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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 22
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, basic curriculum needed to work in careers with children from infancy to twelve years of age in a variety of settings. Opportunities to gain necessary child care skills and competencies are provided by way of observation and practical experience in a well-equipped, on-site child development center for children ages 1-5, as well as classroom lecture/labs and practical experiences in three to four community-based care facilities during winter and spring quarter. Instruction includes child development, guidance, creative activities, health literature, nutrition, and safety, community relations, audio visual aids, children's literature, nutrition, family relationships and field experiences.

Program Locations

  • Rochester Community and Technical College 55904

Labor Market Information

  • Childcare Workers

  • Median wage: $10.92/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. SE Rochester, MN 55904 Local: (507) 258-7210 Email: