Coastal Carolina Community College awards associate degrees in arts, fine arts, engineering, and sciences for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university after completing a full two-year program of study. Associate degrees in applied sciences, diploma programs, and certificate programs are offered for students who plan to enter the workforce upon graduation. All College programs of study leading to two-year degrees are designed to ensure competence in reading, writing, oral communication, and fundamental mathematical skills. Students entering programs, not prepared to begin study in required college-level courses, must prepare themselves in appropriate developmental courses.
Coastal Carolina Community College offers the following programs of study. The courses listed in each curriculum are required. However, they may not always be taught during the semester indicated. A student should confer with his or her educational academic counselor concerning course schedules. A schedule of courses offered will be published each semester. The College reserves the right to postpone offering a curriculum which has an insufficient number of applicants.
College/University Transfer Programs
For more information about college transfer programs, the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, and application to a university, visit the College Transfer Information page.
Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
Associate in Applied Science Degrees (A.A.S.)
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training in technical areas. A.A.S. programs range from 64 to 76 semester credit hours. A full-time student can typically complete one of these programs in two years.
Diploma programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training. Diploma programs range from 36 to 48 semester credit hours and can usually be completed by a full-time student within one calendar year. Associate degree level courses within a diploma program may also be applied toward an A.A.S. degree program.
Certificate programs are designed to provide short-term focused entry-level employment training. Certificate programs range from 12 to 18 semester credit hours and can usually be completed within one to four semesters. Certificate courses may also be applied toward a related diploma or A.A.S. degree program.