Within areas of study (meta-majors), students can “stack” one credential (certificate or degree) on top of another, applying credits earned in one program to the credits required for the next. The diagrams below illustrate programs that can be “stacked.” The arrows show the number of required credits that can be applied from program to another. For example, as shown below, PDCCC’s Emergency Medical Services Career Studies Certificates are fully “stackable.” All credits required in the EMT CSC are applicable toward the Advanced EMT CSC. All credits required in the Advanced EMT CSC are applicable to the EMT-Intermediate CSC. In another example, Early Childhood Education, 28 of the 31 credits a student completes in the Certificate (CERT) in Early Childhood Development can be used towards completion of the Associates of Applied Science degree as shown on page 133.
Stackable Credentials in Health Sciences
Stackable Credentials in Administrative and Office Support
Stackable Credentials in Education
Stackable Credentials in Business and Management
Stackable Credentials in Industrial Technology and Trades
Stackable Credentials in Science, Technology, and Computing