Early Childhood Education College Credits

There are a number of options for earning college credits at CPAVTS. It is important that students work with the Admissions Office at the school they plan on attending. Our Student Services office will help to guide students through this process as well.



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All CPAVTS programs are approved by the Department of Education. Because of this, the following list of colleges have agreed to give CPAVTS students credit for the following courses when students enroll and meet the following requirements:

  1. 1.  Graduate from high school. 
  2. 2.  Earn a 2.5 GPA in the courses in your program area. 
  3. 3.  Earn a score of “Advanced” or “Competent” on the NOCTI exam.  
  4. 4.  Successfully complete all tasks on the Program of Study task list.

Community College of Allegheny County

ECD 105 - Early Childhood Development: Birth to Age 6
ECD 107 - Health and Safety of Children

Community College of Beaver County

ERCH105 - Children's Developement, Health and Safety
ERCH106 - The Early Childhood Curriculum
ERCH210 - The Early Childhook Professional

Bucks County Community College

EDUC 105 - Early Childhood Education - Its History, Organization and Management
EDUC 115 - Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children
EDUC 170 - Language Development

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

ECE 110 - Child Development
ECE 140 - Early Childhood Environments
ECE 225 - Health/Safety/Nutrition Young Child

Harcum College

EDU 212 - Social Studies Methods
EDU 299 - Early Childhood Education Elective
EDU 120 - Classroom Management

Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus

EDU 999 - Education Elective
EDU 210 - Teaching Young Children: Intro
EDU 228 - Lit in Early Child & Ele Educa

Manor College

ED 102 - Intro to Early Childhood Education: Historical Foundations and Trends
ED 104 - Child Development 0 – 9
ED 119 - Observation/ Field Experience

Lackawanna College

EDU 120 - Development I
EDU 110 - Introduction to Prof of Education
SSC 130 - Child, Family & Community

Harrisburg Area Community College-HACC

EDUC 135 - Health, Safety & Nutrition in Early Childhood Care & Education
EDUC 185 - Development & Behavior in Children
EDUC 131 - Child Development Associate Assessment and Portfolio Preparation



NOCTI / NCCRS: By scoring at or above 70% on an approved NOCTI Test, students may earn articulated credit at many institutions. Click Here for more information and to see lists of participating school.