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Academic Information - Academic Degrees and Certificates

Catalog and Student Handbook

The following academic degrees or certificates are offered upon successful completion of approved programs at the College.

An Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree (AA&S) is awarded to students who complete requirements in specialized curricula such as: Business Administration, Education, General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Science. This degree is appropriate for those students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions after completing a program of study at Germanna.

An Associate of Science (AS) is awarded to students who complete requirements in Engineering. This degree is appropriate for those students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions after completing the Engineering program at Germanna.

An Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) is awarded to students who complete major requirements in one of the occupational-technical curricula and may plan to obtain full-time employment upon graduation from Germanna.

A Certificate (C) is awarded to students who complete one of the approved non-degree curricula which are is usually less than two years in length.

A Career Studies Certificate (CS) is awarded to students who complete one of the career studies programs. Career studies programs are developed and implemented in response to community needs when institutional resources permit. The College reserves the right to withdraw program offerings if there is not sufficient demand or for other appropriate reasons.