Degree or Program Details


Applied Child Development (Temporarily Suspended)
Associate of Applied Science

The Applied Child Development associate degree program is temporarily suspended. New students will not be accepted into the program at this time. Contact department for more information.

Designed to establish a foundation of knowledge for the child care provider. Students have a variety of opportunities to examine the elements found in quality child care through class observations and a field experience. Incorporated in this program are significant aspects of the nationally recognized child development associate (CDA) curriculum. These courses “ladder” into the four-year early childhood program.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 63

Liberal Studies 16
Humanities Elective 4
Social Science Elective 4

Health Promotion 1

Required Courses in Major** 35

General Electives 11

*Students who have transfer credit for PY 100G Psychology as a Social Science must select another natural science elective, not PY 100 S, L, or H.

**2.00 “C” minimum grade is required in each course.

***Departmental advanced placement credit is available for these courses for students who hold the appropriate CDA credential(s). Students need to demonstrate successful completion of the training programs and be enrolled at Northern Michigan University.