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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 Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Care and Education at Williamsburg Technical College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The current accreditation term runs from March 2023 to March 2029.


For more information regarding our program outcome measures, please click here.

SC Endeavors offers a Smart Money Bonus for early childhood teachers who earn Credentials through their Credentialing System. Check out the link below for some of the credentials and smart money bonuses available through courses offered here at Williamsburg Technical College. If you have any additional questions, contact Dr. Stukes for more assistance 843-355-4128.


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.

Neither the Bureau of Labor Statistics nor Williamsburg Technical College controls or guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the employment information listed above. Further, the inclusion of links to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it a guarantee of student employability from a particular program of study.