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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
This degree plan is designed to prepare students to work with children in middle childhood. The curriculum is designed to provide a 
framework for understanding the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of children five to twelve years of age. Students 
learn how to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs and activities for children in before and after school programs, child care and classrooms. Students gain practical knowledge and skills necessary for effective communication, teaching, guidance, and
motivation of school age children as well as interacting with parents.

NOTE: Students who intend to follow this degree plan must complete a one-page information sheet and obtain a Criminal Background Investigation packet 
from the Liberal Arts Division Office at West Campus. Students are responsible for the current fee and returning their Criminal Background reports to the appropriate
 TCC office. Once the TCC Administration notifies the Liberal Arts Division at West Campus that a student has received criminal background and sex 
offender clearance, the Liberal Arts Division Office will notify that student that he/she may enroll in Child Development laboratory courses.

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, Child Development Academic Program,

West Campus: (918) 595-8079


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 24


Biology 3 hours

BIOL 1383 Nutrition


English 6 hours

*ENGL 1113 Composition I

 and select one course 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 21 hours
^CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan
^*CHLD 2103 Child Guidance
^*CHLD 2133 Middle Childhood Foundations
^CHLD 2203 Child and Family in the Community
^CHLD 2213 Children with Special Needs
^*CHLD 2323 Physical and Creative Activities: Middle Childhood
^*CHLD 2253 Child Development Practicum


Computer Science 3 hours
CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications


Controlled Electives 12 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 1802, CHLD 1812, CHLD 1822, and CHLD 1842, and CHLD 1852 with a grade of “C” or better may apply these credits toward the Middle Childhood 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. Upon approval from the Oklahoma State Department of Career Technology Education and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, students who earn their School-Age certificate from Tulsa Technology Center, with a grade of “C” or better in each course, may apply 12-hours controlled elective credit toward the Middle Childhood Associate in Applied Science Degree at Tulsa Community College.


General education requirements can be found at: