(Associate of Applied Science)
Upon successful completion of this program the student is qualified for employment in day care centers, nursery schools, and many federally funded programs involved with young children. Graduates also may be considered for positions as teacher aids.
During the freshman year, the student is taught basic information about growth, development, discipline, and guidance of young children. During the sophomore year, the student will gain on-the-job experience by planning and carrying out daily activities with young children in the child care center located on campus.
Students must comply with the criminal background check procedure mandated by the law of the State of Mississippi and must submit a Completed Immunization Record Form 121 obtainable from the State of Mississippi Public Health Department. The campus child care center is licensed by the Mississippi Department of Health as a Child Care Facility and for food service.