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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:

This degree plan is designed to prepare students to work in programs serving preschool children. The curriculum provides a framework for understanding the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. Students will learn to design and implement developmentally appropriate programs and activities for preschool children. Students gain practical knowledge and skills necessary for effective communication, teaching, guidance, and motivation of young children as well as for interacting with parents.


NOTE: Tulsa Community College’s Child Development Academic Program requires that all child development students enrolling in a child development laboratory course obtain a criminal background check at their own expense. Students must fill out and submit a Background Student Information Form along with Background Check Consent Form to the West Campus Child Development Academic Program office (S 128) or West Campus Liberal Arts office (L 144). Call 918-595-8177 or 918-595-8079 for more information.


NOTE: Employment in child care requires CPR Certification. Students may meet this requirement by taking PHED 2212 under controlled electives.


Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science


For More Information Contact:

Liberal Arts Division, West Campus: (918) 595-8079


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 24

Biology 3 hours

BIOL 1383 Nutrition


English 6 hours

*ENGL 1113 Composition I

select 3 credit hours from the following:

*ENGL 1213 Composition II

*ENGL 2333 Technical/Professional Writing


Mathematics 3 hours

*MATH 2423 Mathematics Concepts for Educators or select three hours from courses designated Mathematics from the list of General Education courses.


Physical Education 3 hours

PHED 1113 Personal, School, and Community Health


Social Science 6 hours

POLS 1113 American Federal Government

and select one course from the following:

HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era

HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present


Speech 3 hours

SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 36


Child Development 27 hours

^CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan

*^CHLD 2103 Child Guidance

^CHLD 2203 Child and Family in the Community

^CHLD 2213 Children with Special Needs

*^CHLD 2223 Early Childhood Foundations

*^CHLD 2233 Physical Development and Creative Expression: Birth to Eight

*^CHLD 2243 Language and Cognitive Development: Birth to Eight

*^CHLD 2253 Child Development Practicum

*^CHLD 2263 Social and Emotional Development: Birth to Eight


Controlled Electives Credit 9 hours

^CHLD Select Any Courses

CSCI/CSYS Select Any Courses

SPAN Select Any Courses

ACCT 1003 Introduction to Accounting

*BUSN 2213 Small Business Management

HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services

HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Services

HUMN 2113 Humanities I

HUMN 2223 Humanities II

INED 1363 American Sign Language I

INED 1413 Deaf Culture and History

MUSC 1002 Fundamentals of Music

MUSC 1113 Music Appreciation

PHED 2212 First Aid

PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 1313 Human Relations

*PSYC 2023 Developmental Psychology

*PSYC 2523 Child Psychology

SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology

*SOCI 2013 Marriage and Family

SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication


Total Credit Hours: 60

*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).

^Course must be completed with a “C” or better.

Students who have completed CHLD 1102, CHLD 1202, CHLD 1302, and CHLD 1402 with a grade of “C” or better may apply these credits toward any TCC Child Development Associate in Applied Science degree as controlled electives. Students who have earned a CDA credential may apply 9 hours controlled elective credit toward any TCC Child Development Associate in Applied Science degree. Students wanting to transfer to a four-year college or university should contact a counselor in the West Campus Counseling Center.


General education requirements can be found at: