Planning Your Pathway – Degree Options

Pathways at Palomar College

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Certificates
Intended to prepare you for immediate work opportunities or to add skills to your resume. Only coursework for the major is required.  This is the shortest program with various unit requirements depending on the discipline.

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Associate of Arts/Sciences (AA or AS)
Provides academic and vocational preparation in a career.  Complete Palomar’s Associate Degree Advising Guide and coursework for the major. Requires a minimum of 60 units of coursework numbered 50 and higher.

Pathways to a University (Bachelor’s Degree)

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Associate Degree for Transfer (AD-T)
Also called AA-T and AS-T.  Intended for students who want the option to transfer to various CSUs while following a uniform set of coursework. Complete AD-T major requirements and CSU GE or IGETC. Requires a minimum of 60 units of coursework numbered 100 and higher. Limited degree options.

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Transfer to a University
Complete lower division coursework before transferring to a university.  Begin with CSU GE or IGETC for general education. Check www.ASSIST.org for major preparation at CSUs and UCs. Typically requires a minimum of 60 units of coursework numbered 100 and higher.


 

Last modified on January 7, 2016