Academics

PDCCC offers General Studies, and over 60 other programs in seven major areas of study: Health Sciences; Administrative and Office Support; Education, Business and Management; Industrial Technology and Trades; Science, Technology, and Computing; and Public Safety.

In several areas, credentials are “stackable,” meaning that students can begin by first earning a Career Studies Certificate and then progress to additional certificates or a degree. Contact a PDCCC dean or lead faculty with questions about Programs of Study.


General Education


Health Sciences


Administrative and Office Support


Education


Business and Management


Industrial Technology and Trades


Science, Technology, and Computing


Public Safety


*See also Health Sciences
**See also Science, Technology, and Computing
***See also Industrial Technology and Trades


Types of Programs

A Degree Program is a broadly structured curriculum leading to the award of an associate’s degree. PDCCC offers two types of degrees: The Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S) and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS). The AA&S is a transfer degree, ranging from 60 – 63 required semester credit hours, and is designed to prepare students with the first two years of a four-year undergraduate course of study. The AAS is a career and technical degree, ranging from 60 – 69 required semester credit hours, and is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce upon completion of the program. Required courses and electives, and associated semester credit hours, are listed for each program.

Degrees include one or more majors, some of which are further divided into specializations. A major is a grouping of 100 and 200-level courses that define a discipline or interdisciplinary specialty within a program. A specialization is an area of concentration within a major.

A Certificate Program (CERT) is a curriculum of study less than two years in length, consisting of between 30 and 59 semester credit hours. Required courses and electives, and associated semester credit hours, are listed for each program.

A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) program is a curriculum of study consisting of between 9 and 29 semester credit hours. Required courses and electives, and associated semester credit hours, are listed for each program.


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