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Early Childhood Education Program

Applying for a Certificate

Certificate applications may be obtained from the Evaluations Office located in Holt Center, Room 101. Refer to the the current semester's Schedule of Classes for deadline for submission of applications or contact the evaluations office at (209) 954-5010. Official transcripts must be provided for any class(es) taken at a college other than Delta. No transcript is required for Delta College courses unless they were taken prior to 1983. Students should request that the transcripts be sent directly to the Family, Consumer and Health Sciences Division Office. Certificates are awarded once a year at the Annual Spring Dinner.

Articulation Agreements

The articulation process helps students advance from one educational level to the next without repetition of course content. Students involved in articulation agreements are often able to complete certificates and degrees in less time, resulting in a savings of time and money.

The Family, Consumer and Health Sciences Division has articulation agreements with many local high schools, regional occupational programs, and four year colleges and universities. High school students can earn college credit upon entering San Joaquin Delta College if they have completed specific high school courses with above average grades. Courses articulated with colleges and universities vary greatly depending on the type of programs offered. To find out which schools have courses articulated with the Family, Consumer and Health Sciences Division refer to the List of Articulated Courses in the latest San Joaquin Delta College Catalog.

Associate in Arts Degree

Students planning to receive an Associate in Arts Degree with their major area of concentration in Early Childhood Education should refer to the latest San Joaquin Delta College Catalog for specific requirements. One requirement for an Associate in Arts Degree is the completion of 18 units in a major discipline. It is recommended that students select the 18 units from the core courses listed for the Early Childhood Certificate.


Specific requirements for a Bachelor's Degree will vary depending on the four year college to which you plan to transfer. It is highly recommended that you refer to the University Transfer Requirements list in the San Joaquin Delta College Catalog and the specific requirements of the college where you plan to receive your Bachelor's Degree. To review specific transfer and course requirements, schedule an appointment with a San Joaquin Delta College guidance counselor in Danner 205 (209-954-5650).

Student Activity

Early Childhood Education students are encouraged to join the TOT Club (Teachers of Tomorrow) of San Joaquin Delta College. Participation in this club is an excellent opportunity to meet practicing professionals, explore career paths, and develop leadership skills. TOT Club promotes activities pertaining to conferences, field trips, guest speakers, scholarships as well as educational and career opportunities. Additional information can be obtained by contacting an Early Childhood Education Instructor.

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Stockton, California 95207
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