Are You A Match?
People who enjoy working with young children tend to have
certain characteristics in common.
The Early Childhood Care and Education program is a
sequence of courses designed to prepare students for
careers in child care and related fields. Learning
opportunities develop academic , technical and
professional knowledge and skills required for job
acquisition, retention and advancement. The program
emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and
education theory and practical application necessary for
For information on the careers available to you after
completion of this program, visit:
Additional Program Requirements
Criminal Background Checks
According to Rule 290-2-2-.09 of the BFS Rules and Regulations
for Day Care Centers, administrators, teachers/caregivers
and aides all must have a clear criminal background check.
School systems and the Head Start Program also require
employees to have no criminal record. The Sheriff's
Department in each county conducts criminal background
checks. Some may require a small fee. All ECE students
should be aware that a criminal record can and will be a
factor when seeking employment in the field of childcare.
If enrolled full time, credentials can be completed in the
following time frame:
The technical certificates of credit can be completed in 1 term
The diplomas can be completed in 4 terms (1 1/2 years).
The AA degree can be completed in 6 terms (2 years).
Name of diploma/degree/etc Credit hours Offerings (online/day/evening)
Child Development Specialist, TCC 14 Yes
Exceptionalities, TCC 9 Yes
ECE Diploma 53 Yes
Associate of Applied Science Degree 72 Yes
One time application fee
Once a year malpractice insurance fee
Late registration fees
Fees, by term, as follows:
Tuition is based on $89 per credit hour
($1,335 for 15 hours or more)
Registration fee of $50
Activity fee of $24
Technology fee of $105
Insurance of $4
Special Instructional fee of $50
Check with financial aid concerning your financial support eligibility. Check our website for the most recent tuition costs
and general fee costs.
MALPRACTICE INSURANCE: Students in Early Childhood Care and Education, Cosmetology, Esthetician, and all
Allied Health programs (except EMT) will be assessed an $11.00 malpractice insurance fee each Fall Semester. EMT
malpractice insurance is $46.00.
SENIOR CITIZENS: Residents of Georgia who are 62 years of age or older may attend credit classes without payment
of tuition. Proof of age must be presented at registration to receive the tuition waiver. All fees will be assessed.
Admission under this provision is granted on a space available basis and does not apply for continuing education
ONLINE STUDENTS: TRANSIENT students taking online classes are not charged insurance or activity fees. MTC
does not charge online students for proctoring when taking classes through a TCSG college. Online students should be
aware that other sites may charge fees. The student is responsible for any expenses incurred to secure a proctor.
DUALLY or JOINTLY ENROLLED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Do not pay instructional fees, application fees or
PROGRAM FEE EXCEPTIONS:
OUT OF STATE STUDENTS: Tuition is two times the regular tuition
OUT OF COUNTRY STUDENTS: Tuition is four times the regular tuition
Total Estimated Program Costs
Semester Certifications/ Licenses
Course offerings vary by campus and by term. Estimated book cost for degree students
is $550 per term and for diploma student is $ 500.00 per term.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the program be completed online?
The Child Development Specialist, TCC is available totally online.
The diploma and degree programs require lab hours. Some courses require campus attendance and/or job site experience.
Will these courses transfer to a university if I decide to complete a higher degree?
Moultrie Tech is part of the Technical Colleges System of Georgia. We currently hold a different accreditation than the universities. We are in
the process of seeking a new accreditation so that their will be seamless transfer of courses. If your long term goal is a higher degree, one
of the university system schools may be a better choice. However, our program provides an employable credential in less than 2 years. We
can get you out there and get you working.
What is I have a criminal record? Can I still enroll?
We do not deny enrollment to any student, however, you will not be able to complete the program (any courses which have lab hours) without
submitting a clear check.
What are the crimes that will keep a person from working in a licensed child care center or home if the person either resides at the location
or performs any services at the center or home and has contact with the children being cared for at the center or home?
A covered crime for licensed child care centers or homes is being arrested, charged or convicted of any of the following crimes:
1) Any felony (A felony is any crime which carries a sentence of 1 year or more. Note: A sentence of 12 months is not the same as 1
year. Generally, if a person receives a sentence of 12 months, it is a misdemeanor conviction. A detailed downloadable listing of all
felonies appears at the very end of this listing);
2) A violation of Code Section 16-5-23, relating to simple battery, when the victim is a minor;
3) A violation of Code Section 16-12-1, relating to contributing to the delinquency of a minor;
4) A violation of Chapter 6 of Title 16, relating to sexual offenses,
5) A violation of Code Section 16-4-1, relating to criminal attempt when the crime attempted is any of the crimes specified by this
6) Any other offenses committed in another jurisdiction which, if committed in this state, would be one of the enumerated crimes listed in
Reba Smith Ed.D., ECCE Instructor/Program Chair
Campus/office #: 229-217-4179
Veterans Parkway Campus, Moultrie
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Sandra Buckholts, ECCE Instructor, Tifton Campus
Campus/office #: 229-391-2642
52 Tech Drive, Tifton
Office hours: Mondays-Thursdays 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Fridays all day (By Appointment)
As set forth in its student catalog, Moultrie Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic
information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated
Lisa Newton, Title IX Equity Coordinator and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator - 229.217.4132
800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA 31788
Shealiah Jordan, Online Instructor
Campus/office #: 229-391-2642
Office hours: Available upon request
Tina Garrick, Online Instructor
Office hours: Available upon request