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.
Pine Technical & Community College offers the Diploma and AAS Degrees to prepare you for a career in child support services within Human Service Agencies across the state. These programs have been developed in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and PTCC is the only Minnesota institution with an approved DHS program, with access to the DHS computer systems.