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College Catalog: Programs of Study: 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.

The table below lists PDCCC’s programs alphabetically by award type and academic plan code.

Award Program Name Academic Plan Code
AA&S Business Administration 216
AA&S Education 624
AA&S General Studies 697
AA&S General Studies – Computer Science 697-02
AA&S Science 881
AAS Administration of Justice – Corrections Science 400-01
AAS Administration of Justice – Police Science 400-02
AAS Administrative Support Technology 298
AAS Administrative Support Technology – Word Information Processing 298-01
AAS Administrative Support Technology – Medical Office Administrative Assistant 298-03
AAS Early Childhood Development 636
AAS Industrial Technology 883
AAS Industrial Technology – Electronic/Electrical 883-02
AAS Industrial Technology – Electronic Controls 883-03
AAS Management – Computer Support Specialist 212-21
AAS Management – General Business 212-01
AAS Management – Marketing 212-04
AAS Management – Hardware and Software Support 212-18
AAS Mechatronics 736
AAS Nursing 156
CERT Clerical Studies 218
CERT Early Childhood Development 632
CERT Electricity 942
CERT General Education Certificate 695
CERT Practical Nursing 157
CSC Advanced Early Childhood 221-636-03
CSC Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 221-146-08
CSC Bookkeeping 221-212-03
CSC Building Maintenance 221-903-11
CSC Computer Support Specialist 221-299-09
CSC Customer Service 221-251-19
CSC Early Childhood Development 221-636-01
CSC Electrical Technology 221-981-15
CSC Electronic Health Records System Engineering 221-285-78
CSC Emergency Medical Technician – Basic 221-146-01
CSC Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate 221-146-03
CSC Energy Technology 221-820-07
CSC General Business 221-208-14
CSC General Welding 221-995-01
CSC Geographic Information Systems Technology 221-719-71
CSC Hardware and Software Support 221-299-21
CSC HVAC 221-903-10
CSC Industrial Maintenance 221-990-00
CSC Industrial / Residential Wiring 221-883-65
CSC Industrial Automation and Robotics 221-733-03
CSC Infant Toddler (early childhood education) 221-636-05
CSC Instrumentation 221-938-21
CSC Leadership 221-212-13
CSC Logistics Management 221-370-01
CSC Medical Office Administrative Assistant 221-285-89
CSC Medical Office Coder / Reimbursement Specialist 221-285-90
CSC Nurse Aide 221-157-04
CSC Pharmacy Tech 221-190-08
CSC Phlebotomy 221-151-02
CSC Pre-Nursing 221-156-02
CSC Principles of Robotics 221-733-02
CSC Professional Welder – Fabricator 221-995-78
CSC Professional Welder – Pipe 221-995-79
CSC Professional Welder – Plate 221-995-77
CSC Small Business Management – Entrepreneurship 221-212-10
CSC Small Business Management Advanced 221-212-12
CSC Word Processing Technician 221-298-13