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Overview of Degree and Certificate Programs

How long will it take to complete my program?

Associate Degree, Certificate and Certificate of Achievement programs are completed by following a course sequence designed by the academic departments.

Students can complete a program in the time listed below if they are full-time students (taking 15 credits a semester) and follow the sequence designed by their department. Students who must complete developmental courses may take longer to finish the program. We offer summer classes, winter classes, and a summer bridge program to accelerate degree completion.

Interested students should contact the academic departments to receive specific information about course sequencing and the expected time required to complete individual programs, as time to completion may vary based on external requirements, previously completed coursework and other factors.

Degree/ Certificate Designed for? Prior Degree? Expected time to completion
Associate of Arts (A.A.) transfer to Bachelor’s degree no 2 Academic Years
Associate of Science (A.S.) transfer to Bachelor’s degree no 2 Academic Years
Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) transfer to Bachelor’s degree no 2 Academic Years
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) skill development and
entry into workforce
no 2 Academic Years
Certificate skill development and
entry into workforce
some require Associate or higher 1 Academic Year
Certificate of Achievement skill development and
entry into workforce
some require Associate or higher 1-2 Semesters
Professional Certificate (non-credit) skill development and
entry into workforce
no 1-2 Semesters