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The Child Development Administration certificate is designed for students who have appropriate experience and whose goals include the administration of programs for young children whether in a day care or institutional setting. The certificate focuses upon the interpersonal skills needed to supervise childcare staff, manage business practices, maintain the minimum standards in a child care setting, and recognize the importance of parent, staff, and community interactions. All of the courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Child Development degree.
The Early Childhood certificate is designed to give students a practical working knowledge of basic child development principles that will assist them in the everyday planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and environments for young children. The certificate is meant to integrate with the goals and courses required for the AAS degree in Child Development. All of the courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Child Development degree.
Students who complete this Certificate develop the necessary skills to support quality care for infants and toddlers by providing experiences and opportunities which enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children ages 0-3.
The Teacher Assistant/Aide certificate is designed to prepare students for entrance into the teaching profession as public school aides, assistant teachers in early learning facilities or to transfer to a four-year institution. The certificate focuses on the skills and abilities needed to work with young children.
The Associate in Arts is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree.Transfer Specialization choose one: Advertising / Public Relations, Journalism / Mass Communication, Radio & Television Broadcasting, Speech Communication.
Associate in Science - Computer Science degree is intended for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree. The degree accomplishes the completion of seven of the nine Foundational Component Area (FCA) and all of the Computer Science Field of Study (FOS) Curriculum as outlined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
The AAS in Applications Development-Java Specialization prepares students with skills to produce high quality sustainable code through all stages of a software life cycle: project planning and estimating, gathering requirements, functional specifications, use case tools, design specifications, coding, testing, integrating, and maintenance. Java is a high-level object-oriented programming language and software development platform. Students learn Java to develop platform-independent applications that can run on a single computer or be distributed among servers and clients in a network. Java is also used to build small application modules (applets) for use on a web page.
The Database Administrator Certificate is designed to provide students the skills and knowledge required to administer database systems including installing, configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting, and optimizing the performance of database systems in the Oracle or MS SQL Server environments.
The Mobile Application Developer Certificate is designed to provide students the skills and knowledge required to design, develop, and deploy applications for one of the mobile devices platform (iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile) using current development tools and frameworks.
The SharePoint Administrator Certificate is designed to provide students the skills and knowledge required to assume the responsibilities of a SharePoint Administrator in an organization, including the ability to install, configure, and secure SharePoint enterprise server to support the organization?s document management, file sharing, workflows, and collaborations needs.