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Course Number: CDEC 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Families, School and Community

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Study of the child, family, community, and schools. Includes parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse, and current family life issues. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Educating Young Children

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An introduction to the education of the young child. Includes developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Development Associate Training I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). Topics include CDA overview, observation skills, and child growth and development. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Wellness of the Young Child

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Factors impacting the well-being of young children. Includes healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content is aligned with State Board of Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Guidance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting prosocial behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement and cultural influences. Practical application through direct participation with children. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: The Infant and Toddler

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of appropriate infant and toddler programs (birth to age 3), including an overview of development, quality routines, appropriate environments, materials and activities, and teaching/guidance techniques. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1421. The student may register for either CDEC 1321 or CDEC 1421 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Observation and Assessment

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of child development observation, assessment skills and techniques. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: CDA Preparation for Assessment

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Preparation for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential assessment includes writing CDA competency statements, completing a CDA professional resource file, and preparing for formal CDA observation and assessment. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Independent Study in Child Development

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Study of an approved career topic. Research, presentation of findings, and practical applications are emphasized as they relate to the selected topic. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Growth and Development

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1356 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children language and literacy through a play-based, integrated curriculum. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1358 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Creative Arts for Early Childhood

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC

Course Title: Children with Special Needs

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A survey of information regarding children with special needs including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1395 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1396 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Special Topics in Child Care and Support Services Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A previous CDEC course or instructor approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of the fundamentals of developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation in early care and education programs for children. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1313. The student may register for either CDEC 1413 or CDEC 1313 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2165 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Practicum - Child Development

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: CDEC 2289 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Internship - Child Care Provider Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment with CDEC 2336.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. (6 Ext.)


Course Number: CDEC 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Abuse and Neglect

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Methods used in the identification of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect with an emphasis on developing skills for working with children and families. Includes methods of referral to public and private agencies that deal with investigation and treatment. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Math and Science for Early Childhood

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An overview of multicultural education to include relationship with the family and community to develop awareness and sensitivity to diversity related to individual needs of children. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2322 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Development Associate Training II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social, and guidance. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2324 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Development Associate Training III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Continuation of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The three functional areas of study include family, program management, and professionalism. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Administration of Programs for Children I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 0
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A practical application of management procedures for early child care education programs, including a study of planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating programs. Topics on philosophy, types of programs, policies, fiscal management, regulations, staffing, evaluating, and communication. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Administration of Programs for Children II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis and planning, parent education/partnerships, and technical applications in programs. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Administration of Programs for Children III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CDEC 2326 and CDEC 2328. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An advanced study of the skills and techniques in managing early child care and education programs. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CDEC 1323 and 1359.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 2288. Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Exploration of development and implementation of curriculum for children with special needs. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: The School Age Child

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of appropriate programs for the school age child (5 to 13 years), including an overview of development, appropriate environments, materials, and activities and teaching/guidance techniques. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 2441. The student may register for either CDEC 2341 or CDEC 2441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (12 Ext.)



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WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.