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Early Childhood Aide Certificate & Human Services Assistant Certificate

Early Childhood Aide Certificate & Human Services Assistant Certificate
Columbus State Community College
Early Childhood Aide Certificate & Human Services Assistant Certificate
550 E. Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Program Contact Mandy Mernedakis
Email mmernedakis@cscc.edu
Phone 614-287-5098
Website Program website

Early Childhood Aide
This three-semester program is ideal for students who have intellectual disability and are interested in working with children from newborn to five years old. Students will learn:

Child development basics.

Age-appropriate activity planning.

Positive guidance techniques.

Caring, nurturing ways to meet children’s needs.

Positive, respectful teaching style.

Skills to support early childhood literacy.
Students earn an Early Childhood Aide Certificate. Credits earned in this program may be applied toward the Childhood Development Associate (CDA) certificate or the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Development and Education.

Human Services Assistant
This three-semester program is ideal for students who have intellectual disability and are interested in working with individuals with significant disabilities, or the senior population. Students will:

Develop an understanding of various disabilities and interventions to support individuals who need assistance due to a developmental disability or advanced age.

Demonstrate effective engagement and communication to build rapport and maintain collaborative relationships.
Students will earn a Human Services Assistant Certificate. Credits earned in this program may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Social and Human Services.

Program information submitted: August 9, 2022

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 25
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Deadline to apply to this program: April 1st
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18+
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Diagnosis of mild developmental or intellectual disability
Program length 1 year
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 95.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $3500.00
Program fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities)
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? No
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Students take STEM-related courses? No
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 0%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? No
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Family orientation
  • IHE Graduation
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 30%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events