Aug 08, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Teacher Aide, CPC

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

Total Program Credits: 17

Estimated Program Length: Two terms

Offered by the Social Science  Division, 541.463.5427

Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Requirements  

Program Coordinator Application information is available from the Early Childhood Education program coordinator Jean Bishop, Bldg. 24, Rm. 121, 541.463.5287 and Enrollment and Student Financial Services, as well as online at

Purpose Prepares student 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

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a creative Imagination to understand suitable art forms to offer young children.
  • Explain theories of development relating to the early years.
  • Express and understand the use of guidance that supports moral autonomy in young children.
  • Identify state rules and regulations regarding health and safety which govern licensing of early childhood programs.
  • Demonstrate in a supervised lab school setting awareness of consistent, appropriate guidance and developmentally appropriate.

Advising Ben Fisher and Andi Graham can be reached at

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

See the Career Pathways Roadmap

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $500
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $1,929
  Total Estimated Cost $2,429

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit 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
  • Prerequisites are not required for most ECE and HDFS courses. See course descriptions.
  • Transfer Credit for Prior Learning may be granted based on OCCD Oregon Registry Steps. See program coordinator or academic advisor for details.

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