The Natural Sciences Division offers Associate Degrees, Certificates of Achievement, and Occupational Skills Certificates. Use the links below to explore our program options.


Associate Degree for Transfer

Earning an AA-T or AS-T degree at PCC guarantees you admission to the California State University (CSU) system with junior standing and prepares you to complete a bachelor degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.

Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate in Arts degree (AA degree) is a general studies degree. It can stand alone, giving you the skills to enter the workforce. Or, it can be the first steps towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year university.

Certificate of Achievement

Our Certificates of Achievement give you the knowledge and training you need to enter a specialized career or enhance your skills for advancement in your job. Coursework completed while earning a Certificate may also be applied to an Associate Degree to further increase your employability.

Occupational Skills Certificate

Earning an Occupational Skills Certificate develops your job skills in a special area of occupational education in a short period of time. Successful completion may certify that you are prepared with job entry skills leading to a full Certificate of Achievement program, or skills to upgrade or advance in an existing career.