Degree & Certificate Planning
At PCC you can earn an Associate of Art (AA) Degree, Associate of Science (AS) Degree, Associate Degree for Transfer (AD-T), Certificate of Achievement, or an Occupational Skills Certificate. Use the guidelines below to help you plan which courses to take while at PCC in order to earn a degree and/or certificate.
Your major or area of emphasis will be whichever Career and Technical Education Certificate you choose to earn.
The Associate of Arts (AA-T) and Associate of Science (AS-T Degrees for Transfer make it easier for you to transfer to a California State University to earn a bachelor degree. Earning an AA-T or AS-T degree at PCC guarantees you admission to the CSU system with junior standing and prepares you to complete a Bachelor degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.Requirements to earn an AD-T vary depending on the major that you choose to pursue. Please review the requirements for your specific major.
Our Career and Technical Education Certificates will give you the knowledge and training you need to enter a specialized career or enhance your skills for advancement in your job. Coursework completed while earning a Certificate can also be applied to an AS Degree to further increase your employability. Requirements vary depending on the Certificate that you are planning to earn.