Oct 02, 2022  
2022-2023 
    
2022-2023

Degree and Certificate Programs


Alvin Community College offers a variety of academic programs. The following degrees and certificates are awarded to students who successfully complete approved programs:

Associate in Science

Purpose: The Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) is awarded to students who fulfill the requirements of the Biological Science, Business Administration, Communications, Computer Information Systems, Health Science, Mathematics, or Physical Science curriculum. Students who complete these curriculums normally transfer to a four-year college.

Program Requirements: Although the major emphasis in these curriculums is in mathematics, biological science, and physical science, the curricula also include courses in the computer science, humanities and social sciences. When planning a program and selecting electives, the student should become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which he/she expects to transfer.

Associate in Applied Science

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is awarded to students who fulfill the requirements in one of the following programs:

These programs are two years in length and prepare the student for immediate occupational employment.

Capstone Experience: The capstone is a learning experience which results in a consolidation of a student’s educational experience and certifies mastery of entry-level workplace competencies. The Capstone experience should occur in the last semester of the student’s educational program.

Associate in Arts

Purpose: The Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.) is awarded to students who fulfill the requirements in Art, Criminal Justice, Drama, General Studies, History, Music, Psychology, Sociology, or Sports & Human Performance curricula. Students who complete these curricula normally transfer to a four-year college. 

Program Requirements: These curricula include the general education courses and introductory specialty courses that are usually required in the first two years of equivalent baccalaureate programs. When planning a program and selecting electives, the student should clearly understand and adhere to the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which he or she expects to transfer. 

Advanced Technical Certificate

*Associate of Applied Science Degree in an Allied Health Program required prior to earning these certificates.

Technical Certificate

[Level One Certificate (CERT1); Level Two Certificate (CERT2); Level Three Certificate (CERT3)]

The Certificate of Completion in Technical Education is awarded to students who fulfill the requirements in one of the following programs:

These programs vary in length from one to three semesters, and they prepare the student for immediate occupational employment.