The requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree may be met by completing a Major with a minimum of 18 semester units and the General Education Requirements.
The requirements for the Associate in Science Degree may be met by completing the graduation requirements in addition to the certificate requirements.
Certificate Programs are primarily business and technical programs for students desiring education beyond high school. These programs provide opportunities for students to prepare themselves for a wide variety of careers.
California Community Colleges are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree.