CD61 Child Development Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses Henry Site and Online

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 14

Program Description

The Child Development Specialist TCC is a sequence of five courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes the basics needed for a career in early childhood, but this TCC also includes more content about planning curriculum and working in the field. In addition, the student may complete a practicum and work in a childcare program. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including childcare centers and homes, Head Start/Early Head Start programs, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

All learning support classes must be completed and a minimum grade of C for each course is required to receive the certificate of award from SCTC.

Additional Costs

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

CPR/first aid $70
Fingerprint check(s) $53

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Diane McHughes, Ed.S., Program Coordinator


Phone: (770) 412 - 5783

Program Courses


ECCE 1101Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education


ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development


ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition


ECCE 1112Curriculum and Assessment


Choose One: (Required)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development



ECCE 1121Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum


ECCE 1121: Students planning to register for internship/clinical course must meet with the faculty advisor one full semester prior to the semester in which the course will begin.