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AAS – Early Care and Education

Semester hours required for graduation: 67

Advisors: Dr. Monica Stukes


The Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Early Care and Education is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of educational and child-care programs for children from birth through school age. Graduates are prepared to assume positions in programs such as Head Start, Early Head Start, public schools as para-professionals, childcare, after-school care, public or private preschools or kindergartens, or working with children with special needs.


The WTC Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Care and Education is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As an accredited program, several colleges in South Carolina have agreed to accept Early Care and Education coursework into a baccalaureate degree through articulation agreements. Please see your program advisor for details.

B. Additional Required General Education: 7 Credit Hours

MUS 105 Music Appreciation (3)SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (4)

D. Electives: 6 Credit Hours

Courses chosen with advisor approval.

(It is recommended that students work closely with their advisor to determine courses taken in this area. Consideration should be given to student program plan and all courses must be with advisor approval.)

Tuition and book costs reflect the projected cost of the complete program.

Graduation times may vary according to course availability and/or individual course load. Consult faculty advisor.

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