Degrees & Certificates

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Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts Degrees

The Associate of Arts degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of the academic transfer program with a minimum of 64 credit hours including 45 hours of general education courses. This degree is best suited to most transfer students as it parallels the work done in the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year institution.


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 Fine Arts Degree

The Associate of Fine Arts degree is a transfer degree providing freshmen and sophomore course work for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Students may choose between emphasis areas in studio art or graphic design.


Associate of Science Degrees

The Associate of Science degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of specifically identified programs. The work parallels the work done in the first two years of a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year institution. The programs leading to the Associate of Science degree at SCC include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health Information Management, Nursing, Physical Education, 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.