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Degrees and Certificates

OC's credit degrees and certificates will prepare you for a rewarding career - whether you are looking for direct employment or to transfer to a university to complete your bachelor's degree.

Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Arts–Direct Transfer Agreement
  • Associate in General Studies
  • Associate of Science-Track 1
  • Associate of Science-Track 2
  • Associate in Technical Arts (Option 2)

Associate Degree Descriptions. 

Professional-Technical Certificates

These certificates are designed to provide entry into a technical or semi-professional occupation or additional training for those already working in a field but desiring advancement.

  • Certificate of Specialization (CS)
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
  • Certificate of Completion (CC)
  • Certificate of Recognition (CR)

Professional Technical Certificate Descriptions.

‡ Designates Tech-Prep programs, in which eligible high school students can earn free college credit. Click here for Tech Prep Dual Credit information.


Degree and Certificate Abbreviations:

AA Associate in Arts
AAS Associate in Applied Science
AAS-T Associate in Applied Science–Transfer
AS Associate of Science
ATA Associate in Technical Arts
CC Certificate of Completion
CP Certificate of Proficiency
CR Certificate of Recognition
CS Certificate of Specialization




Source: 2014-2015 OC Catalog (updating from 2013-2014 in process 6/03/14)