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Early Learning and Child Care ELCC
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
- 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent; OR
- Successful completion of the GED, with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing; OR
- Successful completion of Written Communication (COMM1007)
English Language Proficiency: If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP must have been completed within the two years prior to application to the program. Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following:
- CLBA: no section score below 8
- IELTS Academic: 6.5; no section score below 6
- TOEFL iBT: 84; no section score below 21
- CELPIP General: 8; no section score below 7
- CAEL: 60; no section score below 60
- minimum of 80% in ESLS8000 or ESLS8100, and 80% in ESLW8000 or ESLW8100; or minimum of 50% in ESLG1860 and ESLG1861
Note: ELP is a separate requirement from the English academic admission requirement.
Work Experience Requirements: The following is not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the practicum placement:
- Clear Police Information Check and an Intervention Record Check. See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.
Note: Internet (online) Police Information Checks are not accepted by the college. Please contact your local law enforcement agency directly to obtain official Police Information Checks. The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, and professional licensure and may therefore affect employment prospects. Prospective students who have a record should discuss the matter with the Program Chair prior to applying for admission. It is strongly recommended that police information/vulnerable sector checks be obtained prior to the start of the program.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.
Tuition $2,688.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,134.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,265.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated August 07, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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