Program Overview

Tri County Tech offers formal training and guidance for students to complete the necessary steps to receive their CDA certification. This 16-week course will train students in child safety and health, designing proper learning environments, child growth and development, involving families and the community, program planning, record keeping, developing as a professional, and putting together a portfolio.

Prerequisites

  • First Aid
  • Infant/Child CPR
  • Background Check & Fingerprinting

Certifications

  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Requires an additional 480 hours working with children in specific CDA age group (infant/toddler or preschool) and a $425 application and testing fee.

Career Opportunities

  • Childcare Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Public School Teaching Assistant

Program Length & Cost

  • Monday evenings, 6-9pm
  • One semester
  • $399

How To Enroll

Contact Lauren Walls, Enrollment Specialist, at 918.331.3291 or lauren.walls@tricountytech.edu.

Accuplacer Testing

Accuplacer testing is required for all students applying for Fast Track programs. Testing is done every Tuesday and Thursday on a walk-in basis starting at 8:00 am. No tests will begin after 2:00 pm. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for high school students, which is payable at time of testing (cash, money order, check MasterCard, or VISA). There is no charge if retesting is required. Adult students will meet with an enrollment advisor immediately following the testing session. Call Tonya at 918.331.3226 for more details, or click here for more resources.

Child Development Associate Program Brochure

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