Degrees and Certificates

* - Career & Technical Education
- Certificate not eligible for Financial Aid
 

CCC2NAU

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What do the abbreviations (AA/AAS/ABUS/AFA/AS) stand for?

Associate of Arts (AA)

The AA Degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a college or university and requires a minimum of 60 credit hours. All courses included in the degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A minimum of 35 of these credit hours must be completed in the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC‐A). Courses, excluding remedial or developmental, which transfer as equivalent, departmental elective credit (DEC), or general elective credit (E) will be counted toward this degree. Special Topics, Experimental, and Remedial courses will not be counted toward this degree. Courses taken for S/U credit will not be counted toward this degree.

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

This degree prepares students for entry‐level employment or upgrades skills of students already employed. This degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative CCC grade point average of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of these credit hours must be completed in the General Education Core Curriculum with a grade of "C" or better. Remedial or Developmental courses and courses taken for S/U credit will not be counted toward this degree. With the exception of AAS to BAS degrees, these degrees are not intended for transfer to a university, although some courses may be accepted for transfer by universities.

Associate of Business Degree (ABUS)

This program is intended for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program in business or a related field. It provides a foundation of general education, along with courses chosen to help fulfill lower‐division baccalaureate requirements.

Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)

This degree is designed for transfer to the Fine Arts bachelor's degrees at all Arizona public universities. The programs give students a strong foundation in visual composition and art history and prepares them to continue their fine arts education in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, or sculpture. Courses, excluding remedial or developmental, which transfer as equivalent, departmental elective credit (DEC), or general elective credit (E) will be counted toward this degree. Special Topics, Experimental, and Remedial courses will not be counted toward this degree. Courses taken for S/U credit will not be counted toward this degree.

Associate of Science Degree (AS)

This degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a college or university and requires a minimum of 60 credit hours. All courses included in the degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A minimum of 35 of these credit hours must be completed in the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC‐S). The remaining degree requirements are comprised of 25 credit hours or more in the student’s elected program of study. Courses, excluding remedial or developmental, which transfer as equivalent, departmental elective credit (DEC), or general elective credit (E) will be counted toward this degree. Special Topics, Experimental, and Remedial courses will not be counted toward this degree. Courses taken for S/U credit will not be counted toward this degree.

Certificate

Certificate programs are designed to provide specific knowledge to improve existing skills or to prepare students for entry‐level employment. Certificates are awarded after successful completion of a series of specific courses. Certificates require a cumulative CCC grade point average of 2.00 or higher. Some certificate programs and/or credit hours may be applied toward other certificates and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree.