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Occupation-Based Skill Sets

In addition to associate degrees and certificates, NPRC offers other credentials to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce upon completion. These credit-bearing programs involve completion of more than 120 hours over varying timeframes depending on the structure of the program. These programs may prepare students for or result in the achievement of a variety of credentials, licenses, and certifications, some of which may be granted by external agencies.

Students who choose to complete the academic coursework or workforce development training required for credentialing related to Early Childhood Education are prepared to apply for industry credentials granted by external agencies. Those who complete workforce development training and are granted these credentials are eligible to apply for prior learning credit toward the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education.