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Certification and Licensure

Certified Pool Operator

This course prepares the student to take and pass the State of Maryland Health Department Examination to become a Certified Swimming Pool Operator.  Upon completion of the course and passing a required examination with a grade of 75% or better, the student's records will be submitted to receive certification as a public pool/spa operator.
Fee includes text which is written by the course provider Aquatic Training Services.  You must be 16 years old to register for this course.
PLC 809 J
Tuesdays, April 23 - May 14 from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Certified Pool Operator Update

This course provides the certified pool and spa operator with the updated information as required by the Maryland Department of Health for the safe operation of public swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.  Topics includes a review of the current policies and procedures, updated changes to laws and responsibilities of pool/spa operators. This is the certification renewal course only.  Fee includes the course material written by the instructor.  Course provider is Aquatic Training Services.
PLC 810 K
Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Maryland EXCELS is a voluntary quality rating improvement system designed to help you reflect and improve the child care services you provides.  The courses listed below will help you evaluate the areas of focus of this new initiative.  All courses are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and are located in the Career Programs Building in room 214.  The fee for each course is $20.

Observation and Assessment, Birth - 12
Topics include objective vs. subjective observations, tools and methods, and using assessment to plan.
PLC 821 J
April 27

Age- & Developmentally-Appropriate Supervision
Topics include child care regulations and best practices, supervisory strategies for indoor and outdoor environments, and active monitoring.
PLC 822 K
May 4

Positive Child Guidance & Discipline Theory
Topics include positive child guidance, discipline, appropriate techniques, internal and external factors that influence child behavior, and ways to partner with families to foster positive child guidance.
PLC 823 K
May 11

Developmentally-Appropriate Practice
Topics include national standards, essential components of developmentally-appropriate practice, and behavioral strategies to support children's learning and development.
PLC 824 L
June 1

Including All Children & the ADA
Topics include the requirements of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); inclusionary practices based on national standards and best practices; and local, state, and national resources.
PLC 828 L
June 8