Upon completion of 11-18 hours of specific courses at the Associate's Degree Level,
students may earn a technical certificate from the Community College. The certificate
is not a degree, but recognizes the student's academic work in a specific field (early
childhood education). Students who complete the certificate program can be recognized
at the graduation ceremony at the college. The TECTA courses are a part of the certificate
To provide professional development that nurtures the growth of individuals in a community of learners through an articulated statewide higher education system, resulting in the highest quality early childhood experiences for all of Tennessee’s children.