Start on your path to a Preschool technical diploma. This industry-recognized diploma provides the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the field and all courses apply to the next level of degree.The diploma consists of eight courses for a total of 24 credits. Individuals who complete this diploma are eligible to submit a portfolio of their competencies to The Registry; Wisconsin's Recognition System for the Child Care and Education Profession and apply for the Wisconsin Preschool Professional Credential awarded by that agency. This certificate articulates with the Nicolet College Early Childhood Education Associate Degree.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|1030710800||ECE Early Language and Literacy
This 3-credit course explores strategies to encourage the development of early language and literacy knowledge and skill building?in children birth to 8 years of age.
|1030714800||ECE Foundations of Early Childhood Ed
This 3-credit course introduces the early childhood profession through a historical overview of the field. The course will explore program trends, quality indicators, and developmentally appropriate practices for children birth to age 8.
|1030716700||ECE Health Safety and Nutrition
This 3-credit course examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting. This course includes training for Abusive Head Trauma, SIDS, and Mandated Reporter certifications.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|1030711000||ECE Soc S Art and Music
This 3-credit course will focus on beginning level curriculum development in the specific integrated content areas of social studies, art, music, & movement (SSAMM).
|1030717900||ECE Child Development
Description The 3-credit course examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. This course focuses on children ages 3 -8 years.
|1030718800||ECE Guiding Child Behavior
This 3-credit course examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting. This course meets the requirements of the Wisconsin Pyramid Model training.
|1030716000||ECE Field Experience 1
In this 3-credit introductory field experience course, you will be introduced to the foundations of early childhood education under guided supervision of a mentor teacher in an early childhood setting, working with children birth through age 8. This course meets the requirements for the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards 18-hour training. Prerequisite: 1030716700 ECE Health Safety and Nutrition (C or better).
At A Glance
How You'll Learn
Term Start Dates
|Fall 2023: September 5||Spring 2024: January 8||Summer 2024: May 6|
Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.
Books & Supplies*
*Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.
Financial Aid Eligible
What You'll Learn
- Identify the relationship between child development theory to practice
- Develop positive relationships with children and adults
- Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum
- Utilize health, safety, and nutrition practices
Your Potential Careers
- Preschool Teacher
- Preschool Teacher Assistant
- Head Start Teacher Assistant
Median Annual Salary
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Gainful Employment Disclosure
This program is designed to be completed in 18 months.
This program will cost $4,614.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $5,444.00 of debt.
The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Wisconsin
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