Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Program Purpose: 

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Occupational Development involves a formal partnership between Pierpont Community & Technical College, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), and labor unions. Apprentices who seek the A.A.S. in Occupational Development earn part of their college credits from designated classroom training and On-the-Job training that are required in their BAT apprenticeship programs and other college credits through enrollment in courses at Pierpont Community & Technical College. These A.A.S. degrees require a minimum of 60 semester hours. Current programs include Early Childhood Practitioner.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the A.A.S. in Occupational Development, students will be able to do the following:

  • Consolidating On-the Job experiences with classroom training
  • Communicate effectively as a professional
  • Learn the most current trends in the industry
  • Expand learning opportunities and professional development

Sustainable employment and accelerated promotion opportunities in the specialized area.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTITIONER..............................64 SEM. HRS.

Contact the Program Coordinator at (304) 363-4848 for additional information.