Child Life Assistant

Child Life Assistant - A.A.S. Degree

Child Life Assistant - A.A.S. Degree

This program delivers knowledge and skills necessary for working with children in hospitalized settings or with health care needs. 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. This program is available in the classroom and many courses are also available online. Additionally, it links with a selection of four-year colleges for bachelor's degree completion.

The following outcome requires a clear MN Criminal Background Study.

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
ECYD 1100 Introduction to Early Childhood Careers 3
ECYD 1210 Child Growth and Development 3
ECYD 1220 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ECYD 1230 Guiding Children's Behaviors 3
ECYD 1240 Learning Environment and Curriculum 3
ECYD 1325 Observation and Assessment 3
ECYD 2320 Children with Differing Abilities 3
ECYD 2501 Experiential Learning 1
ECYD 2600 Organizational Leadership and Management 3
ECYD 2713 Culture, Family and Providers 1
ECYD 2715 Sign Language in Early Childhood 1
ECYD 2950 Field Experience 3
HEAL 1502 Medical Terminology 2
Total Core Credits: 32

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ADTC 1018 Basic Computer Applications 3
BIOL 1310 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4
ENGL 1150 Composition I 3
MATS 1300 College Algebra OR

MATS 1350 Math for Liberal Arts OR

MATS 1251 Statistics
PHIL 1350 Medical Ethics 3
PSYC 1300 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3
PSYC 1450 Death and Dying 2
SOCY 1010 Marriage and the Family 3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total General Education Credits: 28
Total Program Credits: 60