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.

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Associate Degrees

  • A.S. Accounting (General)
  • A.S. Accounting (Bookkeeping)
  • A.S. Accounting (Taxation)
  • A.A. American Studies
  • A.A. Art
  • A.A. Arts and Humanities
  • A.S. Building Codes Professional
  • A.S.-T. Business Administration
  • A.A. Business Administration
  • A.S. Business (Business Administration)
  • A.S. Business (General)
  • A.S. Business (Human Resources Management)
  • A.S. Business (Marketing)
  • A.A. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • A.A. Management
  • A.A.-T. Communications
  • A.A. Communications
  • A.A. Computer Networking (Cisco)
  • A.A. Computer Networking (Microsoft®)
  • A.A. Computer Networking (Cybersecurity)
  • A.A. Economics
  • A.A. Electronics
  • A.A. Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • A.A. Emergency Management/Homeland Security (concentration in Criminal Justice)
  • A.A.-T. English
  • A.A. English
  • A.A. French
  • A.A. Gerontology
  • A.A. Health and Fitness
  • A.S. Health Care Management
  • A.A.-T. History
  • A.A. History
  • A.A. Human Services
  • A.A. Informatics
  • A.A. Liberal Studies for Teaching
  • A.S.-T. Mathematics
  • A.A. Mathematics
  • A.A. Supervision and Management
  • A.S. Office Support Specialist (Administrative Manager)
  • A.S. Office Support Specialist (Administrative Professional-Assistant)
  • A.S. Office Support Specialist (Financial Assistant)
  • A.S. Office Support Specialist (Financial Manager)
  • A.S. Office Support Specialist (General Office Manager)
  • A.A. Paralegal Studies
  • A.S.-T. Physics
  • A.A. Physical Education and Health
  • A.A. Process Technology
  • A.A.-T. Psychology
  • A.A. Psychology
  • A.A. Retail Management
  • A.A. Science and Math
  • A.A. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • A.A.-T. Sociology
  • A.A. Sociology
  • A.A.-T. Spanish
  • A.A. Spanish
  • A.A. Supply Chain Management

Certificates of Achievement

Completion of these programs satisfy the major requirements for an Associate degree. Combine general education credits and one of these certificates for a total of 60 units, culminating in an Associate degree.

  • Accounting (General)
  • Accounting (Bookkeeping)
  • Accounting (Taxation)
  • Business (General)
  • Business (Human Resources Management)
  • Business (Marketing)
  • Business (Business Administration)
  • Electronics
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Science
  • Management
  • Office Support Specialist (Administrative Manager)
  • Office Support Specialist (Administrative Professional-Assistant)
  • Office Support Specialist (Financial Assistant)
  • Office Support Specialist (Financial Manager)
  • Office Support Specialist (General Office Manager)
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Retail Management
  • Supervision and Management
  • Gerontology
  • Biological Laboratory Technology
  • Building Codes Professional
  • Computer Networking (Cisco)
  • Computer Networking (Microsoft®)
  • Computer Networking (Cybersecurity)
  • Digital Media Design
  • Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • Informatics
  • Process Technology
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Supply Chain Management

Certificates of Accomplishment

These career and technical training certificates are hyper focused on a specific discipline and result in a certificate from Coastline for the discipline studied. Please note that your transcripts will only reflect the courses taken, not an actual certificate.

  • Animation and Gaming Foundation
  • Cisco Certified Networking Administrator (CCNA)
  • CompTIA
  • Cybersecurity
  • Educational Studies
  • General Office Assistant
  • Human Services
  • Leadership
  • Medical Administrative Office Technician
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Mobile Applications
  • Process Technology Fundamentals
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management Essentials
  • Retail Management-Advanced
  • Windows Server 2008

Certificates of Specialization

These Certificates of Specialization are less than 12 units. A Coastline certificate will be awarded, but only the courses will be posted on the transcript.

Curriculum Requirements: Certificates of Specialization meet emerging technological needs of employers in business, government, and industry. These certificates are awarded upon completion of the required work. Students must complete at least 50 percent of the required certificate program at Coastline and must maintain at least a “C” average. Students are required to petition for the certificate at the beginning of the semester in which they will be completing their final requirements.

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Biotechnology Media Design
  • Business Plan
  • Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP)
  • Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp
  • Entrepreneurship Essentials
  • Entrepreneurship for Artists
  • Entrepreneurship for Computer Networking and Security Consulting
  • Home Business
  • Homeland Security (TSA)
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • MCSA: Windows 8
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
  • Real Estate Lending and Mortgage Brokering
  • Real Estate Property Salesperson

Online Degrees and Certificates

Associate Degrees

  • A.A. American Studies
  • A.A. Art
  • A.A. Arts and Humanities
  • A.A. Business Administration
  • A.A. Communications
  • A.A. Economics
  • A.A. English
  • A.A. Gerontology
  • A.A. Health and Fitness
  • A.A. History
  • A.A. Human Services
  • A.A. Liberal Studies (for Teaching)
  • A.S. Mathematics
  • A.A. Physical Education and Health
  • A.A. Psychology
  • A.S. Science and Math
  • A.A. Social and Behavioral Science
  • A.A. Sociology

Certificates of Specialization

  • Accounting: Advanced
  • Accounting: Intermediate

Certificates of Achievement

18 units or more (may also be applied as a major)

  • Accounting (General)
  • Accounting (Bookkeeping)
  • Accounting (Taxation)
  • Business (General)
  • Business (Human Resources Management)
  • Business (Marketing)
  • Business (Business Administration)
  • Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • Gerontology
  • Management
  • Supervision and Management
  • Office Support Specialist (Administrative Manager)
  • Office Support Specialist (Administrative Professional-Assistant)
  • Office Support Specialist (Financial Assistant)
  • Office Support Specialist (Financial Manager)
  • Office Support Specialist (General Office Manager)
  • Process Technology
  • Retail Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Supply Chain Management

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. (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.

Degrees for Transfer

Associate Degrees

The following Associate degrees prepare you for transfer to the CSU or UC system.

  • A.S.-T. Business Administration
  • A.A.-T. Communication Studies
  • A.A.-T. English
  • A.A.-T. History
  • A.S.-T. Mathematics
  • A.S.-T. Physics
  • A.A.-T. Psychology
  • A.A.-T. Sociology
  • A.A.-T. Spanish

Career and Technical Education

Coastline offers several options for career-minded students. Our certificate programs allow you to focus on the topics that are of interest to you, and let you get in, get out, and get working! For more information on Coastline's certificate programs and complete program requirements, see a counselor or call (714) 241-6209 to request more information on Coastline's Career and Technical programs.

Certificates of Achievement

These Certificates of Achievement are all approved majors of 18 or more units and will be posted on the transcript. They may be used to meet the 18 unit requirement for the A.A. or A.S. degrees.

  • Accounting (Bookkeeping)
  • Accounting (General Accounting)
  • Accounting (Taxation)
  • Building Codes Professional
  • Business (Business Administration)
  • Business (General Business)
  • Business (Human Resources Management)
  • Business (Marketing)
  • Computer Networking (Cisco)
  • Computer Networking:(Cybersecurity)
  • Computer Networking (Microsoft®)
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Gerontology
  • Health Care Management
  • Informatics
  • Management
  • Supervision and Management
  • Office Support Specialist (Administrative Manager)
  • Office Support Specialist (Administrative Professional-Assistant)
  • Office Support Specialist (Financial Assistant)
  • Office Support Specialist (Financial Manager)
  • Office Support Specialist (General Office Manager)
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Process Technology
  • Retail Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Certificate of Achievements (only)

These Certificates are 18 or more units and will be posted on the transcript. Course units may be applied as electives towards the A.A. or A.S. Degree.

  • Biological Laboratory Technician
  • Digital Media Design
  • Health Science
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Studies

Certificates of Accomplishment

These Certificates of Accomplishment are 12 or more units. A Coastline certificate will be awarded, but only courses will be posted on the transcript.

  • Cisco Certified Networking Administrator (CCNA)
  • CompTIA
  • Animation and Gaming Foundations Educational Studies
  • General Office Assistant
  • Human Services
  • Leadership
  • Medical Administrative Office Technician
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Mobile Applications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Process Technology Fundamentals Project Management
  • Retail Management-Advanced
  • Retail Management Essentials
  • Windows Server 2008

Certificates of Specialization

These Certificates of Specialization are less than 12 units. A Coastline certificate will be awarded, but only the courses will be posted on the transcript.

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Biotechnology Media Design
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Business Plan
  • Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP)
  • Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp
  • Entrepreneurship Essentials
  • Entrepreneurship for Artists
  • Entrepreneurship for Computer Networking and Security Consulting
  • Home Business
  • Homeland Security (TSA)
  • MCSA: Windows 8
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
  • Real Estate Lending and Mortgage Brokering
  • Real Estate Property Salesperson

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.

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