Degree Descriptions

Associate of Arts

This broad degree is designed for transfer into a four-year college or university. This degree can be completed in approximately two years when enrolled full-time.

Associate of Science

The AS degree is designed for transfer into a four-year college or university and focuses on programs that are math and science oriented. This degree can be completed in approximately two years when enrolled full-time.

Associate of Applied Science

This degree is designed for employment or transfer into a four-year college or university on a parallel course evaluation basis. The AAS degree is focused on high-quality technical courses with less general education courses. This degree can be completed in approximately two years when enrolled full-time.

Diploma

Diploma programs are designed as preparation for graduates to meet employment requirements. Several programs provide opportunities to complete an associate degree with an additional year of study. A diploma can be earned in approximately two to three semesters when enrolled full-time.

Certificate

These programs provide training to gain, renew or enhance skills for current employment or employment marketability. The certificate completion times vary based on program of study.

Career Pathway Certificate

Career Pathway Certificates are specially designed to provide job skills and hands-on training to open the doors to entry-level employment opportunities and introduce students to college courses that can transfer to a degree or diploma program for continued education. Most career pathway certificates can be completed in 12 months or less.

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