Major courses plus general education and electives, 60 units required. Usually referred to as AA or AS (Associate in Arts or Science) Degrees. Normally requires two years of full-time study but may take longer. Associate degrees are offered by community colleges, and at Saddleback College courses numbered 1-299 count towards AA/AS degrees.
Associate in Arts Degree
To earn an Associate in Arts Degree (non-transfer) from Saddleback College, a student would complete the Saddleback College General Education requirements and the requirements for a major. Major requirements can by met by completing an Associate Degree program listed in the Saddleback College Catalog. A minimum of 60 units is required.
Associate in Science Degree
To earn an Associate in Science Degree (non-transfer) from Saddleback College, a student would complete the Saddleback College General Education requirements shown on Pg. 18 and the requirements for a major. Major requirements can by met by:
- completing an Associate Degree program in one of the Natural Sciences (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology or Physics) or Engineering as listed in the Saddleback College Catalog, or by
- completing an occupational (certificate) program described in the Saddleback College Catalog. A minimum of 60 units is required.
Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T)
For the California State University, under the new law SB #1440, the CSU shall grant a student priority admission to his or her local CSU campus, and to a program or major that is similar to his or her community college major or area of emphasis, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student is admitted. All this can be done by completing a specific Associate in Arts degree at Saddleback College. Please contact the Transfer Center or Counseling Department for further information.
The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is a special, new degree offered at California Community Colleges. To pursue this special degree rather than a traditional AA or AS degree, you should meet with a counselor to develop an education plan that puts you on the path toward the AA-T or AS-T degree.
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Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in:Early Childhood Education.
Additional majors are being developed, to be approved this spring. Please see a counselor for more information.
Saddleback College offers over 100 different Career and Technical Education (CTE) degrees, certificates, and specialized occupational skills awards that enable students to obtain the skills needed to be competitive in today's job market. The Career and Technical Education website provides you with information about, and links to, all the CTE programs at Saddleback College.
Certicates include major courses only – number of units required varies. A series of special major courses, all related to a particular occupational skill. Offered by community colleges, university extension programs, and private educational organizations. Can be helpful in obtaining or upgrading employment.