Early Childhood Professional | Western Technical College

Early Childhood Professional

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

303079

Credits: 

24.00
Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall

The Early Childhood Professional technical diploma provides the knowledge and experience necessary to truly make a difference in the lives of children. Hands-on fieldwork and related academic work will prepare you to work with children from birth through five years of age in a child care center setting. Start your child care teaching career with this credential, or continue your education with Western’s Early Childhood Education associate’s degree.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Early Childhood Professional

This program will cost about $3,900* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements

To enroll in the Early Childhood Professional program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program's Essential Functions, begin the background check process, and provide proof of your Health Record.  You can find links to these documents below. The last step for admission to the program will be to complete an Intent to Enroll form. Please see the details below.

Additional Information

Our Health and Public Safety programs are required to report additional information to prospective students, including certification exams, licensure, program completion rates, etc. You can find this information in the document below:

Program Contact

Tracy Craker
Program Chair, Early Childhood Education
608-789-6144
CrakerT@westerntc.edu

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Early Childhood Professional

Career Pathways

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