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Ready to Start a Career?
Career and technical programs provide knowledge and training for a wide variety of occupations that demand education beyond high school.
You can prepare for employment by completing a two-year associate degree in applied sciences or by completing shorter term certificate programs. In many career fields, this training may enhance employment opportunities by providing you with industry certifications desired by employers. Be sure to speak with an academic adviser about your career and education options. Meanwhile, please explore our Career & Technical program offerings.
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Career & Technical Programs
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is intended to prepare you for direct entry into the workforce. The AAS degree may also help you prepare for career advancement, occupational licenses, or study at the baccalaureate level. As a minimum, the AAS must include 90 quarter credits or equivalent proficiency; a recognizable core of, or demonstrated competencies in, specific general education courses; and an established standard of academic achievement.
Certificates of Completion
Certificates of completion are awarded for occupational content only. They must be state approved, have a defined job entry point, represent college level work, and meet State Board of Education criteria. Certificates of completion programs must be comprised of 12 to 108 credits.
Programs that have a career pathway road map will be denoted by a . Career Pathway road maps help you to visualize our educational offerings. With it, you can also see how our certificates and degrees lead to a career. Plus, you can explore educational options after completing your certificate or degree. You can read more on the career pathways page.