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  • Child Care Certificate

    Child Care Certificate Program
    Join a fast growing field and make an impact on children's lives.
    Program:
    Certificate
    School:
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry & Bronx
    Credits:
    30

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Child Care Certificate Curriculum

9 Courses (30 credits)

  • PSYN 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOCL 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSYN 254 Child Psychology
  • BHSC/PSYN/SOCL 244 Social Psychology
  • PSYN/SOCL 173 Perspectives on Parenting
  • PSYN/SOCL 202 Ethics & the Family
  • PSYN 257 Psych of the Exceptional Child
  • PSYN BHSC 267 Strategies Child Care Provider

And one of the following six credit field experiences

  • BHSC/PSYN/SOCL 399 Internship Soc/Beh Sciences
  • PSYN 380 Co-op Ed in Psychology I
  • PSYN 381 Co-op Ed in Psychology II
  • SOCL 380 Co-op Sociology I
  • SOCL 381 Co-op Sociology II
  • BHSC 380 Co-op Behavioral Science I
  • BHSC 381 Co-op Behavioral Science II
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Child Care Certificate Overview

This program is designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature student who is interested in acquiring knowledge and skills to promote their professional objectives. The program is open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion.

Child Care Certificate FAQS

Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Child Care Certificate Fast Facts

Upon admission to the program, applicants for Certificate Programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College's campuses.

Certificate Program Fees
  • Application Fee (Non-Matriculated students only) $10.00
  • Certificate Completion Fee (per Certificate) $16.00

Certificates are issued in February, May and August.

Purpose

Certificate Programs are designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature students who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills that will promote their professional objectives. They are open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion of the program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs must have a high school diploma. Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs in Computer Science, General Business Administration, Accounting, Management and Marketing must also pass the Mathematics Placement examinations at the MATH 105 level. Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs should contact the Office of Admissions. Matriculated students need only submit a formal application. A student who has completed the requirements for a Certificate may not apply for that Certificate after graduation.

Degree Requirements

All students, both matriculated and non-matriculated, must apply for admission into the Certificate Program. All students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Certificate Program being pursued. Upon successful completion of the specific curriculum requirements for a given program, students must apply for the actual certificate. All credits earned in a Certificate Program are applicable toward the associate and bachelor’s degrees. A maximum of six credits in transfer will be allowed toward a certificate. Ordinarily students pursuing a degree program in a related area will not be allowed to use the courses taken in such a program to satisfy the requirements for a certificate.

Registration

Upon admission to the program, applicants for Certificate Programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College's campuses.