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Degree and Certification Information

Graduation requirements for the Associate Degree are prescribed by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the NOCCCD Board of Trustees.

Below is a brief summary of your educational options.

Option I - Transfer Majors
Transfer programs include course work in an academic area, general education requirements, and elective work for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate institution.

Option II - Occupational
This degree is designed for students who desire an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science with an occupational major.

Option III - General Studies
General Studies Degree is designed for individuals who desire an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree with a broad general education background. Students must have catalog rights of 2007-2008 or prior for this option.

Certificate Programs
Are you interested in increased productivity or gaining specialized training? We offer certificates.

An Associate Degree may be earned upon satisfactory completion of all of the following:
  • English and Math placement testing or equivalent.
  • One of the three Associate Degree options.
  • A minimum of 60 units of degree eligible general education, major and elective course work at one or more regionally accredited institutions.
  • A total of 12 units completed at Cypress College.
Graduation Application must be submitted to the Admissions & Records office.


Student Spotlight

Danielle Nava
Outstanding Alumna, 2009

Danielle Nava has enjoyed a career in the not-for-profit sector for 15 years while serving the Orange County community.