NOTE: Please visit the Skyline College Catalog for a complete listing of General Degree Requirements.
|A minimum of 18 units must be completed in a major. Some majors require the completion
of more than 18 semester units.
|Ethnic & Cultural Diversity Requirement
|American History & Institutions Requirement
|Physical Education Requirement
|Two activity-based courses
|General Education Requirement
|Additional courses to meet 60 unit minimum
|60 units to meet associate degree requirement
Associate Degree Requirement Checklist
The checklist below is a guide to help you in selecting courses and keeping track
of your progress. You are strongly encouraged to meet with your counselor to review
your selections and to complete a Student Education Plan, which will assist you in
keeping track of your progress and in reaching your educational goals.
Graduation Requirements for Certificate Programs
Fifty (50) percent of the total units required for the Certificate must be completed
at Skyline College. Units earned to meet certificate requirements may be applied toward
the 60 units required for an AA or AS degree and may also satisfy the major requirement
for an Associate’s Degree.
Graduation Requirements for the Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate
in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
The Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees are designed to
provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community
College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with
junior standing to the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their
local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college
major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.
Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining
requirements for the 120- unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter
units. To view the most current list of Skyline College Associate Degrees for Transfer
and to find out which CSU campuses accept each degree, please visit the Transfer Center website. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a
counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop a Student Educational
Plan (SEP) that best meets their goals and needs.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) were developed in response to Senate Bill 1440
(Padilla, 2010) and subsequent revisions to Education Code section 66746(a) that required
community colleges to develop and offer “associate degrees for transfer” which fulfill
the lower division component of a baccalaureate major at a California State University.
These degrees allow students to fulfill lower division major requirements at a community
college and guarantee transfer with junior status to the CSU system. Students who
complete an ADT and transfer to a similar major at a CSU are guaranteed a pathway
to finish their baccalaureate degree in 60 semester units. These degrees require students
to meet both of the following requirements:
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to California State
University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University
GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the
community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs include both Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate in Science for
Transfer (AS-T) degrees. The law authorizing these degrees also requires that students
must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course
is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.”
This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular
CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students
should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information
on university admission and transferrequirements.