Academic Catalogs

Child Development Administration Specialization, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_CDAD

Control Number: 42081

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This certificate prepares the student to act in a leadership and administrative capacity in an early childhood program. This includes providing for budget design and fiscal management, marketing, creating personnel policies and procedures, leadership skills, developing a staff in-service plan, and designing a comprehensive educational philosophy. Courses fulfill Title 22 licensing requirements and Title 5 early childhood education course requirements for the Child Development Permit at the Site Supervisor level. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses.

Program Outcome

Meets Title 22 minimum licensing requirements to be employed as a Childcare Center Administrator, Director, or Supervisor. Meets the child development requirements for the Child Development Permit at the Site Supervisor, and the Program Director level.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CDE A261Learning Title 220.5
CDE A262Disaster Preparedness for Child Care0.5
CDE A264Understanding Child Abuse and Trauma3
CDE A275Early Childhood Administration Program3
CDE A276Early Childhood Management3
CDE A277Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Programs2
Total Units12

 These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CDE A261 Learning Title 22 0.5
CDE A262 Disaster Preparedness for Child Care 0.5
CDE A264 Understanding Child Abuse and Trauma 3
CDE A275 Early Childhood Administration Program 1 3
CDE A277 Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Programs 2
Semester 2
CDE A276 Early Childhood Management 2 3
 Total Units12

Fall  term only


Spring term only.