Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS) & Certificates

All occupational degrees are approved by the State Board for Community College and Occupational Education and have a minimum of 60 credits. The AAS degree prepares students for entry-level employment in a given occupation or upgrades employable skills. While not intended for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program, all AAS degrees have limited transferability. In each AAS program, some of the courses are articulated with and accepted by at least one specific baccalaureate program. Talk with an Academic Advisor for specific details.

NOTE: Students who have taken prerequisite courses more than seven years ago are strongly encouraged to take an assessment test over the prerequisite material to ensure adequate prior knowledge to be successful in future courses. The outcome of the assessment test will help the student determine whether or not he or she needs to re-take the prerequisite course. The assessment test is available in the CCD Testing Center.

For Health Science degrees, because of program accreditation requirements, students must have completed all science courses within the previous seven years before the first day of class in a health program.

Program Name Degree Type
Accounting - Bookkeeping/PayrollCertificate
Accounting - Tax PreparationCertificate
Advanced Manufacturing - See Engineering Graphics, Fabrication Welder, Machine Technologies
Applied TechnologyAAS
Architectural TechnologiesAAS
Architectural Technologies - Basic Architectural TechnologiesCertificate
Architectural Technologies - Intermediate Architectural TechnologiesCertificate
Architectural Technologies - Architectural Technologies Professional DevelopmentCertificate
Architectural Technologies - Architectural Technologies Architecture Professional Studies (ARE PREP)Certificate
Architectural Technologies - REVITCertificate
Architectural Technologies - Architectural Computer VisualizationsCertificate
Business Administration - ManagementAAS
Business Administration - MarketingAAS
Business Administration - Real EstateAAS
Business Administration - Customer ServiceCertificate
Business Administration - EntrepreneurshipCertificate
Business Administration - Retail ManagementCertificate
Business Technology - Administrative ProfessionalAAS
Business Technology - Legal Administrative AssistantAAS
Business Technology - Healthcare AdministrationAAS
Business Technology - Administrative AssistantCertificate
Business Technology - Office AssistantCertificate
Business Technology - Healthcare AdministrationCertificate
Computer Information SystemsAAS
Computer Information Systems - Computer TechnologyCertificate
Criminal JusticeAAS
Criminal Justice - Homeland SecurityCertificate
Dental HygieneAAS
Early Childhood EducationAAS
Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Education DirectorCertificate
Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Education Teacher, Level ICertificate
Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Education Teacher, Level IICertificate
Engineering Graphics - Mechanical DesignerAAS
Engineering Graphics - Intermediate Mechanical DesignerCertificate
Engineering Graphics - Basic Mechanical DesignerCertificate
Engineering Graphics - InventorCertificate
Engineering Graphics - SolidworksCertificate
Engineering Graphics - Scanned Input 3D ModelingCertificate
Fabrication WelderAAS
Fabrication Welder - Basic WeldingCertificate
Fabrication Welder - Intermediate WeldingCertificate
Fabrication Welder - ARC WelderCertificate
Fabrication WelderCertificate
Food, Nutrition, and WellnessCertificate
Graphic DesignAAS
Graphic DesignCertificate
Human Services Transfer DegreeAAS
Human Services Pre-Social Work DegreeAAS
Human ServicesCertificate
Information TechnologyAAS
Information Technology - Computer Service and SupportCertificate
Information Technology - Network SecurityCertificate
Journalism - See Multi-Media Journalism
Machine Technologies - CNC ManufacturingAAS
Machine Technologies - CNC ManagementAAS
Machine Technologies - Basic MachiningCertificate
Machine Technologies - Intermediate MachiningCertificate
Machine Technologies - CNC Machine Tool OperatorCertificate
Machine Technologies - Industrial Maintenance TechnologiesCertificate
Machine Technologies - CNC Wire EDMCertificate
Machine Technologies - Five Axis Milling MachineCertificate
Machine Technologies - Multi Axis LatheCertificate
Medical AssistingAAS
Medical AssistingCertificate
Multi-Media JournalismCertificate
Nurse AideCertificate
Paralegal - TransferAAS
Paralegal - General ParalegalCertificate
Radiation TherapyCertificate
Radiologic TechnologyAAS
Radiologic Technology - Computed Tomography, Non-distanceCertificate
Radiologic Technology - Computed Tomography, DistanceCertificate
Radiologic Technology - MammographyCertificate
Surgical TechnologyAAS
Veterinary TechnologyAAS
Veterinary Technology - Veterinary Technology AssistantCertificate

Certificates are designed to provide students with skills needed for entry-level positions in occupational fields and to enhance skills of those already employed in occupational fields. To accelerate opportunities within an occupational field, students enroll in certificates that build to an AAS. Courses in certificates usually apply to Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degrees within the program.

Students may enroll in courses within their chosen program, if they meet the prerequisites, before declaring a program.