WCC and CSU Sacramento partner for ECE Bachelors Degree

Woodland Community College and CSU Sacramento partner to offer Bachelor of Arts in Child Development at Woodland campus! 

Woodland, CA – Woodland Community College (WCC) is excited to announce a continued partnership with the Sacramento State, College of Continuing Education to expand their Bachelor of Arts in Child Development: Early Development, Care and Education degree completion program to the Woodland campus starting Fall 2020.

The program was launched in the Fall Semester of 2019 at the WCC-Lake County Campus with 22 students enrolled in the first cohort. This partnership was developed to addresses a labor market need for those students who are interested in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) fields. In collaboration with Sacramento State, College of Continuing Education, students are able to complete their general education courses, lower division courses at Woodland Community College and also complete their course work to earn a bachelor’s degree at Woodland Community College.

This proven cohort model offers several benefits to both students and the public. For students, this translates into a pathway to increased earning potential to students who continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree.  For the public, this partnership will increase the proportion of Bachelor’s Degree level child development experts working with children in our community. WCC’s Career and Technical Education division is already planning to expand this model by offering a second cohort during the Fall 2020 semester at the Woodland Campus. Students who are interested in participating in this cohort at either the Lake County Campus or Woodland Campus can visit any one of our locations to learn about start dates.

“These types of partnerships really help to increase and develop the higher education pipeline. Affordability and transportation are often a challenge for many of our rural communities and this partnership helps to address some of those challenges. In addition, these models help to respond to industry needs and our hope is to expand these cohort models in other subject areas by further partnering with our regional four-year institutions,” said WCC College President, Dr. Art Pimentel.