2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, AAS-T

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T)

This program provides the student with classes in Early Childhood Education, supporting courses, as well as elective classes in other areas. Upon completion of the degree requirements, students should be able to work in programs involving young children: Head Start, childcare, parent cooperatives, private preschools, etc. The Olympic College Education Program is based on the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families Core Competencies.

This is a dual-purpose degree program that is intended to prepare students for employment in early care and education settings, as well as for transfer to specific baccalaureate degree programs.**

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Acquire, interpret, and use information and resources that support industry defined appropriate practice.
  2. Work as a team member and demonstrate respect for diversity in an early childhood environment to accomplish family, child and program goals.
  3. Demonstrate professional and personal accountability in decision making and practices relative to children, families, colleagues, and the community.
  4. Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of early childhood settings.
  5. Design, maintain, document, and evaluate early childhood environments and programming on a regular basis.

**NOTE: You must consult with an appropriate advisor to obtain information on specific requirements of the receiving baccalaureate institution.

Required Courses (90 Credits)

Communication (10 Credits)

Computation (5 Credits)

Social Sciences (10 Credits)

Natural Sciences (5 Credits)

  • A lab science course