Degrees, Certificates, Transfer Majors, and Courses

Associate in Arts (AA)
Associate in Science (AS)

The Associate degree may be obtained by the completion of all required courses for a major (18 units or more) with grades of “C” or better in each course, fulfill general education requirements, satisfy competencies, and sufficient electives to meet a minimum total of 60 units with a grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).


Sacramento City College offers two types of Certificates:

Certificate of Achievement (COA) is offered to students who complete the program requirements. Certificates of Achievement (12 units or more of degree-applicable courses) are intended to certify that students completing all required courses for a major are prepared to enter the careers designated on their certificates. Certificates of Achievement require grades of “C” or better in each course with a minimum of 12 units completed at Sacramento City College.

Certificates (C) are intended to certify that students completing all required courses for a major are prepared to meet specific occupational needs, upgrade skills, or for advancement in an existing career. Certificates require 11.5 units or less with grades of “C” or better in each course. The certificate requires that all courses listed in the Required Program of study be completed at Sacramento City College. These certificates are not noted on transcripts.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” Information about program costs, financing, and student success can be accessed for Certificates of Achievement (18 or more units) through the link in the catalog certificate information or through the Gainful Employment Disclosure web page.

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law):

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

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Programs of Study (PDF format files)

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    • Biology (AS)
      • Field Ecology (COA)
    • Biology Addendum
    • Business
      • Accounting (see Accounting) (AS, COA)
      • Business, General (AS)
      • Business Administration (AS-T)
      • Customer Service (C)
      • Management (AS, COA)
      • Marketing (AS, COA)
      • Marketing, Advertising (AS)
      • Office Administration, Computer Keyboarding and Office Applications (COA)
      • Office Administration, Clerical General Office, Level A (COA)
      • Office Administration, Introduction to Computerized Office Technologies, Level B (COA)
      • Office Administration, Business Operations and Management Technology, Level C (COA)
      • Office Administration, Virtual Office and Management Technologies, Level D (AS, COA)
      • Real Estate (AS, COA)
      • Retail Management (COA)
      • Small Business Management (AS, COA)










    • Kinesiology (AA-T)
      • Athletic Coaching Certification (COA)
      • Fitness Instructor Certification (COA)
      • Kinesiology – Exercise Science (AA)



    • Mathematics (AS, AS-T)
    • Mechanical-Electrical Technology (AS, COA)
      • Commercial Building Energy Auditing and Commissioning
        Specialist (C)
      • Mechanical Systems Technician (COA)
    • Music (AA-T)
      • Commercial Music, Audio Production Emphasis (AA, COA)
      • Commercial Music, Music Business Management Emphasis (AA, COA)
      • Commercial Music, Performance Emphasis (AA, COA)
      • Commercial Music, Songwriting/Arranging Emphasis (AA, COA)
      • General (AA)