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Degrees and Certificates

The college offers the Associate of Science Degrees (A.S.), Associate of Arts Degrees (A.A.) and Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T, AS-T), and two kinds of certificates:

  • Certificates of Achievement (CA) are awarded for completion of programs that consist of 18 or more units, and are approved by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. CAs are noted on students' official college transcripts.
  • Certificates of Career Preparation (CP) recognize completion of a sequence of fewer than 18 units, approved by the VVC Board of Trustees. Students are presented a paper award, but the certificate does not appear on the college transcript.

 

* = An Associate Degree is not offered in this field. 

 

For more details, view the 2017-2018 College Catalog here.

 

Programs of Study

Select a program below to expand that section and view its content.

Administration of Justice, A.S., AS-T

  • DOWNLOAD THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE PROGRAM PDF HERE

  • Administration of Justice Certificate (CA)

  • Corrections Officer Core Course Certificate (CP)

  • Forensic Specialist Certificate (CP)

  • Law Enforcement Modulated Course Level III Certificate (CP)

  • PC 832 Law Enforcement Course Certificate (CP)

  • Campus Law Enforcement Course PC 832.3 Certificate (CP)

  • Fingerprint Recognition and Classification Certificate (CP)

  • Law Enforcement Modulated Course Level II Certificate (CP)

  • PC 832 Firearms Only Certificate (CP)

  • Police Technician Specialist Certificate (CP)

Agriculture & Natural Resources

  • DOWNLOAD THE AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM PDF HERE

  • Environmental Horticulture, A.S.
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Exploration (CP)

  • Animal Health Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Animal Science Specialist Certificate (CP)

  • Environmental Horticulture and Restoration Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Equine Science Specialist Certificate (CP)

  • Geospatial Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Horticulture Specialist Certificate (CA)

  • Landscape Specialist Certificate (CA)

  • Water Resource Management Certificate (CP)

  • Floral Design Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Irrigation Design Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Natural Resource Management Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Plant Science Technician (CP)

Allied Health*

Automotive Technology, A.S.

  • DOWNLOAD THE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM PDF HERE

  • Automotive Detailer/Porter Certificate (CP)

  • Automotive Inspection and Maintenance Technician Cert. (CP)

  • Automotive Specialist I Certificate (CA)

  • Automotive Technician Certificate (CA)

  • Smog Inspection Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Automotive Brake & Suspension Specialist Certificate (CP)

  • Automotive Drivability Specialist Certificate (CP)

  • Automotive Repair Shop Manager Certificate (CP)

  • Automotive Specialist II Certificate (CA)

  • Automotive Transmission Specialist Certificate (CP)

  • Small Engine Repair Specialist Certificate (CP)

Aviation Maintenance Technology,, A.S.

Business, A.S.

Business Administration, A.S.

Business Education Technologies, A.S.

  • Administrative Assistant Certificate (CA)

 

  • Computer Systems II Certificate (CA)

  • Legal Office Certificate (CA)

  • Office Services Certificate (CP)

  • Word Processor Certificate (CP)

  • Computer Systems I Certificate (CP)

  • Data Typist Certificate (CP)

  • Medical Office Certificate (CA)

  • Spreadsheet Processor Certificate (CP)

Business Real Estate and Escrow, A.S.

Child Development, A.S.

Communication Studies, AA-T

Computer Information Science, A.S.

Computer Integrated Design and Graphics A.S.

  • DOWNLOAD THE COMPUTER INTEGRATED DESIGN & GRAPHICS PROGRAM PDF HERE

  • Architectural CADD Technician I Certificate (CP)

  • Digital Animation Technician I 3ds Max Certificate (CP) Drafting Technician I Certificate (CP)

  • CADD Technician I Certificate (CP)

  • Digital Animation Artist 3ds Max (CP)

  • Expanded Animation Technician 3ds Max Certificate (CP)

  • Digital Filmmaker (CP)

Construction & Manufacturing Technology, A.S.

  • DOWNLOAD THE CONSTRUCTION & MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM PDF HERE

  • Basic Electrician Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Basic Residential Maintenance Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Basic Woodworking Certificate (CP)

  • Building Inspector Certificate (CA)

  • Construction Technology Certificate (CA)

  • Public Works Certificate (CA)

  • Basic HVAC/R Certificate (CP)

  • Basic Machining (CP)

  • Building Construction Certificate (CA)

  • Construction Management Certificate (CA)

  • Plumbing Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Renewable Energy Certificate (CP)

Education Technology*

Electronics Engineering Technology, A.S.

DOWNLOAD THE ENGINEERING PDF HERE

Electronics & Computer Technology, A.S.

  • DOWNLOAD THE ELECTRONICS & COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM PDF HERE

  • Associate Degree Electronics Engineering Technology Certificate (CA)

  • A+ Certification Examination Preparation Certificate (CP)

  • Computer Technology Certificate (CA)

  • Electronic Technology Certificate (CA)

  • N+ Certification Examination Preparation Certificate (CP)

  • MSCSE Examination Preparation Certificate Level I, II (CP)

  • CISCO Networking Academy I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII Certificates (CP)

  • Digital Electronics Certificate (CA)

  • Fiber Optic Cabling Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Network Cabling Technician Certificate (CP)

  • Wireless Communication Technology Certificate (CA)

Emergency Medical Services, A.S.

English, AA-T

DOWNLOAD THE ENGLISH PROGRAM PDF HERE

Fine Arts, A.A.

DOWNLOAD THE FINE ARTS PROGRAM PDF HERE

This major is recommended for students interested in areas such as the following: Art, Music, Photography, Theatre Arts

Fire Technology, A.S.

Geography, AA-T

DOWNLOAD THE GEOGRAPHY PROGRAM PDF HERE

History, AA-T

DOWNLOAD THE HISTORY PROGRAM PDF HERE

Liberal Arts, A.A.

DOWNLOAD THE LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAM PDF HERE

This is usually the major for students who are undecided but who wish to transfer to a university, and/or for those who are interested in areas such as the following: Anthropology, Economics, English, French, Geography, History, Journalism, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish

Kinesiology, AA-T

DOWNLOAD THE KINESIOLOGY PROGRAM PDF HERE

Mathematics, AS-T

DOWNLOAD THE MATHEMATICS PROGRAM PDF HERE

Math/Science, A.S.

DOWNLOAD THE MATH/SCIENCE PROGRAM PDF HERE

This is usually the major for students interested in areas such as the following: Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Oceanography, Physical Education, Physical Science, Physiology, Physics

Media Arts*

  • DOWNLOAD THE MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM PDF HERE

  • Digital Animation Artist Maya Certificate (CP)

  • Digital Animation Technician I 3ds Max Certificate (CP)

  • Expanded Animation Technician Maya Certificate (CP)

  • Digital Animation Technician I Maya Certificate (CP)

  • Expanded Animation Technician 3ds Max Certificate (CP) Digital Filmmaker (CP)

  • Digital Animation Artist 3ds Max (CP)

Medical Assistant, A.S.

Nursing, A.S.

Paralegal*

Photography*

Psychology, AA-T

DOWNLOAD THE PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM PDF HERE

Political Science, AA-T

Respiratory Therapy, A.S.

Restaurant Management, A.S.

Sociology, AA-T

DOWNLOAD THE SOCIOLOGY PROGRAM PDF HERE

Welding, A.S.

Last Updated 12/4/17