This program involves a formal partnership between Pierpont Community & Technical College, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) and labor unions. This program has a concentration option in Early Childhood Practitioner.

Lori Barrett
Program Coordinator/Laboratory Preschool Director

This program has an articulation agreement with West Virginia University, meaning you can continue on to a four-year degree at WVU upon graduating.

Enrollment in this program is restricted to students who have completed the US Department of Labor Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist (ACDS) program.

Students will plan, prepare, and implement developmentally appropriate curriculums during their time in the program.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in one of our Occupational Development program concentrations, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of fields, including:

  • Child Care Center Teacher
  • Child Care Center Director
  • Nanny

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.


Pierpont is an open enrollment institution. Only a standard Pierpont application is needed for this program.