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Early Childhood Education Degrees & Certificates

Red Rocks Community College offers the following degrees and certificates in Early Childhood Education:


  • Associate of Arts Early Childhood Education (designated degree / see below)
  • Associate of Applied Sciences Early Childhood Education Degree

Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education Designated Degree

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.

This AA Early Childhood Education Desginated Degree will transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.


  • Director-ECE Early Childhood
  • Infant/Toddler teacher and Early Childhood Preschool Teacher

Please click here to view Early Childhood Education degrees and certificates.

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Four Year Degree Programs

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Flow Charts for Degrees and Certificates

Degree Check

New and current ECE students are encouraged to meet with an ECE advisor at the beginning of their program or course of study. Students can track their progress using the DegreeWorks program auditing report feature located in the portal, The Rock. To get started, just log in and look for the "Degree Check!" icon.

Career Paths / Options in Early Childhood Education

  • Child Care Worker
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teacher, Kindergarten or Elementary School
  • Education Administrator
  • Postsecondary Teacher

See your advisor to map out your educational pathway to your chosen career path.

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Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." (Click here for more information.) The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.