Explore Academic Programs - Child Development


Child development professionals impact children's lives forever. Few career fields offer so many job opportunities in such a variety of settings. This profession requires patience, good judgment, strength of character, confidence, compassion, sense of humor, commitment and maturity. 

CTC Child Development programs provide engaging experiences through various delivery methods. Our students have unique and diverse opportunities to apply what they learn in our CTC Child Development Center/Lab School.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Child, Family, and School Social Workers*

Potential Earnings: $43,250 annually

Market Growth Rate: 5% - 8 %


Early Childhood Teacher

Potential Earnings: $28,790 annually

Market Growth Rate: 5% - 8%

Center Program Director

Potential Earnings: $45,790 annually

Market Growth Rate: 5% - 8%

 
* Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

Central Texas College offers two-year associate degrees, shorter-term certificates of completion and a marketable skills program for students exploring careers in child development. Many students begin with a certificate program for quicker job qualification and then progress to a degree. The associate degree may also be transferred to a four-year university to be applied toward a bachelor's degree.

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science

Child Development

60 credit hours, four semesters full time

Certificate of Completion

Child Development

46 credit hours, three semesters full time

Certificate of Completion

Child and Youth Serving Professional

30 credit hours, two semesters full time

Certificate of Completion

Administrator's Credentials

31 credit hours, two semesters full time

Occupational Skills Achievement Certificate

Child Development Associate (OSA)

9 credit hours, one semester part time


Gainful Employment

 Child Development