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2022-2023 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Care and Education, AAS (AAS.ECED 35508)

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The Associate in Applied Science major in Early Care and Education program prepares graduates for careers in early childhood settings that serve children birth through age 8. Possible job options are at child care centers, preschools, and public or private schools. People who enjoy helping children learn and grow would be interested in this program of study. Students enrolled in this program are subject to criminal background checks, processed through the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC, 1313 L St. N.W. Suite 500, Washington DC 20005-4101, Telephone: 202-232-8777 or 800-424-2460, Email: webmaster@naeyc.org.

Courses ECD 102, ECD 107, ECD 131, ECD 132, ECD 133 contain a lab component of 24 hours.  ECD 243 contains a lab component of 72 hours.  All lab courses require completed South Carolina Department of Social Services documentation.

Degree Requirements

Subtotal: 15 Credit Hours

Subtotal: 21 Credit Hours

Subtotal: 28 Credit Hours

Completion Plan

First Semester

Subtotal: 13 Credit Hours

Second Semester

Subtotal: 12 Credit Hours

Third Semester

Subtotal: 9 Credit Hours

Fourth Semester

Subtotal: 15 Credit Hours

Fifth Semester


Subtotal: 15 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours: 64

* Courses in this program that require a minimum grade of “C.”
- Winthrop transfers will need to register for PSC 201  or BIO 105 ENG 101 MAT 103 PSY 201 , & HIS 201 .

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