Associate of Arts Degree

Requirements

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All graduates of the AA degree must meet the program requirements listed in the Associate of Arts Degree Plan below. Up to 4 credits of physical education may apply to this degree.

NOTE: Students who have taken prerequisite courses longer 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 determine if the prerequisite course needs to be retaken. 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.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
Or COM 125
Interpersonal Communication 
Or COM 220: Intercultural Communication (GT-SS3)
 
ENG 121 English Composition I : GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 1,3 4
Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 4 3
Elective 3
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
Guaranteed Transfer History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Guaranteed Transfer Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Guaranteed Transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) 3
Elective 3
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 4 3
Guaranteed Transfer Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1 or GT-SC2) 3
Elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
Guaranteed Transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) 3
Guaranteed Transfer Elective (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4, GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3, GT-HI1) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

 Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

Any guaranteed transfer math course (GT-MA1) will fulfill this requirement.  

4

 6 total Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities credits must be from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4).

Electives

Advanced Academic Achievement
Accounting Principles I
Accounting Principles II
ANT - all courses
ARA - all courses 111 and higher
ART - all courses
ASL - all courses 121 and higher
AST - all courses
BIO - all courses
Introduction to Business
Legal Environment of Business
Business Communication and Report Writing
Business Statistics
CHE - all courses
CHI - all courses 111 and higher
Introduction to PC Applications
COM - all courses
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3
DAN & PED - all courses (up to 4 credits total)
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Introduction to Early Childhood Education Techniques
Nutrition, Health and Safety
ECE Child Growth and Development
Administration: Human Relations for Early Childhood Education
ECO - all courses
Introduction to Education
ENG - all courses 121 and higher
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1
FRE - all courses 111 and higher
GEO - all courses
GER - all courses 111 and higher
GEY - all courses
HIS - all courses
HUM - all courses
Human Nutrition
ITA - all courses 111 and higher
JOU - all courses
JPN - all courses 111 and higher
LIT - all courses
MAT - all courses 120 and higher
MGD - all courses
MUS - all courses
PHI - all courses
PHY - all courses
POS - all courses
PSY - all courses
Integrated Science with Lab: GT-SC1
Integrated Science II with Lab: GT-SC1
SOC - all courses
SPA - all courses 111 and higher
THE - all courses
WST - all courses