Distance Options Loading...
ELCC DISTANCE COURSES AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH ECAMPUS
Regional and eCampus Distance Delivery
ECampus distance courses are offered in July, September, November and February, with registration deadlines as noted below.
June 30, 2016
September 29, 2016
November 1, 2016
January 23, 2017
Once registered into eCampus distance courses, students are provided with Moodle access for course content. Students complete the courses independently with the support of a course instructor. It is recommended that students register for one eCampus distance course at a time.
For Early Learning and Child Care students, it is anticipated that you are currently employed in the field of early learning and child care. If you are not working with young children YOU MUST HAVE ACCESS TO CHILDREN (e.g., preschool, kindergarten, day care centre or playschool).
Out of Province students must take CD1045, CD1145, CD2045, CD2145 (Practicum courses) in Alberta.
Program Admission and Course Registration
To be accepted into this program, you must have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with 50% in English 30 or English 30-1, or 60% in English 33 or English 30-2. A proficiency test in English, such as TOEFL or IELTS will be required for any students whose first language is not English. Access to a child care setting for the duration of the program is required. If you are 18 years of age or older and do not have these requirements, please contact Admissions at 780-539-2050. The Early Learning and Child Care eCampus distance courses are designed for students who do not have access to other forms of instruction. ECampus distance learning enables students to select their own hours and place of study. Each eCampus distance student is assigned a course tutor for the duration of their course. Course tutors are available to provide students with support and guidance throughout the course and are available one evening a week, as per the contact hours specified for each course.
With the exception of practicum courses, eCampus distance learning students can take the courses they need to complete the Early Learning and Child Care certificate and/or diploma program and to qualify for certification as a Child Development Supervisor through Alberta Children and Youth Services. Highly motivated students are able to achieve their goals while maintaining a busy lifestyle in their own community.
Students studying Early Learning and Child Care courses through eCampus courses must meet the course pre-requisites before registering. Information on course pre-requisites is listed in the course description section of the eCampus Distance Student Handbook. The Early Learning and Child Care eCampus distance courses are designed for students with an adequate level of English proficiency, normally equivalent to grade 12 English. Students who choose to enroll in eCampus distance courses and who are not proficient in oral and written English may find they are unable to successfully meet course expectations. In order to progress in the program, students must achieve a minimum grade of C- on all Early Learning and Child Care courses.
All available eCampus distance courses are listed on the eCampus website at www.ecampusalberta.ca. To register for an eCampus distance course, students must first complete and submit the Application for Admission and application fee. Once the application and fee is processed, students can register and pay the course fees by contacting the eCampus Distance Assistant at ELCCOnline@gprc.ab.ca or 780-539-2983. Students can pay for course fees with a credit card via Plastiq, or can send a cheque or money order to the College. Students sending payment by cheque or money order will want to contact the eCampus Distance Assistant to ensure payment has been received. For more information on admission and registration for the Early Learning and Child Care eCampus distance courses, please refer to the eCampus Distance Student Handbook.
Part-Time Student Admission
You may enrol in up to three courses without admission to the program. You may be considered for admission to the program if you have successfully completed three Early Learning and Child Care courses, one of which is HS1130 English. Upon completion of three courses, you may apply to the program.
For additional information on the Distance Program, please see Important Documents under Admissions on our website.