Faculty in FSCD include full-time professors and adjunct (part-time) professors who have advanced degrees in their areas of specialization as well as years of experience working with children in a variety of settings.
Both the AAS degree program and the AA program require 62 hours of college credit; each program requires a significant number of credits in general education; i.e., English Composition, History, American Federal Government, life science, and physical science. The AAS Degree program prepares a student to work in family service agencies or child care settings while the AA degree program prepares the student for work in family services agencies, child care settings, or for transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree.
AA degree requirements (PDF)
AAS degree requirements (PDF)
Students are expected to follow the prescribed courses laid out in the college catalogue for both program and general education requirements. Even though a student may be preparing herself/himself for a career working with children under six or a career in family services, the student is best served by the mastering a broad range of content at the college level and by developing critical thinking skills across the college curriculum. Children and families will be best served by individuals who possess knowledge and abilities reflective of an educated person.
Support Programs for FSCD majors
Scholars for Excellence in Child Care: Program Benefits
- Support and technical assistance from scholar coordinators
- College credit for coursework
- Academic and student support services
- Networking with other child care professionals
- Outstanding faculty committed to student success
- Increase quality child care
- Scholarships for coursework at career technology centers and community colleges
- Scholarship for the CDA or CCP Credential Assessment application process