Program Level - Undergraduate certificate

Program Length - 39 weeks


How much will this program cost me?*

Tuition and Fees: $1,354
Books and Supplies: $2,066
On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

What other costs are there for this program?

This fee is required of all students who park on campus at the following rates:

Auto Permits: $35.00
Motorcycle Permits: $17.50
Carpool Permits: $30.00

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* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


What financial options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

  • Federal loans: $1,442
  • Private education loans: $1,490
  • Institutional financing plan: $0

Jobs related to this program

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Additional Information

This certificate prepares students to provide instruction to children and supervise Assistant and Associate Teachers. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

The San Diego Community College District offers certificates, degrees and transfer options in the field of Child Development/Early Childhood Education. The FAMILY CHILD CARE Certificate offered at City, Mesa, and Miramar and the HOME DAY CARE Certificate offered at Mesa provides skills and knowledge for child care in family settings. The FAMILY AND CHILD RELATIONS Certificate offered at Miramar prepares students to work with families and their children in educational settings and service related agencies. The INFANT/TODDLER CARE Certificate of Completion offers skills for working with children aged birth to three years. The SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE Certificate of Completion offered at City and Mesa provides training for working with school age children. The ASSISTANT TEACHER Certificate of Completion prepares an individual to work in public and private child care settings. The Certificate of Achievement options, ASSOCIATE TEACHER, TEACHER, and MASTER TEACHER, prepare individuals for higher level instructional positions. The ASSISTANT TEACHER, ASSOCIATE TEACHER, TEACHER, and MASTER TEACHER certificates meet the requirements for the State of California Child Development Permits. The Child Development Associate in Science Degrees prepare for teacher, master teacher, director, and site supervisory positions.


How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 39 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, *% finished in 39 weeks.

* Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2014-15. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job replacement rate for student who completed this program is *%.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.