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Early Childhood Education

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Earn your Associate in Applied Science degree in early childhood education!

With Bates Technical College, you can take the first step in making a difference in children's lives. Our early childhood education program is designed to help you discover a rewarding career dedicated to making an impact in the lives of young people and their families. Students prepare for positions as early learning program teachers, assistant teachers, program supervisors and center directors.

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Instructor Spotlight

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Brian Smith, Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering instructor Brian Smith says his personal values are the three M's-Music, Mountains, and Mathematics (and, by extension civil engineering, a form of applied physics). He admires the built environment and large projects, such as bridges, tunnels, dams, canals, freeways and skyscrapers. This is the essence of a Civil Engineering Technician's job-to assist in the design and completion of such projects. With nearly 40 years of combined teaching and fieldwork experience, Brian says his major accomplishment was the design of a large freeway interchange in Fresno, California.

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