan 27, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, 1-yr Certificate

This program is fully contained in the Early Childhood Education, AAS  degree

Total Program Credits: 45-46

Estimated Program Length: One year

Offered by the Social Science  Division, 541.463.5427

Certificate of Completion Requirements  

Program Coordinator Contact Jean Bishop, bishopj@lanecc.edu; 541.463.5287, Building 24, Room 201. Please contact Jean to set up an ECE 240  student teaching schedule.

Dean Philip Martinez

Purpose 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Admission Information lanecc.edu/socialscience/ece

Advising Ben Fisher and Andi Graham can be reached at educationadvising@lanecc.edu

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 23 annually
Statewide openings - 230 annually

Lane County average hourly wage- $14.91; average annual -$31,026
Oregon average hourly wage- $13.49; average annual - $28,062

Estimated Program Costs

Books   $1,650
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $5,002
  Total Estimated Cost $6,652

*Course fees may change during the year. See the class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Some ECE and HDFS courses are offered through College Now at high schools in Lane County and outlying areas. For more information, see https://www.lanecc.edu/hsconnections/collegenow/courses-high-school
  • Prerequisites are not required for most ECE and HDFS courses.
  • Transfer Credit for Prior Learning may be granted based on OCCD Oregon Registry Steps. See program coordinator or academic advisor for details.
  • Students seeking a one-year certificate will complete 90 hours of student teaching (ECE 240) in the LCC Child Care Center. See the Program Coordinator for further information and to schedule your hours.
  • If Math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.