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Infant Toddler and Two’s Educator, Certificate of Achievement


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JJC Program Code: SS053

ICCB Program Code: SSCI 0053

This certificate will prepare students for a career as a caregiver and educator within infant, toddler and two-year old settings. Through a combination of coursework and practical experiences, the child care professional receiving this certificate will be eligible for the Illinois Gateways Early Childhood Education and Infant Toddler Credentials at a minimum of a Level 2. This 30-hour certificate can be also be awarded to students as a precursor or in addition to the AAS in CDEV degree. Please be advised that the State of Illinois requires a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, and a medical clearance with TB test to work in a child care setting.

Health Physical: Students should be advised that the State of Illinois requires a physical including TB test before an individual can work or volunteer in a licensed child care program. Working with infants, toddlers and two-year old children will require frequent lifting and bending.  

Total Required Hours: 30 Semester Hours


Core Electives: 6 Semester Hours


Students will select 2 courses from this approved list to benefit their career pathway for a total of 6 semester credit hours.

Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment.  Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements.

Third Semester


Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson Program Coordinator Program Advisor
Name: Panagiota Katralis Name: Melissa Szymczak Name: Melissa Szymczak
Email: pkatrali@jjc.edu Email: mszymcza@jjc.edu Email: mszymcza@jjc.edu
Phone: 815-280-2982/6634 Phone: 815-280-2433 Phone: 815-280-2433

 

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