Degrees & Certificates (2018 - 2019)
Las Positas College is authorized by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to confer the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, and Certificate of Achievement upon students who complete the necessary requirements.
The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) Degrees offered by Las Positas College include Transfer Programs and Occupational Programs. Within each AA and AS Degree, there is a required general education component (see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern charts in this Catalog). General Education courses are grouped into several broad areas and are designed to cultivate intellect and imagination and to broaden awareness of the relationship and interdependence of ideas and disciplines.
Associate of Arts Degree
The Associate of Arts Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the minimum of 60 semester units with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better and meet the graduation requirements as set forth in the “Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate in Arts Degree” chart in this Catalog.
Associate of Science Degree
The Associate of Science Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the minimum of 60 semester units with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better and meet the graduation requirements as set forth in the “Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate in Science Degree” chart in this Catalog.
Associate Degree for Transfer
Las Positas College ofers an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT). This degree is a pathway for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system. Students who complete an Associate Degree in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate Degree in Science for Transfer (AS-T) will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system. In addition to the guaranteed admission, students will be given a special GPA advantage. Also, when applying to CSU impacted campuses or majors, and when admitted to a major that has been deemed similar to their associate degree major, they will need only 60 more semester units (or 90 quarter units) to complete a bachelor’s degree. Tis ADT requires the completion of either the CSU General Education Pattern, or the IGETC for CSU General Education Pattern. Meet with a counselor to develop an individualized plan for an AA-T or AS-T.
AA/AS Occupational Programs
The courses of study within these programs prepare for direct job entry, and can normally be completed in a two-year period by a full- time student (carrying at least 15 units per semester). For a list of AA/ AS Programs see the “Transfer, Degree and Certificate Programs” chart in this Catalog. Students may also develop with a counselor an Individual Occupational Major which must be approved by the Dean of Student Services.
Certificate of Achievement
The courses of study within these programs prepare for direct job entry. Many certificate programs can be completed in one year in daytime classes, while others are designed to be completed over a longer period in evening classes. Students are advised to consult a counselor for more information about time frames for completion of certificate programs. For a list of Certificate Programs see the “Transfer, Degree and Certificate Programs” chart in this Catalog. Students may also develop an Individual Occupational Major with a counselor, for approval by the Dean of Student Services.
The Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon successful completion of required courses for the certificate with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
A student must complete at least eighty percent (80%) of the required program at Las Positas College or Chabot College, including the last three (3) units. Grades earned in non-degree applicable courses (numbered 100-200) will not be used in calculating a student’s degree applicable grade point average. No courses below the English 1A requirement are degree applicable.
These certificates are not transcripted. This group of courses provides industry-based professional development. Individual courses will appear on transcript. For a list of Career Programs see the “Transfer, Degree and Certificate Programs” chart in this Catalog. See a counselor for further information. Should submit a request through the Division Dean.
|Administration of Justice *|
|Law Enforcement *|
|Automotive Electronics Technology *|
|Automotive Chassis *|
|Automotive Drivability *|
|Biology: Allied Health|
|Accounting Technician *|
|Administrative Assistant *|
|Business Administration *|
|Business Entrepreneurship *|
|Business Workforce Proficiency *||x§|
|Retail Management (WAFC) *|
|Supervisory Management *|
|Administrative Medical Assistant *|
|Computer Applications Software *|
|Computer Information Systems *|
|Computer Information Technologist *|
|Project Management *||x§|
|Web Development *||x§|
|Cisco Network Associate *|
|Computer Desktop OS Security *||x§|
|Computer Forensics Examiner *||x§|
|Computer Network Administration (Microsoft) *||x§|
|Computer Network Technician *||x§|
|Network Security and Administration *|
|Network and Wireless Security *||x§|
|Computer Programming *|
|Computer Programming for the Web *|
|Associate Teacher *|
|Early Childhood Development *|
|Early Childhood Education *|
|Early Childhood Intervention *|
|Early Childhood Intervention Assistant *|
|Emergency Medical Services EMT-Paramedic *|
|Emergency Medical Responder *||x§|
|Emergency Medical Technologies *|
|Engineering Technology *|
|Fire Service Technology *|
|Digital Illustration *|
|Graphic Design *|
|Print Design *|
|Web & Interaction Design *|
|Public Health Sciences|
|Landscape Design *|
|Landscape Maintenance and Construction *|
|Nursery, Greenhouse, and Grower Operations *|
|Ornamental Horticulture *|
|Interior Design *|
|Athletic Training / Sports Medicine *|
|Arts and Humanities|
|Language Arts and Communications|
|Mathematics and Science|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences|
|Mass Communications *|
|Mass Communications: Journalism *|
|Mass Communications: Radio Communications *||x§|
|Commercial Music: Music Technology Fundamentals *||x§|
|Commercial Music: Teaching Beginning Piano *|
|Commercial Music: Teaching Intermediate Piano *|
|Commercial Music: Music Business *|
|Nutrition And Dietetics *|
|Occupational Safety And Health *|
|Technical Theater *|
|IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Curriculum)|
|CSU General Education Breadth|
|Wine Hospitality *||x§|
|Welding Technology *|
KEY (students should consult with a counselor for further information)
* Career Technical Education (CTE) - occupational programs designed for job entry; some courses are transferable to 4-year institutions.
x§ Career Certificate - are not transcripted; these courses provide industry based professional development