Pine Technical & Community College's Early Childhood Development sequence of programs including the Certificate, Diploma, AAS, and AS degrees are designed to prepare you as early care and education professionals in a variety of settings. The program has articulation agreements with three universities, and supports students who wish to transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree. Individuals must have a high school diploma, or GED, and pass a criminal background study to be admitted into the ECD programs.
Pine Technical & Community College offers two program levels to prepare you for a career as an Eligibility Worker in a county human services agency. These programs have been developed in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The AAS and Diploma levels provide the needed competencies to meet the requirements of the Minnesota Merit System.
PTCC's accelerated program is designed for working adults looking to advance their careers in education. The Early Childhood Certificate will give you the education you need, at a cost that won't hold you back, in a timeframe that keeps you moving forward.