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Cost, Scholarships, & Discounts

Education is an investment in yourself and your future. While securing financing can be a challenge, Theoria Technical College is committed to helping identify the best way to fund your educational journey. 




Tuition per Course (2020 Academic Year, beginning with January 2020): Includes registration & tuition

  • All ECE Courses (including Major Core & ECE electives): $325

  • Undergraduate Lower Division Courses: $1,120

  • *Standard fees and book costs apply

For a full list of fees, please read our catalog below



Theoria Technical College is proud to be a yellow ribbon school and it is a privilege for us to provide support for those who serve. That is why we are proud to offer a discount to active duty personnel or veterans of the U.S. Military and National Guard and their eligible dependents at a rate of 25% off of tuition costs.



In keeping with our values of equity, equality, and inclusion, Theoria Technical College seeks to attract a diverse group of students who will thrive in this learning environment. Through the generosity of numerous donors who believe in the mission of Theoria Technical College, we are pleased to offer scholarship assistance to support your academic journey and to reward your academic excellence. The award amounts of these grants varies based on need and the funds do not need to be paid back. Learn more about scholarship and grant opportunities at Theoria Technical College below.

There are NO current Scholarships or Grants available

  • COVID-19 Early Education Scholarship   (2nd Round)     | August 2020 - September 2020         | Past Due

  • COVID-19 Early Education Scholarship   (1st Round)      | June 2020 - July 2020                           | Past Due

  • Winter Special                                                                        | January 2020                                         |Past Due



Currently we do not offer financial aid.



Next Start Date:

April 17, 2021

Start as soon as you complete enrollment!

Theoria Technical College offers open enrollment. Students may enroll at any time.  Upon enrollment, students will receive orientation instruction as to school policies and procedures required to comply with the school, regulations, and outlining established tuition, fees, and charges.

With our online degree program, certificate program, or courses, students can start almost every weekend, all year long.

No need to wait for spring or fall semester. It's back-to-school time at Theoria year-round. Get started by talking to an Enrollment Counselor today, and you'll be on your way to realizing your dream of associates degree—sooner than you might think!

Learn about online college admissions at Theoria.

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Degrees & Programs


  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education 

Theoria Technical College

5857 Owens Avenue, Suite 300, Carlsbad, CA  92008

Office: (760) 487-8436 | Fax: (800) 608-5994



  • Child Growth and Development (ECE/CDA-100)

  • Child, Family, and Community (ECE/CDA-200)

  • Program Curriculum Theories, Methods, and Materials (ECE/CDA-300)

  • S.T.E.M. for Preschool (ECE/CDA-310)

  • ​Infant/Toddler Development and Care  (ECE/CDA-400)

  • Early Childhood Program Administration and Management (ECE/CDA-500)

  • Adult Supervision and Leadership (ECE/CDA-510)

  • Preventive Health, Safety, and Nutrition with Pediatric First-Aid and CPR (ECE/CDA-600)


Theoria Technical College is a private institution located in Carlsbad, California. Theoria Technical College is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. (School Code: 93832543)

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