Jun 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Child Development, Certificate

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Knowing you play a role in shaping a child’s imagination and education is priceless. That’s why Oklahoma City Community College offers four programs for students who are interested in pursuing careers in child development. You can earn an associate degree in arts in child development, an associate degree in applied science in child development, a certificate of mastery in child development, or a child development associate (CDA). Consult a faculty advisor to find out which program is best for you. The certificate program allows you to study courses in the field of child development without taking the general education classes that are required for an associate degree. In this program, you can learn the skills you need quickly so you can enter the job market. Another good thing about this option is that the college credits you earn will apply toward the associate in applied science or associate in arts degrees, so you can always come back to OCCC and further your education.

Program Notes

Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate. CD 2153 CD 2333 CD 2353 CD 2363 CD 2443 , and CD 2913   have a clinical component that requires purchase of liability insurance. Child Development Lab fees are associated with these courses in the amount of $5.00 per credit hour. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.occc.edu/certificates/.

Minimum of 18 Credit Hours

Course Grouping

Major Courses

(15 credit hours)

General Education Courses

(3 credit hours)

Life Skills Courses


Support Courses


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