Community College Programs is comprised of the academic divisions of Career & Technical Education and Concurrent Enrollment. It coordinates with and supports academic departments in offering certificates and two-year degrees. For detailed information on a given department or academic program, please refer to the information provided under each alphabetically-listed department name in this catalog or contact the appropriate academic advisor.
Certificates of Proficiency are designed to impart immediately transferrable skills for a specific set of job duties in less than one year of study.
Certificates of Completion are one-year programs that offer expanded skill sets and a deeper general knowledge of the area of study.
There are three types of associate degrees: Associate of Art (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Applied Science (AAS).
AA and AS degrees:
Most associate degrees typically take two years of full-time study to complete. While AA and AAS degrees have similar core curriculum, combined of both arts and sciences, the AAS places a higher focus on math and science classes. The AA degree uses both liberal arts and sciences as part of the core curriculum. An AA degree also prepares students to continue on for a four-year degree.