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School Age Professional Certification CCP

School Age Professional Certificate Overview (5373)

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-education/default.aspx

Program Description

The Department of Education School Age Professional Certificate (SAPC) program prepares the student who works with children 5 years and up in a licensed afterschool program.

The student must successfully complete the 40-Hour introductory certification training (Part 1- School Age Program Certification & Part 2-Foundations of Advancing Youth Development (AYD) Principles); 80 hours of formal instruction in the six competency goals of SAPC coursework, document 480 hours of work experience in an afterschool program, formal interview, professional resource file/portfolio and complete all other Palm Beach State requirements.

Upon completion of the program the student will be awarded a Department of Education School Age Professional Certificate.

Students can complete Group A under the School Age Professional Certificate and fulfill the child care training required by the Florida Department of Children and Families for afterschool providers working with children and youths ages 5 years old and up in a licensed child care facility.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Group A:

Students must:

  • Complete an Application of Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications
  • 40 Hour School-Age Certification (Part I: School-Age Certification; Part II: Foundations of Advancing Youth Development Principles-AYD) OR 40 Hour Child Care Training (birth-5) and the Foundations of Advancing Youth Development (AYD).

After registering and paying the applicable tuition fee, students must ALSO  upload a copy of their AYD certification and register for the class on the Department of Children and Families web site: www.myflorida.com/childcare/Training. This is required for the Part I: School-Age Certification ONLY and does not apply to the Part II: AYD. For additional information regarding scheduling the exam, please visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-education/default.aspx

Group B:

These requirements must be met before registering for the SAPC program:

PREREQUISITES

  • Program Objective Code 5373
  • SAPC Information Session
  • 40-Hour School-Age Certificate or 40-Hour Child Care Training (birth-5) including the 5-Hour DAP in School Age and the Foundations of Advancing Youth Development (AYD) course.
  • 5-Hour DAP in School-Age (if not included in original 40-hour certification)
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) and College Application submitted to Palm Beach State www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications
  • Employed in a licensed child care setting or afterschool program caring for school-age children 5-12 years
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Mastery of the English language

An official high school diploma or GED transcript must be on file at the Registrar's Office. The transcript must show that the student graduated with a standard diploma from an accredited high school accepted by Palm Beach State. The transcript must be received and accepted by the registrar before registering for Module 1.

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully pass both SAPC modules with a passing grade of A, B, or C and complete all additional requirements for each of the modules in order to be eligible to continue in the program. Once the student has successfully passed each module, a Department of Education School Age Professional Certificate (SAPC) will be awarded.

Completion Requirements for those students wishing to complete Group A courses only:

  • Students are required to successfully pass with a score of 70 percent or better the state mandated competency tests to be awarded their Part I: School Age Child Care Certification.

For all information related to the competency exam required for child care certification go to the Department of Children and Families website: www.myflorida.com/childcare/Training

For additional information regarding scheduling the exam visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-education/default.aspx

  • Students are required to successfully pass with a score of 70 percent or better the exam for Part 2 Foundations of Advancing Youth Development (AYD) administered the last class session.
  • Certification will be awarded to those students passing the required exam for both Part I & II classes.

Program Length

Total program hours: 120.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Luisa Brennan, brennanl@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-4048

Career Path Notes

The student who has earned a Department of Education SAPC Certificate from Palm Beach State can receive college credits toward an Associate in Science degree (A.S.) in Human Services with a concentration in Youth Development (2374). The articulation will be processed upon request once students have completed 15 college credits toward the A.S. degree (2374). For more information call (561) 868-4049.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 120)

Group A (Both courses must be completed for DCF Certification)

HEV0803Part 1 - School Age Program Certification (CCP)

28 Clock Hours

HEV0804Part 2 - Foundations Of Advancing Youth Development (AYD) Principles (CCP)

12 Clock Hours

Or

Group A2** (All three courses must be completed for DCF Certification)

HEV0114Rules and Regulations for Center-based (CCP)

6 Clock Hours

HEV0115Introductory Child Care Worker Certification (CCP)

24 Clock Hours

HEV0004Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

**Students completing Group A2 are required to take HEV0804 Foundations of Advanced Youth Development (12) to comply with the local and state requirements.

Select one of the following Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAPs):
HEV0001Infant/toddler Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

HEV0002Preschool Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

HEV0003School Age Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

Group B

HEV0194School Age Professional Certificate Mod 1 (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

HEV0195School Age Professional Certificate Mod 2 (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 120

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Clock Hours:120)

Group A1 (Both courses must be completed for DCF Certification)

HEV0803Part 1 - School Age Program Certification (CCP)

28 Clock Hours

HEV0804Part 2 - Foundations Of Advancing Youth Development (AYD) Principles (CCP)

12 Clock Hours

 

Or

Group A2** (All three courses must be completed for DCF Certification)

HEV0114Rules and Regulations for Center-based (CCP)

6 Clock Hours

HEV0115Introductory Child Care Worker Certification (CCP)

24 Clock Hours

HEV0004Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

**Students completing Group A2 are required to take HEV0804 Foundations of Advancing Youth Development (12) to comply with local and state requirements.

Select one of the following Development Appropriate Practices (DAPs)
HEV0001Infant/toddler Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

HEV0002Preschool Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

HEV0003School Age Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

Group B

HEV0194School Age Professional Certificate Mod 1 (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

HEV0195School Age Professional Certificate Mod 2 (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 120