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Associate Degrees

Image of girl working ARC offers Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees. An associate degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded upon completion of a course of study for a major.

In as few as two years, you can acquire the necessary training to enter some of the fastest- growing business fields. Community college students who graduate can expect to earn an average of $1.6 million during a career, an increase of $400,000 over a high school diploma.

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Certificates

Image of young man working on the underside of a vehicle.ARC offers an array of certificates requiring as few as 17.99 units. Certificate programs provide training for students who are not necessarily seeking a college degree. Students with certificates are prepared to enter the career designated on their certificate or for advancement in their existing career.

Community college students who earn a certificate had an increase in wages from $25,000 to $47,000 three years after earning their certificate, an increase of 86%.

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 Associate Degree for Transfer

Image of young woman in a graduation cap and gown.ARC offers Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) to the CSU. These include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree.

ARC students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.

Associate Degree for Transfer

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