Degrees & Certificates

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Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts Degrees

The following academic areas of study are included in the College Transfer Program:

Select an area of study and see a schedule guide. These two-year guides are suggestions to help students in developing their own educational plans. Individual courses may in most cases be taken in different semesters, or the whole program may be stretched out over more than four semesters.


Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

The Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree is a transfer degree for future educators.


Associate of Applied Science Degrees

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of one of the career-technical programs.  Although this is not intended to be a transfer degree, some courses do transfer to four-year institutions.


Associate of Science Degrees

The Associate of Science degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of specifically identified programs with a minimum of 64 semester hours. The work parallels the work done in the first two years of a Bachelor of Science degree at four-year institutions. The programs leading to the Associate of Science degree at SCC include Biology, Chemistry, Health Information Technology, Nursing, Pre-Engineering and Pre-Pharmacy.


Certificates of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students completing the requirements of one of the career programs with a minimum of 30 semester hours.


Certificates of Specialization

Certificates of Specialization are for people who desire information or skills in a specific area that is usually related to their current job. Students must complete specific program requirements as listed under each program in the catalog. They can usually be completed in a short period of time. The credit hours earned can be applied toward a Certificate of Achievement and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in the related field, should the student wish to continue study.