Courses Offered Online - Fall

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Spring 2020; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

Oakton offers a variety of online courses (see list below); however, the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee,* and textbook required.

*Fees vary per course.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Academic Advising for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

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Early Childhood Education

ECE102 - Child Growth and Development
Course provides an overview of the theory and principles of human development. Content includes in-depth study of physical, social, emotional and cognitive aspects, from conception to adolescence. Special emphasis placed on child development theories of Piaget, Erikson, Vygotsky, Skinner, etc., and significance of family, peers, culture and school. Field observations required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE104 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Course introduces students to the field of early childhood education. Content includes historical and philosophical influences, current theories, professional responsibilities, roles, and family. Different types of early childhood programs studied and observed. Coursework includes student placement in an approved early childhood center for a 10-hour/5-week affiliation. Students must successfully complete both the academic and field placement components of this course. Prerequisite: None
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $25

ECE106 - Guidance of the Young Child
Course covers a study of developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive guidance practices that support the development of the young child. Content includes analysis of child behavior and the development of professional guidance techniques. Students will explore the relationship between careful communication and effective interaction with young children. Field observations required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE107 - Observation and Assessment of the Young Child
Course explores developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive observation and assessment strategies for studying the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children birth through eight years. Students will develop skills in using systematic observation and documentation strategies to develop trusting relationships with children and to plan appropriate programs, environments, and activities in early childhood settings. Field observations required. Prerequisite: ECE 102 or ECE 104, each with a minimum grade of C, or consent of department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

ECE108 - Nutrition/Health/Safety for the Young Child
Course provides overview of early childhood practices that ensure children’s physical and emotional well-being. Content includes basic health, safety and nutritional needs of children and methods to effectively meet these needs in early childhood settings. Field observations required. Prerequisite: None
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE180 - The Exceptional Child
Course provides an overview of the historical, philosophical, and legal foundations of special education programming for children ages birth – grade 12. Characteristics of children with disabilities, along with identification, intervention strategies, methods, and programs to meet the needs of the special education population are presented. Fulfills requirements of School Code 25.25. Field observations required. Prerequisite: ECE 102 with a minimum grade of C or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10
IAI Code: ECE 913

ECE270 - Child, Family, and Community Relations
Course focuses on diverse needs of the child within the context of family, school, and community. The interplay of diverse cultures, lifestyles, abilities, language, and communication within the role of the early childhood environment and other community institutions will be considered. Students will gain an understanding of their professional role in supporting evidence-based practices that strengthen respectful, collaborative family/child partnership through use of community and family resources. Field observations required. Prerequisite: ECE 102 and ECE 104 with minimum grades of C, or consent of department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10
IAI Code: ECE 915

ECE273 - Introduction to Early Childhood Administration
Courses examines current early childhood administrative practices and procedures. Focus is on the administrator’s relationships with governmental, legal, business/finance, medical, social service and educational agencies in managing a program.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE284 - Leadership and Advocacy for the Early Childhood Program Director
Program Director Course presents information on organizational theory and leadership styles in relation to early childhood and school-age work environments. Focus is on developing a center philosophy and mission statement and effective advocacy activities. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

ECE285 - Communications for the Early Childhood Program Director
Course provides information on communications to be carried out by the early childhood director. Focus on mechanics of written materials, oral communications, various styles of modern business documents. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

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