Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Requirements
|# of credits||Usual Time to complete if full-time student||Purpose||Courses in Program|
|Certificate||12 to 18||1-2 semester||Training for skilled technical jobs||Includes **major course work|
|Diploma||36 to 38||1 year (2 semesters and summer session)||Provide entry-level employment training||Minimum of 6 credits in *Gen Ed in addition to **major course work|
|Associate Degree||64 to 76||2 years||Transfer to a university or enter the workforce||Minimum of 15 credits of *Gen ED in addition to **major course work|
|Bachelor Degree||120||4 years||Qualify for graduate school or enter the workforce||Minimum of 60 credits of *Gen ED in addition to **major course work|
*Gen Ed (General Education) – courses such as English, Math, Science, Humanities, etc.
**Major Course Work – courses specific to a program such as nursing, computers, welding, automotive, engineering, social science, etc.