Child Care Professional (APCCP)

Associate in Applied Science

This program has been replaced by Child Development Associate in Applied Science Degree (APCD). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

Academic Requirements


Completion of the Child Care Professional Associate in Applied Science degree qualifies students to be a director or lead teacher at a child care center in the State of Michigan. The program is the last level in a three-tier training program for adults who work with children under twelve in group settings.

 Eastern Michigan University, BS degree;
Ferris State University, BS degree;
Madonna University, BS degree;
Siena Heights, BA degree;
University of Michigan-Dearborn, BGS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.


Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6 are required in the courses of this program.

 Students who wish to enroll in child care practicum courses: CCP 132 or CCP 133 must be employed a minimum of 8 hours for 15 weeks for each credit of practicum. Permission is required to enroll in any CCP practicum course. Permission can be granted only after the student has submitted a Work Place Learning Agreement, Student Agreement and an Employer Agreement.

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Public Services Careers Dept
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Beth A. Marshall
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First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
    Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits 3
CCP 122   Essentials of Early Care and Education - I 4
CCP 132   Child Development Practicum I 1
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Total 12
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science** 3
CCP 101   Child Development * 3
CCP 123   Essentials of Early Care and Education - II 4
CCP 133   Child Development Practicum II 1
COM 101   Fundamentals of Speaking 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CCP 113   Health, Safety and Nutrition for Child Care 3
CCP 210   Child Guidance and Classroom Management 3
CCP 251   Education of the Young Child with Exceptionalities 3
MTH 148   Functional Math for Elementary Teachers I 4
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
CCP 160   Foundations of Child Care and Early Education 3
CCP 200   Working with Families in a Diverse Society 3
CCP 209   Curriculum for Young Children 3
Total 12
Fifth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
    Any 100-level or above course (suggested courses include CCP 211 or CCP 220) 3
CCP 218   Advanced Child Care Seminar 1
CCP 219   Advanced Child Care Practicum 2
ENG 240 or Children's Literature  
ENG 242   Multicultural Literature for Youth *** 3
Total 9
Total Credits Required



*CCP 101 must be taken before or concurrently with any other CCP course.
**Students are encouraged to select PSY 100 or SOC 100 for their social science elective.
***Transfer students should consider a course from the EMU Diverse World Requirement List.