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Program of Study


The program of study at Paradise Valley Community College is designed to give students a career path as well as the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of course offerings.

The Early Childhood Education Program offers coursework and assistance for individuals working on the Child Development Associated (CDA) credential.

Students wishing to focus on Early Childhood Education can receive a 36-credit Certificate of Completion by completing 30 required credits that provide an excellent overview of the field and six restricted elective credits.

Students wishing to receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree complete 30 credits of early childhood education required course work, nine credits of restricted electives, and 25 credits of general education coursework.

Contact Christie Colunga, Early Childhood Education faculty, at 602-787-7731 ,, for additional information.