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Education

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We Share Your Passion

You already have a passion for teaching. We want to give you the foundation to help you build a career that not only helps you develop our future generations but also strengthen our communities with the future leaders you inspire. Programs in this category prepare students to enter into education and library related careers.

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University Transfer Plans

  • Associate of Arts in Teaching

    Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T)

    Child care teachers and school teachers play a vital role in preparing children and youth to build skills they will need throughout life. The AAT degree is a state-approved degree leading to university transfer for those pursuing careers in education.

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Early Childhood Development

  • Early Childhood Development: Administrative Specialty

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

    Certificate

    Child care teachers and school teachers play a vital role in preparing children and youth to build skills they will need throughout life. The administrative specialty provides the knowledge and skills needed to run day to day operations at child care facilities.

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  • Early Childhood Development: Instructional Specialty

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

    Certificate

    Child care teachers and school teachers play a vital role in preparing children and youth to build skills they will need throughout life. The instructional specialty prepares teachers on the front lines working with young learners.

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Alternative Teacher Certification

  • Alternative Teacher Certification

    Business and Industry Credential

    TeachWorthy is a state-approved program that helps people achieve their dream of becoming a certified teacher through an accelerated, flexible, route.

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Types of Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

The A.A. degree is the equivalent to the first two years at a university. Although at about half the cost, it’s a much more affordable way to start out. You’ll also be able to complete all your core curriculum requirements which transfer to any state university in Texas. Once you’re finished at BC, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university.

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

An A.S. degree is designed for students who are wanting to pursue a math or science oriented bachelor degree. Looking for a reason to choose BC? Not only do we offer the same quality education as a university, but you’ll also earn your degree at a price you can afford.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

An Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree plan designed for students wanting to jump into a high-skill, high-wage job immediately after graduation. Whether you’re looking to be an EMT responding to accident scenes or working in petrochemical facilities ensuring the plant is running efficiently and safe, we’re committed to preparing you for your future. In fact, our partnership programs between the college, surrounding communities and local industry ensure we're providing the best training using state-of-the-art equipment.

Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

The bachelor’s degree is an upper-level degree that offers students an opportunity to continue their education beyond the associate’s level. A Bachelor of Applied Technology degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. Bachelor’s degrees require about four years of study (including time spent earning the associate degree).

Certificate

Certificates are specialized credit programs that train students in a specific field. For students who meet degree-seeking requirements, college credits earned through the certificate programs can be applied toward a related Associate of Science degree.

Business and Industry Credential

Business and Industry Credentials are non-credit programs that provide industry training which result in a workforce certificate. They are designed for quick entry into the workforce.