YoungStar | Western Technical College



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Not Financial Aid Eligible

As a current child care provider working in the field, you can expand your skills, gain new insights, and help meet ranking criteria by taking credit-based courses for professional development. It’s not necessary to be enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program to participate, but credits could transfer to the associate’s degree program if you choose to pursue further study in this area.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost


This program will cost about $2,700* 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 a Career Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Family Child Care Provider
Day Care Provider
Preschool Teacher

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$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 reading, sentence skills, 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 waivers here.

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

Additional Information

Program Contact

Tracy Craker
Program Chair, YoungStar

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