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Academic Degrees and Certificates

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 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. Specializations in:

Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs
The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to provide specific programmatic coursework that prepares students for the workplace or provides new skills for career advancement. In general, this degree is not transferable to a four-year institution. However, RCC does have specific articulation agreements with some area colleges and universities for some of these programs.

Certificate Programs
The Certificate programs are designed to provide specific programmatic coursework that prepares students for the workplace or provides new skills for career advancement. These certificates are not transferable to a four-year institution.

Career Studies Certificate Programs
Career studies program options are developed and implemented as community needs are identified and institutional resources permit. These certificates are not transferable to a four-year institution.

This page was last modified on June 12, 2014. 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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