Degrees, Programs and Certificates

Associate in Arts, A.A.

The Associate in Arts degree is designed for transfer to a four-year institution.

Associate in Fine Arts, A.F.A.

The Associate in Fine Arts degree is designed for the student who is planning a career in studio arts, photography or design or who plans to transfer to a four-year institution or professional art school. The program provides liberal studies required by most B.F.A. programs and sufficient studio courses for junior-year status.

Associate in Science, A.S.

The Associate in Science degree is designed for transfer to a four-year institution. The programs leading to the Associate of Science degree parallel those offered in the freshman and sophomore years at four-year institutions. Students who satisfactorily complete their chosen programs will be able to continue their college education into their junior and senior years at four year colleges or universities.

Associate in Applied Science, A.A.S.

The Associate in Applied Science degrees are career-related and designed for the student who is planning to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students receive education and training in the skills needed for employment, plus the general studies designed to turn out well-rounded employees. While some credits may transfer to four-year institutions, the A.A.S. programs are not designed for transfer.


These certificates are awarded to those students who successfully complete programs that are offered for college credit and which require a general education component. Professional certificates require no more than 35 credits and require college placement testing for admission. Professional certification requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Health Science Certificates

These certificates are non-credit but may be applied to the AAS in Health Sciences.