Certificate Petition

Certificate Requirements

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.

NOTE: Incomplete petitions will not be accepted

In order to receive a certificate, all requirements of that certificate must have been met by the end of the term in which you petition. It is highly recommended that you meet with a counselor prior to submitting your certificate petition to ensure that you have met all the requirements.

Personal Information

  • Established when a student begins enrollment at SCC or any other College/University and maintains continuous enrollment, which is defined as enrollment in at least one semester/session of a calendar year.
  • Catalog requirements for the semester/session a student is applying to graduate.

1 - Certificate Major Requirements

  • • Required courses for the major (exactly as it appears from your catalog year)

    • College where the classes were taken or mark whether the requirements were met by AP Exam or by Course Substitution

    • Grades and/or indicate if the class is currently in-progress - ALL major courses must be completed with a “C” grade or better.


    Course Name / Number: POLS 300

    College / AP Exam / Course Sub: ARC/ AP / Sub

    Grade / In progress / AP Score: A / IP / score of 5


2 - Certificate Major Requirements


3 - Certificate Major Requirements


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