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Child Life Assistant

at Dakota County Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares students for employment in a variety of early childhood settings. Courses meet Minnesota Department of Human Services educational requirements for assistant teachers and teachers in a child care setting. Students learn about child development, guidance, professional relationships, nutrition, health and safety, cultural sensitivity and techniques for promoting learning in young children. Child life assistants are part of the team responsible for supporting children and families through health care experiences and helping them effectively cope by using developmental play and normalized activities in their environment.

Program Locations

  • Dakota County Technical College 55068

Labor Market Information

  • Farm and Home Management Advisors

  • Median wage: $27.03/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068 Toll-Free: (877) 937-3282 Local: (651) 423-8301 TTY: (651) 423-8621 Email: