Degrees and Certificates

Coastline Community College awards the degree of Associate in Arts for Transfer, and Associate in Science for Transfer. The degree is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in a culturally diverse and global job market. Among these are the ability to think and to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; to use mathematics; to understand the modes of inquiry of the major disciplines; to be aware of other cultures and times; to achieve insights gained through experience in thinking about ethical problems; and to develop the capacity for self-understanding. In addition to these accomplishments, the student shall possess sufficient depth in a field of knowledge to contribute to lifetime interest.

Degree and Certificate Programs

These major degrees are designed to prepare you for a career, a promotion, or transfer to a 4-year university through the completion of both a Certificate of Achievement and an Associate Degree.

Browse Degrees and Certificates

Accounting
  • Accounting - Associate of Science Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Advanced Accounting - Certificate of Specialization
  • Intermediate Accounting - Certificate of Specialization
American Studies
  • American Studies - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
Art
  • Art - Associate of Arts Degree Major
Arts and Humanities
  • Arts and Humanities - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
Biological Laboratory Technician
  • Biological Laboratory Technician - Certificate of Achievement
Biotechnology Media Design
  • Biotechnology Media Design - Certificate of Specialization
Building Codes Technology
  • Building Codes Professional - Associate of Science Degree or Certificate of Achievement
Business
  • Business Administration - Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration For Transfer
  • Business Administration - Associate of Arts Degree Major
  • Business - Associate of Science Degree or Certificate of Achievement
Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Management - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Retail Management - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Project Management - Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Business Plan - Certificate of Specialization
  • Entrepreneurship Essentials - Certificate of Specialization
  • Entrepreneurship For Artists - Certificate of Specialization
  • Entrepreneurship For Computer Networking and Security Consulting - Certificate of Specialization
  • Home Business - Certificate of Specialization
  • Retail Management Essentials - Certificate of Specialization
  • Retail Management - Advanced - Certificate of Specialization
Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp
  • Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp - Certificate of Specialization
Communication Studies
  • Communication Studies - Associate in Arts Degree in Communication Studies For Transfer
  • Communications - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
Computer Networking
  • Cisco - Associate of Science Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Cybersecurity - Associate of Science Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Microsoft - Associate of Science Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Cisco Certified Networking Administrator (CCNA) - Certificate of Accomplishment
  • CompTIA - Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Cybersecurity - Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Windows Server 2008 - Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) - Certificate of Specialization
  • Mcsa: Windows 8 - Certificate of Specialization
  • Mcsa: Windows Server 2012 - Certificate of Specialization
Digital Media Design
  • Digital Media Design - Certificate of Achievement
  • Animation and Gaming Foundation - Certificate of Accomplishment
Economics
  • Economics - Associate of Arts Degree Major
Educational Studies
  • Elementary Teacher Education - Associate in Arts Degree in Elementary Teacher Education For Transfer
  • Educational Studies - Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Liberal Studies (for Teaching) - Associate of Arts Degree Major
Electronics and Electric Technology
  • Electronics* - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • Emergency Management/Homeland Security - Associate of Arts Degree
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Arts Degree
  • Homeland Security (TSA) - Certificate of Specialization
English
  • English - Associate in Arts Degree in English For Transfer
  • English - Associate of Arts Degree Major
French
  • French - Associate of Arts Degree Major
Gerontology
  • Gerontology - Associate of Arts Degree Major
  • Gerontology - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
Health
  • Health and Fitness - Associate of Arts Degree Major
Health Care Management
  • Health Care Management - Associate of Science Degree or Certificate of Achievement
Health Science
  • Health Science - Certificate of Achievement
History
  • History - Associate in Arts Degree in History For Transfer
  • History - Associate of Arts Degree Major
Human Services
  • Human Services - Associate of Arts Degree Major
  • Human Services - Certificate of Accomplishment
Information Technology
  • Informatics - Associate of Arts or Science Degree or Certificate of Achievement
Leadership
  • Leadership - Certificate of Accomplishment
Liberal Arts
  • American Studies - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
  • Arts and Humanities - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
  • Communications - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
  • Physical Education and Health - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
  • Science and Math - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
Management and Supervision
  • Management - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Supervision and Management - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Leadership - Certificate of Accomplishment
Mathematics
  • Mathematics - Associate in Science Degree in Mathematics For Transfer
  • Mathematics - Associate of Arts Degree Major
  • Science and Math - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Applications - Certificate of Accomplishment
Office Technology
  • Business Information Worker - Certificate of Achievement
  • Medical Administrative Office Technician - Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Medical Coding Specialist - Certificate of Accomplishment
Paralegal Studies
  • Paralegal Studies - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
Physical Education and Health
  • Physical Education and Health - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
Physics
  • Physics - Associate in Science Degree in Physics For Transfer
Process Technology
  • Process Technology - Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Process Technician Fundamentals - Certificate of Accomplishment
Psychology
  • Psychology - Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology For Transfer
  • Psychology - Associate of Arts Degree Major
Real Estate
  • Real Estate Broker - Certificate of Achievement
  • Real Estate Studies - Certificate of Achievement
  • Real Estate Lending and Mortgage Brokering - Certificate of Specialization
  • Real Estate Property Salesperson - Certificate of Specialization
Science and Math
  • Science and Math - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
Sociology
  • Sociology - Associate in Arts Degree in Sociology For Transfer
  • Sociology - Associate of Arts Degree Major
Spanish
  • Spanish - Associate in Arts Degree in Spanish For Transfer
  • Spanish - Associate of Arts Degree Major
Transfer Studies
  • Csu General Education - Certificate of Achievement
  • Igetc - Certificate of Achievement

Online Degrees and Certificates

Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting - Certificate of Specialization
  • Bookkeeping - Certificate of Achievement
  • Bookkeeping - AA/AS Degree
  • General Accounting - Certificate of Achievement
  • General Accounting - AA/AS Degree
  • Intermediate Accounting - Certificate of Specialization
  • Taxation - Certificate of Achievement
  • Taxation - AA/AS Degree
American Studies
  • American Studies - AA/AS Degree
Art
  • Art - AA/AS Degree
Arts and Humanities
  • Arts and Humanities - AA/AS Degree
Business
  • Business Administration - Certificate of Achievement
  • Business Administration - AA/AS Degree
  • General Business - Certificate of Achievement
  • General Business - AA/AS Degree
  • Human Resources Management - Certificate of Achievement
  • Human Resources Management - AA/AS Degree
  • Marketing - Certificate of Achievement
  • Marketing - AA/AS Degree
Business Management
  • Business Plan - Certificate of Specialization
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - Certificate of Achievement
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - AA/AS Degree
  • Home Business - Certificate of Specialization
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management - Certificate of Achievement
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management - AA/AS Degree
  • Management - Certificate of Achievement
  • Management - AA/AS Degree
  • Project Management - Certificate of Completion
  • Retail Management - Certificate of Achievement
  • Retail Management - AA/AS Degree
Communication Studies
  • Communications - AA/AS Degree
Economics
  • Economics - AA/AS Degree
Educational Studies
  • Liberal Studies (for Teaching) - AA/AS Degree
Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • Criminal Justice - AA/AS Degree
  • Emergency Management/Homeland Security - Certificate of Achievement
  • Emergency Management/Homeland Security - AA/AS Degree
English
  • English - AA/AS Degree
Gerontology
  • Gerontology - Certificate of Achievement
  • Gerontology - AA/AS Degree
Health
  • Health and Fitness - AA/AS Degree
History
  • History - AA/AS Degree
Human Services
  • Human Services - Certificate of Completion
  • Human Services - AA/AS Degree
Liberal Arts
  • American Studies - AA/AS Degree
  • Arts and Humanities - AA/AS Degree
  • Communications - AA/AS Degree
  • Liberal Studies (for Teaching) - AA/AS Degree
  • Physical Education and Health - AA/AS Degree
  • Science and Math - AA/AS Degree
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences - AA/AS Degree
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management - Certificate of Achievement
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management - AA/AS Degree
Management and Supervision
  • Management - Certificate of Achievement
  • Management - AA/AS Degree
  • Supervision and Management - Certificate of Achievement
  • Supervision and Management - AA/AS Degree
Mathematics
  • Mathematics - AA/AS Degree
Office Technology
  • Business Information Worker - Certificate of Achievement
  • Medical Administrative Office Technician - Certificate of Completion
  • Medical Coding Specialist - Certificate of Completion
Physical Education and Health
  • Physical Education and Health - AA/AS Degree
Process Technology
  • Process Technician Fundamentals - Certificate of Completion
  • Process Technology - Certificate of Achievement
  • Process Technology - AA/AS Degree
Psychology
  • Psychology - AA/AS Degree
Real Estate
  • Real Estate Broker - Certificate of Achievement
  • Real Estate Lending and Mortgage Brokering - Certificate of Specialization
  • Real Estate Property Salesperson - Certificate of Specialization
  • Real Estate Studies - Certificate of Achievement
Science and Math
  • Science and Math - AA/AS Degree
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences - AA/AS Degree
Sociology
  • Sociology - AA/AS Degree

Please Note:
These are all "Option 1" degrees, since Coastline does not have a public speaking class in distance learning format which fulfills the CSU Oral Communications requirement. In addition, students majoring in science will need to take onsite science labs. (Please consult with a counselor to confirm your degree requirements.) Some distance learning courses require students to complete exams on campus, at examination centers, or in the presence of a proctor.

Associate Degree Requirements

In accordance with law and with rules and regulations of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Board of Trustees of the Coast Community College District, the requirements for the degree of Associate in Arts and Associate in Science include the following:

  1. GENERAL EDUCATION: Complete one of the three General Education options below.

    • Option 1 - designed for students who may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. However, it may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges.
    • Option 2 - designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges.
    • Option 3 - designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer
  2. FIELD OF STUDY: Complete the required courses in one of the fields of study listed above. All coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

  3. UNIT REQUIREMENT: Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 Coastline units.

  4. ELECTIVES: Complete additional A.A. degree applicable courses needed to meet the 60 unit requirement.

  5. GLOBAL AND MULTICULTURAL STUDIES REQUIREMENT: Complete at least 2.5 units from any of the following Global and Multicultural Studies:

    • Anthropology C100, C150; Art C100, C101, C103, C104, C105, C109, C135, C136, C137, C138, C175, C233, C235, C236, C237, C260, C261,C262, C265
    • Criminal Justice C148
    • English C144, C145
    • Foreign Language—any over C100
    • Geography C185
    • Gerontology C140
    • History C115, C122, C124, C128, C130, C160, C165, C180, C185
    • Humanities C100;
    • Human Services C100; Music C103
    • Philosophy C100, C113
    • Sociology C130
  6. ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

    • Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
    • Forward all official college transcripts from other colleges attended to Coastline.
    • Be in good academic standing (not on probation and/ or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
    • Petition for the degree in the beginning of the semester in which final requirements will be completed.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our degree and certificate programs.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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