De Anza College offers an extensive course list to help you achieve your goals, which may include:
- Transfer to a four-year college or university
- Improve your job skills
- Seek a new career
- Take classes for personal enrichment.
Our academic programs provide specialized career/technical areas of study, Associate in Arts and Science degrees, and lower-division major and general education courses required for transfer.
CERTIFICATES and DEGREES
See our AA/AS Degree and Certificate Programs list with links to program requirements.
Certificate Programs are focused on a particular area of study and designed for students who wish to prepare for immediate employment and/or to upgrade their job skills.
Many certificates have been designed on the ladder concept. For example, courses taken to fulfill the lowest level Certificate of Achievement (18-26 units) may be applied to the next level, the Certificate of Achievement-Advanced (27+ units). Then those units may be applied to an Associate degree.
Associate in Arts or Science (AA/AS) Degree Programs (minimum of 90 quarter units) include requirements for a major, general education, and there is usually room for electives. Units/courses applied toward Associate degree programs may sometimes also fulfill lower division requirements for transfer.
The Workforce Education Program Guide may help you determine a career education path that meets your needs.
For a complete list of academic departments, see the Instructional Divisions and Departments directory.
Transfer courses provide you with the lower-division major and general education courses that you will need to transfer to a four-year university. Transfer programs range from narrow specialty majors (i.e., Microbiology) to broad general education programs (i.e., Liberal Arts).Visit our Transfer Planning website for more information.