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DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

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.

Associate Degrees

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.

Transfer with an Associate Degree

Las Positas College provides the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year college or university program. Students intending to transfer to four-year colleges and universities may complete lower division general education requirements and major field preparatory courses at Las Positas College. Students may also earn an associate degree while preparing for transfer. This degree requires the completion of either the CSU General Education Pattern, or the UC (IGETC) 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.

Career Certificate

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
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Administration of Justice *
Anthropology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Anthropology
Arts
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Art: Painting
Studio Arts
Automotive Technology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Automotive Electronics Technology *
Automotive Chassis *
Automotive Drivability *
Biology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biology: Emphasis in Allied Health
Business
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Accounting Technician *
Administrative Assistant *
Bookkeeping *
Business *
Business Administration *
Business Entrepreneurship *
Business Workforce Proficiency *
Retail Management *
Supervisory Management *
Chemistry
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Communication Studies
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Computer Applications Software *
Computer Information Systems *
Computer Information Technologist *
Project Management *
Web Development *
Computer Networking Technology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Cisco Network Associate *
Computer Desktop OS Security *
Computer Forensics Examiner *
Computer Network Administration *
Computer Network Technician *
Network Security and Administration *
Network and Wireless Security *
Computer Science
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Computer Programming *
Computer Programming for the Web *
Computer Science
Early Childhood Development
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Associate Teacher *
Early Childhood Development *
Early Childhood Education *
Early Childhood Intervention *
Early Childhood Intervention Assistant *
Emergency Medical Services
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Emergency Medical Services EMT-Paramedic *
Engineering
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Engineering **
Engineering Technology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Engineering Technology *
English
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
English
Environmental Science
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Environmental Studies
Fire Service Technology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Fire Service Technology *
Geography
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Geography
Geology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Geology
Health Sciences
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Administrative Medical Assistant *
History
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
History
Horticulture
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Horticulture *
Humanities
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Humanities (General)
Interior Design
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Interior Design *
International Studies
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
International Studies
Kinesiology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Kinesiology
Liberal Arts & Sciences
(Not a Discipline)
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Liberal Arts & Sciences Degree- Areas of Emphasis:
Business *
Computer Studies *
Humanities
Language Arts
Mathematics and Science
Social Science
Marketing
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Marketing *
Retailing *
Mass Communications
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Journalism *
Mass Communications *
Mass Communications: Journalism *
Mass Communications: Radio *
Mathematics
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Mathematics
Music
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Music
Teaching Beginning Piano
Teaching Intermediate Piano
Occupational Safety & Health
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Occupational Safety & Health *
Philosophy
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Philosophy
Photography
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Photography *
Physics
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Physics
Psychology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Psychology
Psychology-Counseling
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Health and Human Services *
Sociology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Sociology
Theater Arts
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Theater Arts
Technical Theater *
University Transfer
(Not a Discipline)
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
IGETC
CSU General Education-Breadth
Visual Communications
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Visual Communications *
Viticulture & Winery Technology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
Enology *
Viticulture *
Welding Technology
Program AA AS AA-T AS-T CERT
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.

** Transfer Preparation Programs - designed for transfer; these programs do not complete a degree.

Career Certificate - are not transcripted; these courses provide industry based professional development