Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
Northcentral Technical College

Program Details

Northcentral Technical College offers an online Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree that prepares students for careers in the field.  Coursework prepares students to analyze theoretical principles of early childhood education and apply those principles in various early childcare settings.  Each student will gain experience working with infants and toddlers, preschool age children, children with differing abilities, and Pre-K through 3rd grade students by completing a practicum placement in each age level.  You will learn about health, safety, and nutrition practices and the best practices in teaching and learning while also gaining skills in demonstrating professionalism, assessing growth and development, and cultivating relationships with children, family, and the community. 

Graduates are prepared for occupations that include:

  • Day Care Center Teacher
  • Child Care Director
  • Child Care Program Supervisor
  • Elementary Public School Teacher Aide
  • Preschool Teacher


  • Criminal background check

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission