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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree candidate in a career and technical area must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in program requirements with a grade point average of 2.0 or better. Many programs require more than 90 credits. The candidate must earn at least one-third of the credits required for the degree in residence from the college awarding the degree.

A minimum number of credits must be completed in related instruction. Related instruction areas are defined as communications, computation and human relations/leadership. A minimum of three credits must be completed in each area. Safety and hygiene requirements must be completed. SCC and SFCC have different requirements that must be met and are outlined online and in the program outlines section of this catalog.

A student possessing proven competencies in the program requirements and/or related instruction area may be granted advanced standing. The appropriate administrator must approve advanced standing placements.

All credits and grade points received from the time the student enrolls in the program are used for GPA calculation.

See Program Outlines for more details.

Career and Technical Certificates

Career and Technical Certificates of at least three quarters in length also include a specified amount of credits in related education. The three areas of related instruction are computation, communications and human relations/leadership. A student possessing proven competencies in these areas may be granted advanced standing. The appropriate instructional dean must approve advanced standing placement. These courses also may be footnoted with the following: "This related education requirement may be substituted with any course, or combination of courses, approved by the instructional dean." A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained. The candidate must earn at least one-third of the credits required for the certificate in residence from the college awarding the certificate.

Career and technical education programs give students practical training for jobs that require specific skills and knowledge in order to meet employers' needs. Through these training programs, students may earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree or a Career and Technical Certificate. The degree program normally requires two years of study; certificates are for programs one year or less.

View SFCC Program Outlines/Career Guides

NOTE: Some career/technical programs offer an AAS-T degree option designed to provide transfer opportunities for students desiring to continue on at specific four-year institutions.

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Addiction StudiesHuman Services (Education, Social Services)
Administrative AssistantBusiness Technology
Administrative/Computer SpecialistBusiness Technology
Audio EngineeringMusic and Recording Arts
Business and Software ApplicationsBusiness Technology
Business ManagementManagement
Computer and Network SupportInformation Systems
Computer Forensics/Network SecurityInformation Systems
Early Childhood EducationHuman Services (Education, Social Services)
Early Childhood Education AAS-THuman Services (Education, Social Services)
Education Paraprofessional, Special EducationHuman Services (Education, Social Services)
Gerontology ParaprofessionalHuman Services (Education, Social Services)
Graphic DesignApplied Visual Arts
Health/Fitness TechnicianHealth/Fitness Technician
Hearing Instrument SpecialistAllied Health Sciences
Information TechnologyInformation Systems
Interior DesignApplied Visual Arts
Interior Design-Transfer TrackApplied Visual Arts
Interpreter Training ProgramHuman Services (Education, Social Services)
Library & Information ServicesLibrary & Information Services Program
Occupational Therapy AssistantAllied Health Sciences
Office AssistantBusiness Technology
Orthotic-Prosthetic TechnicianAllied Health Sciences
PhotographyApplied Visual Arts
Physical Therapist AssistantAllied Health Sciences
Retail ManagementManagement
Social Media MarketingManagement
Social ServicesHuman Services (Education, Social Services)