The Child Development Certificate program enables students to meet the entry-level requirements for employment in an early childhood care and education setting. Students gain basic knowledge of child development and acquire the fundamental skills necessary to effectively educate and care for young children. The program provides professional training through a combination of coursework and applied experiences working with children. 

This page gives students information about the program, links to occupational information, estimated program cost, normal time for program completion, median debt at program completion, and job placement rate for program completers, if available. *For programs with fewer than 10 graduates in the given year, median debt and on-time completion rates are designated by N/A.

EWC’s six-digit OPE-ID is 003929.  

Early Childhood Development:
Child Development Certificate

CIP CODE: 19.0709 (Classification of Instruction Program)
Credential Level: 01
(undergraduate certificate)
Length of Program: Normal time of program completion: 2 semesters
Number of hours required for completion: 18-19 Credit Hours
Estimated Cost of Program: 2011-2012 In-State WUE** Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees* $1,805.00 $2,489.00 $4,503.00
Books & Supplies $1,200.00  $1,200.00  $1,200.00
Room & Board $3,806.00 $3,806.00 $3,806.00
Total Estimated Cost of Program $6,811.00 $7,495.00 $9,509.00
Program Completion in Normal Time Frame: # of Completers % of Graduates Completed on Time
2011-2012 N/A N/A
Median Debt at Program Completion Median Debt of Completers
2011-2012 N/A

*Tuition and fee costs are estimated at 10 credits enrollment during fall semester, 9 credits during spring. 

**The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition rate is calculated at approximately 1 1/2 times the resident tuition rates. to qualify for the WUE rate, a student must be a resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Palau, American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Guam, Marshall Islands or the Federated States of Micronesia. Although Nebraska is not part of WUE, Nebraska residents are eligible for the same rate.

Occupational Information:

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