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Academic Programs

Degree & Certificate Programs

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. 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 in Arts Degree (AA)

The Associate in 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.

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

The Associate in 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.

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 a four-year college or university 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. Students should meet with a counselor to develop an individualized plan.

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). Please refer to the table below for a list of AA/AS Occupational Programs. Students may also develop an Individual Occupational Major with a counselor, for approval by the Dean of Student Services.

Certificate of Achievement/ Certificate of Completion

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. Please refer to the table below for a list of Certificate Programs. Students may also develop an Individual Occupational Major with a counselor, for approval by the Dean of Student Services.

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 20 semester units for the major with a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.

Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of minimum of 10 semester units for the major with a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer & Occupational Programs

 

Transfer Programs

Occupational
Programs

Program AA/AS Associate in Arts Associate in Science Certificate
Administration of Justice   X    
Art (Emphasis in Painting) X      
Automotive Electonics Technology     X  
Automotive Service Technician       X
Automotive Technician       X
Biology X      

Business Studies

Business
Accounting Technician     X  
Administrative Assistant   X   X
Business   X    
Business Administration X      
Business Entrepreneurship   X   X
Business Workforce    Proficiency       X
Retail Management       X
Marketing
Marketing   X   X
Retailing Certificate       X
Supervision
Supervisory Management       X
Chemistry X      

Computing Studies

Computer Information Systems
Computer Application Software       X
Computer Information Systems   X    
Computer Networking Technology
Cisco Network Associate       X
Cisco Network Professional       X
Computer Network Technician       X
Computer Network Administration (Microsoft)       X
Internetworking Technology & Cisco Administration     X  
Computer Science
Computer Science X      
Computer Programming     X X
Computer Programming for the Web     X  X
Design Technology     X X
ECD - Early Childhood Development   X    
ECD - Associate Teacher Certificate       X
ECD - Basic Teacher Certificate       X
Family Child Care       X
Electronics Telecommunications Systems       X
Engineering * see note      
Fire Service Technology     X X
Horticulture     X X
Humanities (General) X      
Industrial Technology     X  
Interior Design     X X
International Studies X      
Laser Technology      X X
Liberal Arts and Sciences (General) X X    
Mass Communications: Journalism       X
Music X      
Music: Beginning Piano Pedagogy       X
Music: Intermediate Piano Pedagogy       X
Occupational Safety and Health     X X
Photography       X
Physical Education X      
Physical Education: Coaching       X
Physical Education: Sports Medicine       X
Physics X      
Psychology X      
Science Technology     X  
Social Science (General) X      
Speech X      
Theater Arts X      
Vacuum Technology     X X
Visual Communications   X   X

Viticulture and Winery Technology

Viticulture     X X
Enology     X X
Viticulture and Enology * see note      
Welding Technology     X X

* Transfer Preparation Programs designed for transfer, and do not confer a degree.

** Occupational Programs designed for direct job entry; however, many courses in these programs are transferable to many 4-year institutions. Students should consult a counselor for information.

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