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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – September 21, 2017 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that according to, FTCC’s Early Childhood AAS program ranks 12th in the nation. Young children need caring, professional educators with a special skillset to guide them through their first educational environment. An early childhood education online associate degree lets students who are new to the field explore it with minimal financial commitment.

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Students can pursue an Early Childhood online associate degree at FTCC in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with applications accepted year-round. The five-semester, 64-credit program requires that applicants have  high school diploma or placement test equivalent. Graduates of the program will find plenty of job opportunities, including working in childcare services, private households, elementary and secondary schools, Head Start programs, religious organizations, and other school-age programs. Courses available in the ECE associate program include two practicums, child development I and II, child guidance, classroom management, and active play.

Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Early Childhood AAS program is accredited separately by the National Association for the Education of Young Childre (NAEYC). For additional information, please contact Angel Bryant (, FTCC Chair for Early Childhood Association, at 910.678-8566.

Fayetteville Technical Community College was established in 1961 and serves over 40,000 students annually by providing over 250 occupational technical, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs to meet students’ needs and desires as well as the community Visit FTCC’s website at Like us on Facebook / Follow us on Twitter @faytechcc.