At PCC you can earn an Associate of Art (AA) Degree, Associate in 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.

Associate of Art (AA) Degree

The AA and AS degrees can stand alone, giving you the skills to enter the workforce. Or, they can be the first steps towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year university.

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Associate in Science (AS) Degree

The AS degrees in Career Technical Education prepare you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. You may also choose to continue your studies and earn a Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Your major or area of emphasis will be whichever Career and Technical Education Certificate you choose to earn.

Download AS Degree Requirements

Earning an AA-T or AS-T degree at PCC guarantees you admission to many four-year universities with junior standing and prepares you to complete a bachelor degree in a similar major at a CSU or a participating UC, HBCU or private university.Requirements to earn an AD-T vary depending on the major that you choose to pursue. Please review the requirements for your specific major. 

See All AD-T Programs at PCC

Certificate of Achievement

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.

See All Certificates Available at PCC

Occupational Skills Certificate

Earning an Occupational Skills Certificate develops your job skills in a special area of occupational education in a short period of time. Successful completion may certify that you are prepared with job entry skills and/or skills to upgrade or advance in an existing career.

See All Certificates Available at PCC

Check Your Progress Towards Earning Your Degree or Certificate!

You can use LancerPlan to view your Degree Audit. The Degree Audit will tell you which requirements are needed or pending in order to earn your degree or certificate. 

Note: The Degree Audit does not include credits taken at another college or AP or IB or CLEP credit.

How to View A Degree Audit