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Section 2: Educational Options
What Are My Educational Options?
Before planning your class schedule, it is important to know the program options that Palo Verde College offers.
1. Certificate Programs
- Certificate of Achievement: Programs in occupational or technical areas at Palo Verde College which provide training in job skills and employment opportunities.
- Certificate of Completion (COC): Certificate awarded which is issued by an academic/vocational department.
- Verification of Completion (VOC): Certificate awarded by the department for a defined course(s).
2. Associate in Arts Degree
An Associates in Arts (A.A.) Degree is the only degree offered at Palo Verde College. Degree requirements combine specific courses for the major; as well as proficiencies and General Education. A total of 60 degree applicable units must be completed with a "C" (2.0) grade point average to qualify for the A.A. Degree. The 60 degree applicable units include courses from the 3 Component Areas: GE, Major and Electives (See the below Chart).
2010-2011 Plan A: AA/AS Degree
3. Transfer Programs
College courses taken during the freshman and sophomore years at Community College prepares you to transfer to a university (i.e. CSU Long Beach, UC Irvine) as a Junior.
Helpful Hint: Generally speaking courses numbered 100 and above are at least transferable to the Cal State University. To check for UC transferability, please go to the schedule of classes, catalog or online through ASSIST.
2010-2011 Plan B
: CSU Transfer & AA
2010-2011 Plan C
: CSU/UC Transfer & AA
Please view ASSIST for further information in how course credits earned at a California Community College can be applied to your major when transferred to a CSU/UC.