Degree Options


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  • A.A. DEGREE

    Associate of Arts (A.A. Degree)

    The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is the basic university transfer degree and the equivalent of the first two years of a bachelor's degree. The A.A. degree requires 60 credit hours of coursework (including 36 hours of general education courses) and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average in all attempted courses. Students in some of these programs may be able to transfer to four-year institutions.

  • A.S. DEGREE

    Associate of Science (A.S. Degree) 

    An Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is a career education degree designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. Some A.S. degrees transfer into specific upper division programs. The A.S. degree requires 60 credit hours of coursework (including 15 hours of general education courses) and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average in all attempted courses.

  • A.A.S. DEGREE

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

    An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year, career education degree designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. The A.A.S. degree requires 60 credit hours of coursework (including 15 hours of general education courses) and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average in all attempted courses.  

  • A.A.T. DEGREE

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

    An Associate of Arts in Teaching degree is a designed to provide the first two years of baccalaureate program in elementary or secondary education or to prepare students for entry in the workforce. The A.A.T. requires 60 credit hours of coursework (including 36 hours of general education courses) and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average in all attempted courses.

  • A.S.E. DEGREE

    Associate of Arts in Engineering (A.S.E.)

    An Associate of Arts in Engineering is a transfer-oriented degree developed to help ease students’ transfer to four-year engineering programs. The A.S.E. degree requires 60+ credit hours of coursework and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average in all attempted courses.

  • Certificate

    Certificates

    Certificate programs consist of postsecondary adult education courses designed to prepare students for entry into employment. The certificate does not require 60 credit hours of college coursework. However, students must meet specific basic skills requirements in English, mathematics and writing. Certificates typically take six months to two years to complete, depending on the program.  To qualify for graduation with a certificate, students must pass all required courses and must have a 2.0 average for all courses required by the certificate program.