Degrees

An A.A. degree may be earned upon the completion of the equivalent of two full-time years of college work. Listed below are the requirements for all options…


Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree Requirements


An A.A. degree may be earned upon the completion of the equivalent of two full-time years of college work. Listed below are the requirements for all options:

  • Complete English and math placement testing.
  • Forward all official college transcripts to Coastline Community College.
  • Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 Coastline units.
  • 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.
  • Be enrolled at Coastline at the time the Petition for Graduation is filed.
  • Be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
  • Complete at least 2.5 units from any of the following Global and Multicultural Studies:
    • Anthropology 100, 150
    • Art 100, 101, 103, 104, 109, 135AB, 136AB, 137, 138AB, 175, 233, 235, 236, 237AB
    • English 144, 145
    • Foreign language—any over 100
    • Geography 185
    • History 115, 122, 124, 128, 130, 160, 165, 180, 185
    • Humanities 100, 110
    • Human Services 100
    • International Business 100, 115, 160, 173, 175, 180, 185, 186, 190, 195
    • Music 103
    • Philosophy 100, 113
    • Speech 103

  • Complete one of the three A.A. degree option plans.

Associate Degree for Transfer

Associate Degree for Transfer

Getting an AA-T or an AS-T Degree makes it easy to transfer from a California community college into the CSU system. Check out the degree options to find one that's right for you.



California State University (CSU) General Education Requirements

CSU Campuses

Bakersfield
Channel Island
Chico
Dominguez Hills
East Bay
Fresno
Fullerton
Hayward
Humboldt
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Maritime Academy
Monterey Bay
Northridge
Pomona
Sacramento
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
San Luis Obispo
San Marcos
Sonoma
Stanislaus

General Education Requirements by Group

Group A: Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking

Must complete 9 units with a minimum of 3 units in A1 and A2 and A3.

  • A1: Oral Communication
    Speech 100 or 103 or 110
  • A2: Written Communication
    English 100
  • A3: Critical Thinking
    English 102 or English 110 or Philosophy 115
Group B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms

Must complete 9 units with a minimum of 3 units in B1 and 3 units in B2 and three units in B4. (One of the science courses must be a laboratory course.)

  • B1: Physical Science
    Astronomy 100
    Chemistry 100, 105, 110, 130, 180, 185
    Ecology 105
    Geology 100, 110, 130
    Physics 110, 120, 125
  • B2: Life Science
    Biology 100, 105, 110, 120, 170
    Ecology 100, 105
    Marine Science 100, 105
  • B3: Laboratory Activity
    Astronomy 100L
    Biology 101, 170
    Chemistry 110, 130, 180L, 185L
    Geology 105
    Marine Science 100L*, 105
    Physics 120, 125
    * Must be taken with Marine Science 100
  • B4: Mathematical/Quantitative Reasoning Concepts
    Math 100, 103, 115, 120, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 185, 225, 226, 280, 285
Group C: Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Language

Must complete 9 units with a minimum of 3 units in C1 and 3 units in C2.

  • C1: Arts
    Art 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 109, 110AB, 111A, 111B, 120, 120A, 120B, 122, 128, 135AB, 136AB, 137, 150A, 150B, 214AB, 222AB, 260AB, 265AB English 164 Music 100, 102, 103, 151, 152
  • C2: Humanities
    English 103, 140, 144, 145, 164, 177, 180
    Foreign Language (any foreign language) 101, 102, 180, 180A, 180B, 185, 185A, 185B, 203, 204, 260, 260A, 260B, 265, 265A, 265B, 280, 280A, 280B, 285
    French 144
    Humanities 100, 110, 130
    Philosophy 100, 112, 113, 120
    Religious Studies 105, 106, 110, 140, 140A, 140B, 180
    Sign Language 111AB
Group D: Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior; Historical Background

Must complete 9 units with a minimum of 3 units in 3 different subareas.

  • D1: Anthropology and Archeology
    Anthropology 100, 120, 150
  • D2: Economics
    Economics 100, 180, 185
  • D3: Ethnic Studies
    History 122, 124, 128, 130, 160
  • D4: Gender Studies
    History 120
  • D5: Geography
    Geography 100, 150, 180, 185
  • D6: History
    History 115, 160, 165, 170, 175, 180, 185
    Religious Studies 140, 140A, 140B
  • D7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science
    Communications 100
    History 108
  • D8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions
    Political Science 100, 110, 120, 130, 140
  • D9: Psychology
    Psychology 100, 115, 148, 170, 250, 280
  • D0: Sociology and Criminology
    Sociology 100, 110, 120
Group E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

Must complete 3 units.

  • Counseling 100, 105, 110, 120
    English 108
    Food and Nutrition 175
    Gerontology 120
    Health Education 100, 175
    Psychology 115, 118, 152AB, 153AB, 154AB, 155AB, 159, 160
    Sociology 120

And a maximum of one unit from the following activity courses:

  • Dance 101AD, 102AD, 105AD, 106AD, 107AD, 108AD, 110AD, 111AD, 113AD, 116AD; 120AD, 124AD, 125AD, 126AD, 130AD, 133AD, 140AD, 141AD, 150AB, 155AB, 160AD, 165AD
    Physical Education 101AB, 102AB, 103AB, 105AD, 107AD, 108AD, 109AD, 115AD, 116AD, 117AD, 118AD, 120AD, 121AD, 123, 125AD, 136AB, 137AB, 138, 140AB, 141AB, 147AB, 148AB, 150AD, 152AD, 153AD, 164AB, 170AD, 171AD, 172AB, 173AB, 174AD

Certification of General Education for Transfer to CSU or UC

Upon a student's request, Coastline will verify the completion of lower division general education requirements for transfer to the California State University (either the CSU general education breadth requirements or the IGETC) or the University of California (IGETC).

Courses can only be certified if they were on the CSU or IGETC approved list at the time they were taken by the student.

Students who transfer without certification will have to meet the general education requirements of the specific CSU or UC campus they are transferring to. Meeting these requirements usually necessitates taking additional courses.

Coastline will certify courses only once. Certification is not automatic and must be requested after the completion of the last term prior to transfer. This request should be made in the Admissions office when final transcripts are requested to be sent to the transfer university.

Students requesting CSU GE (General Education) Breadth certification from other colleges must complete at least 12 units at Coastline and must have official transcripts on file for these courses to be passed along in the certification process.

IGETC certification from other colleges is automatically certified as long as we have official transcripts on file and Coastline is the last college attended before transfer.

Distance Learning Courses that Meet CSU Transfer Requirements

Important Notes

NOTE: Transferability subject to change. Check with your transfer school and with a counselor.

Group A Requirements: Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking

Area Courses within Area (units per course)
A2
  • English 100—Freshman Composition (3.0)
A3
  • English 102—Critical Reasoning, Reading and Writing (3.0)
  • Philosophy 115—Logic and Critical Thinking (3.0)

Group B Requirements: Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Area Courses within Area (units per course)
B1
  • Astronomy 100—Introduction to Astronomy (3.0)
  • Chemistry 105—Chemistry Explorations for Teachers (2.0)
  • Chemistry 110—Introduction to Chemistry (5.0)
  • Chemistry 180—General Chemistry A (4.0)
  • Chemistry 185—General Chemistry B (4.0)
  • Geology 100—Introduction to Geology (3.0)
B2
  • Biology 100—Introduction to Biology (3.0)
  • Biology 120—Biology of Aging (3.0)
  • Ecology 100—Human Ecology (3.0)
  • Marine Science 100—Introduction to Marine Science (3.0)
B3
  • Astronomy 100L—Introduction to Astronomy Lab (1.0)
  • Biology 101—Introduction to Biology Lab (1.0)
  • Chemistry 110—Introduction to Chemistry (5.0)
  • Chemistry 180L—General Chemistry Lab A (1.0)
  • Chemistry 185L—General Chemistry Lab B (1.0)
  • Geology 105L—Introduction to Geology Lab (1.0)
  • Marine Science 100L—Marine Science Oceanography Lab (1.0)
B4
  • Mathematics 100—Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)
  • Mathematics 103—Math for Elementary Teachers 3 (3.0)
  • Mathematics 115—College Algebra (4.0)
  • Mathematics 150—Finite Mathematics with Application (3.0)
  • Mathematics 160—Introduction to Statistics (3.0)
  • Mathematics 170—Precalculus Mathematics (5.0)
  • Mathematics 180—Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1 (5.0)
  • Mathematics 185—Calculus with Analytic Geometry 2 (5.0)

Group C Requirements: Art, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Language

Area Courses within Area (units per course)
C1
  • Art 100—History and Appreciation of Art 1 (3.0)
  • Art 101—History and Appreciation of Art 2 (3.0)
  • Art 128—Survey of Watercolor Painting (1.5)
  • Art 135AB—Survey of Chinese Brush Painting (2.0)
  • English 145—American Literature: The Short Story (3.0)
  • Music 100—History and Appreciation of Music (3.0)
C2
  • French 180—Elementary French (5.0)
  • French 180A—Elementary French (2.5)
  • French 180B—Elementary French (2.5)
  • Humanities 110—Humanities through the Arts (3.0)
  • Humanities 130—Cinema History/Appreciation (3.0)
  • Philosophy 100—Introduction to Philosophy (3.0)
  • Philosophy 113—Philosophical Ecology (3.0)
  • Philosophy 120—Ethics and Moral Choices (3.0)
  • Spanish 180—Elementary Spanish (5.0)
  • Spanish 180A—Elementary Spanish (2.5)
  • Spanish 180B—Elementary Spanish (2.5)
  • Spanish 185A—Elementary Spanish 2A (2.5)
  • Spanish 185B—Elementary Spanish 2B (2.5)
  • Vietnamese 180—Elementary Vietnamese 1 (5.0)
  • Vietnamese 185—Elementary Vietnamese 2 (5.0)

Group D Requirements: Social, Political and Economic Institutions

Area Courses within Area (units per course)
D1
  • Anthropology 100—Cultural Anthropology (3.0)
D2
  • Economics 180—Principles of Economics (Macro) (3.0)
  • Economics 185—Principles of Economics (Micro) (3.0)
D6
  • History 160—World Civilization to 1500 (3.0)
  • History 165—World Civilization from 1500 (3.0)
  • History 170—U.S. History to 1876 (3.0)
  • History 175—U.S. History Since 1876 (3.0)
  • History 180—Western Civilization to 1550 (3.0)
  • History 185—Western Civilization Since 1550 (3.0)
D7
  • Communications 100—Mass Communication (3.0)
D8
  • Political Science 100—American Government (3.0)
D9
  • Psychology 100—Introduction to Psychology (3.0)
  • Psychology 115—Child Growth and Development (3.0)
D0
  • Sociology 100—Introduction to Sociology (3.0)
  • Sociology 110—Marriage and Family (3.0)
  • Sociology 120—Introduction to Gerontology (3.0)

Group E Requirements: Understanding and Self Development

Courses within Group E (units per course)
  • Counseling 105—Succeeding in College (3.0)
  • English 108—Library Resources and Research (1.0)
  • Health Education 100—Contemporary Health Issues (3.0)
  • Psychology 118—Transitions Through the Life Span (3.0)

Electives

Elective Courses (units per course)
  • Accounting 101—Financial Accounting (4.0)
  • Accounting 102—Managerial Accounting (4.0)
  • Art 119—Applied Sketching Techniques (2.0)
  • Art 237AB—Chinese Flower Painting (3.0)
  • Art 238AD—Chinese Flower Printing 2 (3.0)
  • Business 100—Introduction to Business (3.0)
  • Business 110—Legal Environment of Business (3.0)
  • Business 120—Personal Financial Planning (3.0)
  • Business 150—Introduction to Marketing (3.0)
  • Business 222—Business Ownership Management (3.0)
  • Computer 104—Microsoft Windows 1 (1.5)
  • Computer 110B—Basic Macintosh Operations (1.5)
  • Computer 120—Microsoft Excel 1 (1.5)
  • Computer 121-1—Microsoft Excel 2 (1.5)
  • Computer 147-1—Microsoft Word 2000 (1.5)
  • Computer 148A—Microsoft Word/Long Documents (1.5)
  • Computer 148B—Microsoft Word/Graphics (1.5)
  • Computer 148C—Microsoft Word/Power Word (1.5)
  • Computer 150—Microsoft Office Professional (3.0)
  • Computer 157—Windows ME (3.0)
  • Computer 166C—Macromedia Flash (3.0)
  • Computer 167—Visual Basic (3.0)
  • Computer 171—Web Page Design I (1.5)
  • Computer 171B—Web Page Design II (1.5)
  • Computer 172—Corporate Web Manager (1.5)
  • Computer 179—Learning FileMaker Pro (3.0)
  • Computer 185—Microsoft Power Point (3.0)
  • Computer 197—E-Commerce: Constructing an Online Business (3.0)
  • Computer Science 100—Introduction to Business Information Systems (3.0)
  • Computer Services Technology 122—Technical Documentation (1.5)
  • Computer Services Technology 128—Introduction to Networking (3.0)
  • Computer Services Technology 161—Supporting Windows 2000 Professional Server (3.0)
  • Digital Graphics Application 166A—Intermediate Dreamweaver (3.0)
  • Digital Graphics Application 166C—Macromedia Flash (3.0)
  • Digital Graphics Application 180—Introduction to Multimedia (1.5)
  • Education 103—Introduction/Computers in Education (2.0)
  • Education 104—Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contemporary Classrooms (1.0)
  • Education 180—Family, School, and Community Partnership (3.0)
  • Education 200—The Teaching Profession (3.0)
  • English 105—Business English (3.0)
  • English 135—Business Writing (3.0)
  • French 183—Review of Elementary French (1.0)
  • French 186AB—Topics in French (1.0)
  • French 198AD—Current Issues in French Culture and Communication (2.0)
  • Gerontology 130—Techniques in Working with the Frail Elderly (3.0)
  • Human Services 100—Introduction to Human Services (3.0)
  • Human Services 101—Helping Theories and Intervention Skills (3.0)
  • Human Services 102—Crisis Intervention (3.0)
  • Human Services 103—Stress Management (1.5)
  • Human Services 272—Practicum (2.0)
  • Management and Supervision 100—Organizational Management (3.0)
  • Management and Supervision 104—Human Resources Management (3.0)
  • Mathematics 103—Math for Elementary Teachers 3 (3.0)
  • Mathematics 104—Math for Elementary Teachers 1 (3.0)
  • Mathematics 106—Math for Elementary Teachers 2 (3.0)
  • Physical Education 190AD—Physiology of Exercise (2.0)
  • Physical Education 190L—Physiology of Exercise Lab (1.0)
  • Spanish 183—Review of Elementary Spanish (1.0)

Distance Learning Courses that Meet IGETC Transfer Requirements

Important Notes

In addition to the information on this page, see also:


Area 1: English Communication

Group Courses within Group (units per course)
Group A:
Freshman Composition
English 100—Freshman Composition (3.0)
Group B:
Critical Reasoning
English 102—Critical Reasoning, Reading and Writing (3.0)

Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

Courses within Area 2 (units per course)
  • Mathematics 115—College Algebra (4.0)
  • Mathematics 160—Introduction to Statistics (3.0)

Area 3: Arts and Humanities

Group Courses within Group (units per course)
Group A:
Arts
  • Art 100—History and Appreciation of Art (3.0)
  • Art 101—History and Appreciation of Art 2 (3.0)
  • Music 100—History and Appreciation of Music (3.0)
Group B:
Humanities
  • History 145—American Literature: The Short Story (3.0)
  • History 160—World History to 1500 (3.0)
  • History 170—U.S. History to 1876 (3.0)
  • History 175—U.S. History Since 1876 (3.0)
  • History 180—Western Civilization to 1550 (3.0)
  • History 185—Western Civilization Since 1550 (3.0)
  • Humanities 110—Humanities through the Arts (3.0)
  • Humanities 130—Cinema History/Appreciation (3.0)
  • Philosophy 100—Introduction to Philosophy (3.0)
  • Philosophy 113—Philosophical Ecology (3.0)
  • Philosophy 120—Ethics and Moral Choices (3.0)

Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Courses within Area 4
  • Anthropology 100—Cultural Anthropology (3.0)
  • Ecology 100—Human Ecology (3.0)
  • Economics 180—Principles of Economics (Macro) (3.0)
  • Economics 185—Principles of Economics (Micro) (3.0)
  • Political Science 100—American Government (3.0)
  • Psychology 100—Introduction to Psychology (3.0)
  • Psychology 118—Transitions Through the Life Span (3.0)
  • Sociology 100—Introduction to Sociology (3.0)

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

Group Courses within Group (units per course)
Group A:
Physical Sciences
  • Astronomy 100—Introduction to Astronomy (3.0)
  • Astronomy 100L—Astronomy Lab (1.0)
  • Chemistry 110—Introduction to Chemistry* (5.0)
  • Chemistry 180—General Chemistry A (4.0)
  • Chemistry 180L—General Chemistry Lab A (1.0)
  • Chemistry 185—General Chemistry B (4.0)
  • Chemistry 185L—General Chemistry Lab B (1.0)
  • Geology 105—General Geology (3.0)
  • Geology 105L—Geology Lab (1.0)
Group B:
Biological Sciences
  • Biology 100—Introduction to Biology (3.0)
  • Biology 101—Introduction to Biology Lab (1.0)
  • Marine Science 100—Introduction to Marine Science (3.0)

* Indicates that transfer credit may be limited


Foreign Language

Foreign Language Courses (units per course)
  • French 180—Elementary French (5.0)
  • Italian 180—Elementary Italian (5.0)
  • Spanish 180—Elementary Spanish (5.0)
  • Vietnamese 180—Elementary Vietnamese 1 (5.0)
  • Vietnamese 185—Elementary Vietnamese 2 (5.0)

High School Program Completion

It is possible to complete a certificate program, an associate degree, a transfer program and/or a bachelor's degree without earning a high school diploma. Many individuals, however, may want to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent for personal or employment reasons.

The following educational agencies may be contacted regarding obtaining the high school diploma, GED test and/or certificate of proficiency:

Educational Agency Phone Number
California State University Fullerton (714) 278-2487
Garden Grove Unified School District (Chapman Adult Education Center) (714) 663-6520
Huntington Beach Adult/Alternative School (714) 842-4779
Newport Mesa Unified School District (949) 515-6609
Santa Ana Centennial Education Center (714) 564-5700


Option I—Distance Learning Degree Plan Designed for the Military Services

General Information

This degree provides the option of an area of concentration utilizing ACE certified training received through the Armed Forces. The degree is awarded upon the completion of 60 units of acceptable required and elective coursework as described below.

General Education Requirements

Major Requirement

  • Complete 18-24 units of required courses in desired field of study.
  • All coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Credit is awarded for military training and experience as recommended by the American Council on Education.

Elective Requirement

Complete 18-24 units of free electives and/or evaluated military credit.

Coastline Requirements

After completing 12 units of coursework at Coastline, a maximum of up to 40 units of non-traditional course work will be awarded and posted to the student's transcript upon determination of military experience and schooling, and CLEP and DANTES test scores. Students must provide official transcripts to Coastline in order for courses and units to apply toward the degree.

For more information about Coastline's Military Outreach Services, refer to the Military Program page.

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