Child Care Provider/Assistant Certificate
The Child Care Provider/Assistant Certificate is intended for individuals who plan to work in a child care center. This 28-hour certificate is technical and includes some courses that do not transfer to universities. Students are encouraged to take the courses as defined below; this will enable them to finish the program in one year. The courses for each semester are designed to complement each other in terms of content taught and assignments. Students may begin coursework in the fall cohort or the spring cohort. Each semester includes at least one hybrid (face-to-face and online) class while others are offered in an online format. All courses require the passage of a background check. Most require observation or field experience hours. An orientation to online classes is required. In addition, students are expected to seek additional support for online courses at the Academic Support Center in the Liberal Arts building or the Center for Research and Writing (CReW) in the Speaker Jim Wright Library at Weatherford College.