Early Care and Education, Certificate of Proficiency

Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec

The Certificate of Proficiency is a 30 credit hour program option that can be completed in one year, offering the first step toward an AAS degree. Students choose the CP option for a variety of reasons:

  1. as an entry level credential
  2. as a credential to validate employment after obtaining a degree in another discipline
  3. as a pathway toward the AAS degree

Students who complete the 30 credit hour certificate of proficiency will be able to find employment immediately upon graduation. The Certificate of Proficiency is designed to provide one half of the AAS degree.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

ECE 101Introduction to Early Care and Education3
ECE 104Principles of Early Care and Education3
ECE 105Child Development Laboratory3
ECE 124Child Nutrition, Health and Safety3
ECE 125Child Growth and Development I3
ECE 127Family and Teacher Interactions3
ECE 200Guiding Young Children3
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
Select two of the following:6
Creative Experiences in Early Care and Education
Language and Literacy in Early Care and Education
Early Care and Special Education
Infant, Toddler and Two-Year-Old Children
Math and Science in Early Care and Education
Movement and Music in Early Care and Education
Management of Early Care and Education Settings
Before and After School Care
Total Credit Hours30