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Early Childhood Education

Tech Prep Program

Tech Prep is a program of study, which begins in high school, continues at a postsecondary institution and culminates in an associate degree, two‐year certificate, apprenticeship, or further postsecondary study in a career and technical field. Tech Prep in Massachusetts is delivered through a state wide network of consortia, each comprised of secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, employment and training providers, and business and industry. Collaboratively, consortium members develop and implement an integrated curriculum in applied academics, occupational education and workplace experiences.

The Early Childhood Department has a very strong partnership with the Worcester Vocational Technical High School. Selected students for WVTHS will participate in a month long internship at QCC at the end of their junior and senior years. This allows for an extremely smooth transition to the ECE Program.

Access to more information for QCC Tech Prep is located on the home page at http://www.qcc.edu/services/tech‐prep.