Associate of General Studies Early Childhood Infant/Toddler

About this degree

Grad Cap

The NPC Associate of General Studies (AGS), Early Childhood Infant/Toddler degree offers a distinct and innovative degree alternative. This degree is designed for those who wish to enhance their personal development with the equivalent of two years of post-high school education and may be planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

The AGS Early Childhood Infant/Toddler degree enables a student to pursue this special occupational field that has both lower division and upper division options. Additionally, this special AGS degree meets specific work-related mandates in the field while fulfilling many of the general education requirements that will transfer to a four-year college or university. In some cases, depending on the college or university, the degree may fully transfer.


NPC Requirements

  • The Associate of General Studies (AGS) Early Childhood Infant/Toddler degree requires 64 hours of course credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must complete 31 general education credits.
  • Some courses have placement requirements or prerequisites that may result in coursework beyond the 64 credits. For information about prerequisites, see an NPC academic adviser.
  • Students must meet with an NPC academic adviser to select a program of courses that will best meet the student’s goals.
  • Students with an associate or higher degree will not be considered for this program
  • In most general education courses, special emphasis is placed on developing written communication skills with intensive writing requirements. Race and ethnic issue awareness is embedded throughout the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • 64 credits

  • General Education Requirements • 31

    Credits

All Associate of General Studies (AGS) degrees require completion of 31 general education course credits from the following:.

English • 6 credits

  • ENL 101 College Composition I • 3 credits

Plus one of the following:

  • ENL 102 College Composition II • 3 credits
  • ENL 109 Technical Writing • 3 credits


Mathematics • 3 credits

Select one of the following, or a higher mathematics course for which MAT 112 is a prerequisite.

  • MAT 105 Mathematics for General Educations • 3 credits
  • MAT 112 Algebra II: Intermediate • 3 credits


Arts and Humanities • 6 credits

Select two courses from at least two disciplines:

  • ART 101 Understanding Art • 3 credits
  • ART 115 Art History I • 3 credits
  • ART 116 Art History II • 3 credits
  • ART 215 Native American Art • 3 credits
  • ENL 220 World Literature I • 3 credits
  • ENL 221 World Literature II • 3 credits
  • ENL 224 English Literature I • 3 credits
  • ENL 225 English Literature II • 3 credits
  • ENL 230 American Literatur I • 3 credits
  • ENL 231 American Literature II • 3 credits
  • HUM 150 Humanities in the Western World I • 3 credits
  • HUM 151 Humanities in the Western World II • 3 credits
  • MUS 150 Music Appreciation • 3 credits
  • MUS 250 World Music • 3 credits
  • PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy • 3 credits
  • PHL 105 Introduction to Ethics • 3 credits
  • SPT 130 Introduction to Theatre • 3 credits
  • SPT 150 Introduction to Film • 3 credits
  • SPT 155 History of Television • 3 credits


Physical and Biological Sciences • 4 credits

 

  • BIO 100 Biology Concepts • 4 credits
  • BIO 105 Environmental Biology • 4 credits
  • BIO 160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I • 4 credits
  • BIO 181 General Biology I • 4 credits
  • BIO 182 General Biology II • 4 credits
  • CHM 130 Fundamental Chemistry • 4 credits
  • CHM 151 General Chemistry I • 4 credits
  • CHM 152 General Chemistry II • 4 credits
  • GEO 111 Physical Geography • 4 credits
  • GLG 101 Introduction to Geology I - Physical • 4 credits
  • GLG 102 Introduction to Geology II - Historical • 4 credits
  • PHY 113 General Physics I • 4 credits
  • PHY 114 General Physics II • 4 credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences • 6 credits

Select two courses from at least two disciplines. Courses marked with an asterisk (*)  meet requirements for Contemporary Global, International or Historical Awareness.

  • *ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology • 3 credits
  • ANT 120 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes • 3 credits
  • BUS 140 Principles of Economics - Macro • 3 credits
  • BUS 141 Principles of Economics - Micro • 3 credits
  • *GEO 110 World Regional Geography • 3 credits
  • GEO 120 Human Geography • 3 credits
  • *HIS 105 U.S. History to 1877 • 3 credits
  • *HIS 106 U.S. History since 1877 • 3 credits
  • *HIS 155 Western Civilization to 1700 • 3 credits
  • *HIS 156 Western Civilization since 1700 • 3 credits
  • POS 110 American Government • 3 credits
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology • 3 credits
  • PSY 200 Psychology of Adjustment • 3 credits
  • PSY 240 Developmental Psychology • 3 credits
  • SOC 120 General Sociology • 3 credits
  • SOC 121 Social Problems in America • 3 credits
  • SOC 130 Racial, Ethnic & Gender Relations in
    Modern Society • 3 credits
  • SOC 225 Sociology of the Family • 3 credits


Additional Discipline Studies • 6 credits

Select a minimum of six (6) additional credits from the Discipline Studies courses, or  from these courses.

Foreign Language

  • FRE 101 Elementary French I • 4 credits
  • FRE 102 Elementary French II • 4 credits
  • GER 101 Elementary German I • 4 credits
  • GER 102 Elementary German II • 4 credits
  • SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I • 4 credits
  • SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II • 4 credits

Computer Science

  • CIS 105 Computer Applications and Information Technology • 3 credit

Verbal Communications

  • SPT 120 Public Speaking • 3 credits 

■ Core Requirements • 29 credits
  • ECD 100 Providing a Healthy Environment • 1 credits
  • ECD 102 Ensuring a Safe Environment • 1 credits
  • ECD 103 Planned Arrangements and Schedules • 1 credits
  • ECD 108 Techniques for Observing Children • 1 credits
  • ECD 110 Building Relationships with Parents Through
        Communication • 1 credits
  • ECD 112 Enhancing Family Involvement • 1 credits
  • ECD 143 Inclusion of Children With Special Needs • 2 credits
  • ECD 154 Environments for Infants and Toddlers • 1 credits
  • ECD 155 Curriculum and Learning Materials for Infants • 1 credits
  • ECD 156 Curriculum and Learning Materials for Toddlers • 1 credits
  • ECD 158 Developing and Utilizing Observations Skills in Infant and
        Toddler Programs • 1 credits
  • ECD 159 Recordkeeping Skills for Infant/Toddler Care • 1 credits
  • ECD 163 Cognitive Development of Infants and Toddlers • 1 credits
  • ECD 164 Practical Applications of Cognitive Development • 1 credits
  • ECD 165 Language Development of Infants and Toddlers • 1 credits
  • ECD 166 Encouraging Autonomy and Positive Self-Concept • 1 credits
  • ECD 167 Guidance and Discipline of Infants and Toddlers • 1 credits
  • ECD 168 Enhancing Social Competence of Infants/Toddlers • 1 credits
  • ECD 169 Sensorimotor Learning in Infancy and Toddlerhood • 1 credits
  • ECD 172 Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood • 1 credits
  • ECD 101 The Child's Total Learning Environment • 1 credits
  • ECD 175 Professionalism • 1 credits
  • ECD 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Education • 3 credits
  • ECD 250 Child Development I • 3 credits

Electives

Electives: 

Required • 4 credits

  • Four credits of unduplicated electives must be taken from any area (with the exception of 199s and 299s).

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