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Catalog: Degrees

Requirements are identified for each vocational and general education program and, for most, a course sequence is suggested. The courses required in a program must all be completed to earn the degree or certificate, regardless of the order in which they are completed.

Degree and Certificate Residency Requirements
Students must meet the Los Rios Board residency requirement of 12 units at Cosumnes River College to earn a CRC degree or certificate. To meet the residency requirements in the case of certificates that are less than twelve units, students must take the number required in the certificate at CRC. As long as the units are degree or transfer applicable, they do not all necessarily have to be the specific units required in the award.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation.


CRC offers Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Arts for Transfer (A.A.T.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Science for Transfer (A.S.T.) degrees. Students planning to graduate with an Associate Degree must complete all of the required courses for the major, fulfill general education requirements and complete a sufficient number of electives to meet a minimum of 60 degree-applicable units. Program Degree options are:

Accounting (AA)

Advertising / Public Relations (AA)

Agriculture (AS)
• General Agriculture

Agriculture Business (AS)

Anthropology (AS)

Architectural Design Technology
• Building Information Modeling (BIM) (AS)
• Interior Building Architecture (AS)

Architecture (AS)

Art (AA)
• Studio Art
• Design
• Art History
• Art Photography (AA)

Automotive Mechanics Technology (AA)

Biology (AS)
• Biology, Biology Concentration Option (AS)
• Biology, Health Science/Pre-Professional Option (AS)
• Biology, Pre-Nursing Option (AS)

Broadcast Journalism (AA)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) (AS)

Building Inspection Technology (AS)

• Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T)
• Administrative Professional (AA)
• Business: General (AA)
• Business Administration (AA)
• Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T)
• Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (AA)

Chemistry (AS)

Communication Studies, Organizational Communication (AA)

Computer Information Science
• Computer Science (AS)
• Information Systems Security (AS)
• Management Information Systems (AS)
• Server Administrator (AS)
• Enterprise Administrator (AS)

Construction (AS)

Construction Management Technology (AS)

Culinary Arts Management (AA)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AS)

Digital Media (AA)

Early Childhood Education
• Early Childhood Education (AA)
• ECE Site Supervisor (AA)

Economics for Transfer (AA-T)

• Liberal Studies for Elementary Education (AA)

Engineering (AS)
• Civil/Mechanical Option (AS)
• Electrical/Computer Option (AS)

English (AA)

Equine Science (AS)

Film and Media Studies (AA)

Finance (AA)

Fire Technology (AA)

• Geography (AS)
• Environmental Studies and Sustainability (AS)

Geology (AS)

Health (AS)

Health Information Technology (AS)

• Horticulture, Landscape Technology (AS)
• Horticulture, Nursery Management (AS)
• Sustainable Landscape & Irrigation Systems Design (AS)

Human Services, General (AA)

Interdisciplinary Studies
• American Studies (AA)
• Ethnic Studies (AA)
• Humanities (AA)
• Women’s Studies (AA)

Journalism (AA)

Liberal Arts (AA)

Management (AA)

Management Information Systems (AS)

Marketing (AA)

• Mathematics (AS-T)
• Mathematics (AS) (AS)

Medical Assisting (AS)

• Music, General (AA)
• Music for Transfer (AA-T)

Nutrition and Foods (AS)

Pharmacy Technology (AS)

Photography (AA)

Physical Education (AA)

Physics (AS)

Radio Production (AA)

Real Estate(AA)

Science, General (AS)

Social Science (AA)

• Spanish (AA)
• Spanish for Transfer (AA-T)

Teaching (See Education)

Television Production (AA)

Theatre Arts
• Theatre Arts, (AA)
• Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T)

Veterinary Technology (AS)