Programs and Certificates
Associate of Arts
The Associate in Arts degree (AA) including Human Services, Liberal Arts, and Native American Studies, and Native American Studies (Language Emphasis) is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college to complete a bachelor’s degree. It can be considered the first two years of a four-year degree program. The AA degree is a liberal arts degree.
Associate of Science
The Associate in Science degree (AS) including Science, Small Business Administration, and Pre Nursing is intended for students who wish to balance a liberal arts education with career oriented classes. The primary purpose of the degree is to provide the credentials for a specific career and prepare students for admission to an upper division college.
Associate of Applied Science
The Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) including Accounting, Agriculture and Natural Resources is primarily intended if students plan to use the competence gained through the degree for immediate employment. The AAS degree is granted in a specific major and typically at least 1/2 of the coursework is in the program area and the balance of credits are either in your program area or general education depending on the specific program chosen.
Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science degree (BS) including Business Administration and Human Services is intended for students who wish to balance a liberal arts education with career-oriented classes. The primary purpose of the degree is to provide the credentials for a specific career and prepare students for admission to an upper division college.
Certificates are intended for those students who want to focus on learning specific occupational skills and use them for immediate employment or career advancement. LCOOCC offers one year certificates with a minimum of 30 credits. Specialized certificates that vary in length and credit assignment are also offered.