Distance Program - Additional Information

Certificate Program (Child Development Worker):

Courses are offered in fall, winter (two courses available) and spring terms. Students typically need two years to complete a certificate by distance. These courses are a combination of in class, audio class and on-line delivery.

Blended Delivery: Two Year Rotation – Red Deer Z/Y Sections

Winter (Jan/Feb) 2015 & 2017 ELCC 217 Guiding Behavior
Winter (Mar/Apr) 2015 & 2017 ELCC 212 Program Planning I
Spring 2015 & 2017 ELCC 218 Program Planning II
Fall 2015 & 2017 ELCC 213 Interpersonal Relations I
Winter (Jan/Feb) 2016 & 2018 ELCC 211 Child Development
Winter (Mar/Apr) 2016 & 2018 ELCC 201 Foundation of ELCC
Spring 2016 & 2018 ELCC 206 Child Development & Exceptionalities
Fall 2016 & 2018 ELCC 215 Progam Planning II

On-line Delivery: C Sections

Beginning in May 2015 until June 2016, there will be Early Learning and Child Care Certificate courses available on-line.

Practicum:
 
Students complete two practicum placements involving young children as part of their Certificate Program. You may be able to take some of the practicum experiences in your own place of employment. Students must first obtain permission from the Practicum Coordinator before registering for Practicum as some conditions apply. To contact the Practicum Coordinator please call 342-3425 and ask for the Practicum Coordinator.

Communication Course:

In order to graduate in the ELCC Certificate Program, students require Communications 150 or 250. These courses are offered each year through distance delivery both on-line and by correspondence. Click here for information on when these courses are held.

Diploma Program (Child Development Supervisor):

Courses are offered in fall, winter and spring terms (two courses each term). Students typically take one and half years to complete their diploma courses by distance. These courses are delivered on-line.

Schedule

Spring 2015 & 2017 ELCC 309 EC (option)
  ELCC 325 EC  
Fall 2015 ELCC 305 EC (option)
  ELCC 323 EC  
Winter 2016 ELCC 315 EC  
  ELCC 317 EC  
Spring 2016 & 2018 ELCC 308 EC (option)
  ELCC 321 EC  
Fall 2016 ELCC 305 EC (option)
  ELCC 321 EC  
Winter 2017 ELCC 315 EC  
  ELCC 313 EC  

Practicum:

Students complete an additional two practicum placements involving young children as part of their Diploma Program. You may be able to take some of the practicum experiences in your own place of employment. Student must first obtain permission from the Practicum Coordinator before registering for Practicum as some conditions apply. To contact the Practicum Coordinator please call 403.342.3425 and ask for the Practicum Coordinator.

How to Apply and Register:

Application Process

Go to Apply Now to view the process Registration Process.

For registration help, go to the Distance Learning Office website or call 403.357.3664.

Fees and Financial Aid

Check the RDC website, Tuition, Fees and Financing page for information on fees. You can also find information there on student loans and bursaries for part-time students that are available to qualifying students. Or call the Financial Aid office for information at 403.343.4027, Campus Services.

The college library is open evenings and on Saturday. As well, students have access to the internet, audio-visual services and computer labs. See the RDC Academic Calendar for more information regarding college policies, awards and scholarships, counselling and learning assistance services.

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