Certificates & Degrees

Choose from more than 120 degrees and certificates in 45 different programs of study that will prepare you for a new career or for transfer to a four-year school.

*Denotes a “Degree with Designation” (DWD) that has a Statewide Transfer Degree Plan in place and is fully transferrable in its entirety into any Colorado public four-year program.

**We’ve designed many of our programs to be “stackable,” meaning that you can earn a series of certificates that lead to a degree. Often you can start working in your field while you’re finishing your education. View the 1-page printable documents below to see how these degrees "stack," what kind of money you can make at each level, and what classes are required to complete the certificate or degree.

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ACCOUNTING   AAS       Download
   - Bookkeeping / Payroll Technician C          
   - Tax Preparation C          
ANTHROPOLOGY     AA*      
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY   AAS        
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY   AAS       Download
   - Basic Architectural Technologies C          
   - Intermediate Architectural Technologies C          
   - AT Professional Development C          
ARE Prep C          
   - Architectural Computer Visualizations C          
   - Revit C          
ART            
   - Art History     AA*      
   - Studio Art     AA*      
   - Visual Arts - Plan of Study     AA      
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - Plan of Study     AA      
BIOLOGY       AS*    
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION           Download
   - Business     AA*      
   - Entrepreneurship C          
   - Management   AAS        
   - Marketing   AAS        
   - Real Estate   AAS        
   - Retail Management C          
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY           Download
   - Administrative Assistant C AAS        
   - General Office Assistant C          
   - Legal Administrative Assistant   AAS        
   - Medical Administrative Assistant C AAS        
   - Office Manager C AAS        
CHEMISTRY       AS*    
COMMUNICATION     AA*      
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS   AAS*       Download
   - Computer Technology C          
   - Pre-Computer Science - Plan of Study       AS    
CRIMINAL JUSTICE   AAS AA*     Download
   - Homeland Security C          
DENTAL HYGIENE   AAS,
BAS
       
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION   AAS        
   - ACE - Transfer Agreement     AA*      
   - ECE Director C          
   - EC Teacher - Level 1 C          
   - EC Teacher - Level II C          
ECONOMICS     AA*      
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - Transfer Agreement     AA      
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES   AAS       Download
   - Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) C          
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS & MECHANICAL DESIGN            
   - Mechanical Drafter   AAS        
   - Basic Mechanical C          
   - Intermediate Mechanical C          
   - Inventor C          
   - Solidworks C          
ENGLISH / JOURNALISM - Plan of Study     AA      
ENGLISH / WRITING - Plan of Study     AA      
   - English (Literature Emphasis)     AA*      
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Plan of Study       AS    
FABRICATION WELDING C AAS       Download
   - Arc Welder C          
   - Basic Welding C          
   - Intermediate Welder C          
GENERAL STUDIES - GENERALIST   AAS        
GEOGRAPHY     AA*      
GEOLOGY       AS*    
GRAPHIC DESIGN C AAS AA     Download
HISTORY     AA*      
HUMAN SERVICES   AAS       Download
   - Pre-Social Work   AAS        
   - Case Management / Residential Service Aide C          
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY   AAS       Download
   - Computer Science       AS    
   - Computer Service & Support C          
   - Network Security C          
LIBERAL ARTS - GENERAL STUDIES         AGS  
MACHINE TECHNOLOGIES           Download
   - CNC Manufacturing   AAS        
   - CNC Management   AAS        
   - Basic Machining C          
   - Industrial Maintenance Technologies C          
   - Intermediate Machining C          
   - CNC Machine Operator C          
MATHEMATICS       AS*    
MEDICAL ASSISTING   AAS        
MEDICAL PRE-PROFESSIONAL CLUSTER            
   - Pre-Dental - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Medical - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Nursing - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Nutrition - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Pharmacy       AS    
   - Pre-Physical Therapy       AS    
   - Pre-Physician's Assistant       AS    
   - Pre-Veterinary Science       AS    
MUSIC     AA*      
   - Music Industry Studies / Music
      Business / Recording Arts
    AA*      
   - Music Performance - Plan of Study     AA      
MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALISM C         Download
NURSING            
   - Integrated Nursing Pathway         AGS  
   - Home Health Aide C          
   - Nurse Aide           Download
OUTDOOR RECREATION C         Download
PARALEGAL C AAS*       Download
PHILOSOPHY     AA*      
PHYSICS       AS*    
POLITICAL SCIENCE     AA*      
PRE-ENGINEERING - Plan of Study       AS    
PSYCHOLOGY     AA* AS*    
RADIATION THERAPY C          
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY   AAS        
   - Computed Tomography C          
   - Mammography C         Download
SOCIOLOGY     AA*      
THEATRE PERFORMANCE     AA*      
VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY   AAS       Download
   - Veterinary Technology Assistant C          
WORLD LANGUAGES            
   - American Sign Language - Plan of Study     AA      
   - Chinese     AA      
   - French     AA*      
   - German     AA      
   - Spanish     AA*      

Pathway: Arts, Humanities & Design

Senior Advisor – Benita Olivas*

Academic Advisors: Lynne Stefanowski | Queen Telisma | Deborah Graham | Rosalinda Martinez

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ART            
   - Art History     AA*      
   - Studio Art     AA*      
   - Visual Arts - Plan of Study     AA      
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - Plan of Study     AA      
COMMUNICATION     AA*      
ENGLISH / JOURNALISM - Plan of Study     AA      
ENGLISH / WRITING - Plan of Study     AA      
   - English (Literature Emphasis)     AA*      
MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALISM C         Download
GEOGRAPHY     AA*      
GRAPHIC DESIGN C AAS AA     Download
HISTORY     AA*      
LIBERAL ARTS - GENERAL STUDIES         AGS  
MUSIC     AA*      
   - Music Industry Studies / Music
      Business / Recording Arts
    AA*      
   - Music Performance - Plan of Study     AA      
PHILOSOPHY     AA*      
THEATRE PERFORMANCE     AA*      
WORLD LANGUAGES            
   - American Sign Language - Plan of Study     AA      
   - Chinese     AA      
   - French     AA*      
   - German     AA      
   - Spanish     AA*      

Pathway: Business & Public Administration

Senior Advisor – Mary Ann Matheny*

Academic Advisors: Brenda Diaz Olivas | LaVerne Donelson

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ACCOUNTING   AAS       Download
   - Bookkeeping / Payroll Technician C          
   - Tax Preparation C          
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION           Download
   - Business     AA*      
   - Entrepreneurship C          
   - Management   AAS        
   - Marketing   AAS        
   - Real Estate   AAS        
   - Retail Management C          
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY           Download
   - Administrative Assistant C AAS        
   - General Office Assistant C          
   - Legal Administrative Assistant   AAS        
   - Medical Administrative Assistant C AAS        
   - Office Manager C AAS        
ECONOMICS     AA*      

Pathway: Education & Teaching

Senior Advisor – Christine Smith Olsey*

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION   AAS        
   - ACE - Transfer Agreement     AA*      
   - ECE Director C          
   - EC Teacher - Level 1 C          
   - EC Teacher - Level II C          
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - Transfer Agreement     AA      
OUTDOOR RECREATION C         Download

Pathway: Health Sciences

Senior Advisor (supervising) – Christine Smith Olsey*

Academic Advisors: Daniela Higgins (Lowry Programs) | Natalie Bokelberg (Pre-Health Transfer Programs)

Allied Health: All Pre-Allied Health Students

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
DENTAL HYGIENE   AAS,
BAS
       
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES   AAS       Download
   - Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) C          
NURSING            
   - Integrated Nursing Pathway         AGS  
   - Home Health Aide C          
   - Nurse Aide           Download
MEDICAL ASSISTING   AAS        
MEDICAL PRE-PROFESSIONAL CLUSTER            
   - Pre-Dental - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Medical - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Nursing - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Nutrition - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Pharmacy       AS    
   - Pre-Physical Therapy       AS    
   - Pre-Physician's Assistant       AS    
   - Pre-Veterinary Science       AS    
RADIATION THERAPY C          
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY   AAS        
   - Computed Tomography C          
   - Mammography C         Download
VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY   AAS       Download
   - Veterinary Technology Assistant C          

Pathway: Industry, Manufacturing & Construction

Senior Advisor – Benita Olivas

CHAMP Case Manager - Tim Huggins (Academic Advisor for All Programs except ARCH and Applied Tech)

Academic Advisor – Christine Smith Olsey* (Academic Advisor for ARCH and Applied Tech)

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY   AAS        
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY   AAS       Download
   - Basic Architectural Technologies C          
   - Intermediate Architectural Technologies C          
   - AT Professional Development C          
ARE Prep C          
   - Architectural Computer Visualizations C          
   - Revit C          
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS & MECHANICAL DESIGN            
   - Mechanical Drafter   AAS        
   - Basic Mechanical C          
   - Intermediate Mechanical C          
   - Inventor C          
   - Solidworks C          
FABRICATION WELDING C AAS       Download
   - Arc Welder C          
   - Basic Welding C          
   - Intermediate Welder C          
MACHINE TECHNOLOGIES           Download
   - CNC Manufacturing   AAS        
   - CNC Management   AAS        
   - Basic Machining C          
   - Industrial Maintenance Technologies C          
   - Intermediate Machining C          
   - CNC Machine Operator C          

Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Senior Advisor: Darla Ruff*

Academic Advisors: Paula Ogilve | Petia Ouzounova

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
BIOLOGY       AS*    
CHEMISTRY       AS*    
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS   AAS*       Download
   - Computer Technology C          
   - Pre-Computer Science - Plan of Study       AS    
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Plan of Study       AS    
GEOLOGY       AS*    
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY   AAS       Download
   - Computer Science       AS    
   - Computer Service & Support C          
   - Network Security C          
MATHEMATICS       AS*    
PRE-ENGINEERING - Plan of Study       AS    
PHYSICS       AS*    

Pathway: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Senior Advisor: Darla Ruff*

Academic Advisor: Vicki Karst

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ANTHROPOLOGY     AA*      
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - Plan of Study     AA      
CRIMINAL JUSTICE   AAS AA*     Download
   - Homeland Security C          
HUMAN SERVICES   AAS       Download
   - Pre-Social Work   AAS        
   - Case Management / Residential Service Aide C          
PARALEGAL C AAS*       Download
POLITICAL SCIENCE     AA*      
PSYCHOLOGY     AA* AS*    
SOCIOLOGY     AA*      

Use the links in this section to jump over to CCD's online catalog, where you'll get more detail on the classes and credits you'll need to complete each certificate or degree.

We’ve designed many of our programs to be “stackable,” meaning that you can earn a series of certificates that lead to a degree. Often you can start working in your field while you’re finishing your education. See the tab titled "Stackable Degrees" or the program page or your academic advisor for more information.

Associate of Arts (AA) degrees are transferable to a four-year college. It is a learning foundation in communications, social sciences, liberal arts or humanities, business and elementary education.

Associate of Science (AS) degrees are transferable to a four-year college. It is a learning foundation in mathematics, technology and sciences.

Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) prepares you for employment in a given occupation right after graduation. It is for areas such as accounting, business, computer technology, early childhood education, medical field, paralegal, and many more. Some courses may transfer to four-year colleges.

Certificates are shorter programs designed in cooperation with business, commerce and local government that provide training and certification that can to improve your skills in occupational fields, and may qualify you for a higher starting salary. Available in fields such as healthcare, criminal justice, business and trades.

Associate in General Studies (AGS) prepares you with core, general education courses in preparation for transfer to all state four-year colleges and universities.