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Academic Degrees and Certificates

RCC offers the following degrees or certificates for students who successfully complete approved programs:

  • Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S) degree is awarded to students majoring in a specialized curriculum, who may transfer to four-year colleges or universities after completing their community college programs.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is awarded to students majoring in occupational-technical curricula, who may plan to obtain full-time jobs immediately after graduation from the College.
  • Certificate is awarded to students who complete one of the approved non-degree curricula (less than two years in length).

Associate of Arts and Sciences

Transfer Degree Program

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree Program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. By selecting appropriate electives, students should be able to complete the lower division requirements for a variety of majors at the baccalaureate level.

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Psychology/Social Work
  • Teacher Education (PreK-8)

Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs

  • Business Management
  • Emergency Medical Services (through Northern Virginia Community College)
  • General Engineering Technology
  • Nursing
  • Protective Services Technology, Administration of Justice

Certificate Programs

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Support Technology
  • General Education
  • Law Enforcement
  • Practical Nursing

Career Studies Certificate Programs

  • Administrative Professional
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Banking
  • Computer Applications Specialist
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrician
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Entrepreneurship Career Studies Certificate
  • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Industrial Electricity/Electronics
  • Instructional Technology
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Marine Trades Technology
  • Medical Administrative Office Specialist
  • Medical Coding and Billing Specialist
  • Millwright Technology
  • Nurse Aide
  • Phlebotomy
  • Web Page Design
  • Welding: Arc and Gas

This page was reviewed on June 11, 2013, updated on May 19, 2013. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.

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