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2015 - 2016 Degree Plans, General Education Core & Areas of Study

Collin College offers several types of awards:  Academic transfer degrees and certificates as well as workforce degrees, certificates, and awards. Links to individual award descriptions and requirements are found below. [GE] indicates a Gainful Employment program.  Clicking on this tag will direct you to program-specific information about cost, financing, and success for that award.

There is general education curriculum as part of every degree. The General Education Core is for academic transfer awards, and the Workforce General Education component is for the Applied Associate of Science (AAS) degrees.

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Click to see transfer Areas of Study at Collin College

ACADEMIC TRANSFER DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
Click on award names  below to see details.

Click  to see General Education Core for transfer

Associate of Arts (AA) degrees:
AA, General Studies
AA Business
AA Communication
AA Criminal Justice
AA Music

Associate of Science (AS) degrees:
AS General Studies
AS Computer Science
AS Engineering

Associate of Arts in Teaching(AAT) degrees:
AAT - Early Childhood-Grade 6
AAT - Middle Grades (Grades 4-8)
AAT - High School (Grades 8-12)

Academic Certificates:

Accounting (See Business Field of Study)

Business Field Of Study

Communication Field of Study

  • Advertising / Public Relations (Sub-Area)
  • General Communication (Sub-Area)

Computer Science Field Of Study

Criminal Justice Field of Study

Economics (See Business Field Of Study)

Education (See AAT leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification)

Engineering Field Of Study

Music Field of Study

Core Completion Certificate

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREES (AAS) and CERTIFICATES

Click program names  below to see details.


Click to see AAS WORKFORCE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT AND OPTIONS

Click to learn more about CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES listed by career cluster.

WORKFORCE CREDIT/ CONTINUING EDUCATION

AREAS OF STUDY BY CAREER CLUSTER

Architecture & Construction

Credit Programs and Awards

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

  • AAS – Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
  • Certificate – Computer-Aided Drafting and Design [GE]
  • Certificate – Mechanical Computer-Aided Drafting and Design [GE]
  • Enhanced Skills Certificate – CADD
  • MSAA – AutoCAD

Green Interior and Architectural Design

  • AAS – Green Interior and Architectural Design
  • Certificate – Level I – Green Interior and Architectural Design [GE]
  • Certificate – Level II – Green Interior and Architectural Design [GE]
  • MSAA – Green Interior and Architectural Design

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

AutoCad Courses

42

Construction Project Management Certificate Series

72

Interior Design Concepts for Certificate Series

72

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Credit Program and Awards

Animation

Also see Digital Video

  • AAS – Animation
    • 3-D Animation Track
    • Game Art Track
  • Certificate – Animation [GE]
    • 3-D Animation Track
    • Game Art Track

Digital Video

Also see Animation

  • AAS – Digital Video
  • Certificate – Digital Video [GE]

Graphic Design

Also see Photography, Commercial

  • AAS – Graphic Design
    • Print Track
    • Web Track
  • Certificate – Graphic Design [GE]
    • Print Track
    • Web Track

Music, Commercial

Also see Associate of Arts – Music Field of Study an academic transfer program

  • AAS – Commercial Music
  • Certificate – Audio Engineering [GE]
    • Studio Track
    • Live Sound Track
  • Certificate – Music Business [GE]

Photography, Commercial

Also see Graphic Design and

Associate of Arts – Photography for academic transfer coursework.

  • AAS – Commercial Photography
  • Certificate – Commercial Photography [GE]

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Digital Photographer Certificate Series

148

Graphic Designer Certificate Series

189-213

Web Developer Certificate Series

147-156

Business Management & Administration

Credit Programs and Awards

Business Management

Click here to learn more about this  program  in a Competency -Based format.

  • AAS – Business Management
  • Certificate – Business Management [GE]

Office Systems Technology

  • AAS – Office Systems Technology
  • Certificate – Office Systems Technology [GE]
  • Certificate – Medical Office Support [GE]
  • MSAA – Accounting Support
  • MSAA – Office Systems Technology

Real Estate

  • AAS – Real Estate
  • Certificate – Real Estate Salesperson* [GE]

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Administrative Assistant Cert. Series

150

Business Intelligence Cert. Series

60

Business Mediation Cert. Series

40

Entrepreneurship Certificate Series

66-73

Human Resources Management Cert. Series

72

Insurance Professional Certificate Series

64

Marketing Brand Management Cert. Series

48

Marketing Project Certificate Series

48

Operations Management Cert. Series

48

PHR Certification Exam Prep

36

Project Management Cert. Series

72

Project Management Certification Exam Preparation

15

Quickbooks Certified User- (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and User Cert. Prep)

60

Retail Management Cert. Series

48

Supervisory Management Cert. Series

72

Training & Development Cert. Series

75

Workplace Communication Skills Adv. Cert. Series

270

*Credit and Continuing Education Real Estate course may be taken concurrently.

Education & Training

Credit Programs and Awards

Child Development

Also see Child Development / Early Childhood and

Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)

  • AAS – Child Development
  • Certificate – Child Development [GE]
  • Certificate – Child Development Associate [GE]
  • MSAA – Child Development Administration of Programs for Children
  • MSAA – Child Development Associate Training

Child Development / Early Childhood

Also see Child Development and

Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)

  • Certificate – Early Childhood Educator [GE]
  • Certificate – Infant and Toddler Educator [GE]

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Montessori Cert. Series

120

Training & Development Cert. Series

75

Instructional Design and Development Cert. Series

84

Finance

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Certified Bookkeeper
(Certification requires two years bookkeeping experience.)

42

Accounting Assistant

30

Accounting Clerk Cert. Series

66

Certified Tax Professional

180

Payroll Professional

36

Fundamental Payroll Cert. (FPC)

30

Quickbooks Certified User- (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and User Cert. Prep)

60

Government & Public Administration

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Nonprofit Management Certificate Series

50

Health Science

Credit Programs and Awards

Dental Hygienist

  • AAS – Dental Hygienist

Health Information Management

Also see Health Information Management / Medical Coding and Billing

  • AAS – Health Information Management

Health Information Management / Medical Coding and Billing

Also see Health Information Management

  • Certificate – Medical Coding and Billing [GE]

Health Professions

  • MSAA - Health Professions
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Track
    • Electrocardiography (EKG) Track
    • Phlebotomy (PHLEB) Track
  • MSAA - Patient Care Technician

Nursing (RN)

  • AAS – Nursing (RN)
  • Nursing (RN) Bridge for LVN / Paramedic / Medic

Polysomnographic Technology

  • AAS – Polysomnographic Technology
  • Certificate – Polysomnographic Technology [GE]

Respiratory Care

  • AAS – Respiratory Care

Surgical Technology

  • AAS – Surgical Technology
  • Certificate – Central Sterile Processing

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Certified Nurse Assistant

100

Clinical Medical Assistant

350

Dental Assistant

  • Optional Clinical

100

50

EKG Technician

186

Health IT Certificate Series

378

Health Unit Coordinator Certificate

232

Healthcare Case Management

135

Medical Coding Certificate Series

  • Optional externship

352

160

Medical Billing Certificate Series

  • Optional externship

216

120

Medical Secretary Certificate Series

  • Optional externship

205

120

Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate

80

Optician Training Certificate

80

Patient Care Technician Certificate

  • Nurse Aide
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG

198

100
48
50

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

194

Phlebotomy Technician Certification

  • Optional Clinical

48

100

Radiology Training (NCT)

120

RN Refresher

160

Veterinary Assistant Program

618

Hospitality & Tourism

Credit Programs and Awards

Culinary Arts

Also see Pastry Arts

  • AAS – Culinary Arts
  • Certificate – Culinary Arts [GE]
  • Certificate – Advanced Culinary Arts

Hospitality and Food Service Management

  • AAS – Hospitality and Food Service Management
    • Hotel / Restaurant Management Track
    • Meetings and Event Management Track
  • Certificate – Hotel / Restaurant Management [GE]
  • Certificate – Meetings and Event Management [GE]

Pastry Arts

Also see Culinary Arts

  • AAS – Pastry Arts
  • Certificate – Pastry Arts [GE]

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Certified Wedding and Event Planner

40

Home Landscaping Certificate Series

32

Human Services

Credit Programs and Awards

Interpreter Education Program (IEP)

Also see Associate of Arts American Sign Language (Deaf Education) for academic transfer coursework.

  • AAS – Interpreter Education Program (IEP)
  • Certificate – ASL Studies [GE]

Information Technology

Credit Programs and Awards

Cisco Systems Computer Networking Technology

  • AAS – Cisco Systems Computer Networking Technology
  • Certificate – Advanced Cisco Systems Computer Networking Technology (CCNP) [GE]
  • MSAA – Cisco Systems Computer Networking Technology (CCNA)

Computer Networking Technology

  • AAS – Computer Networking Technology
  • Certificate – Computer Networking Technology Software (MCSA) [GE]
  • Certificate – Computer Networking Technology Advanced Software (MCSE) [GE]

Computer Systems

  • AAS – Computer Systems
    • Computer Support Track
    • Database Development Track
    • Information System Track
    • C++ Software Development Track
    • Java Software Development Track
  • Certificate Computer Systems [GE]
    • Computer Support Track
    • Database Development Track
    • Information System Track
  • Certificate – Software Design [GE]
    • C++ Track
    • Java Track
  • MSAA – Computer Applications
  • MSAA – Database Applications

Convergence Technology

  • AAS – Convergence Technology
  • Certificate – Convergence Technology [GE]

E-Business Development

  • AAS – E-Business Development
    • Media Track
    • Web Development Track
    • Android Mobile Development Track
    • iOS Mobile Development Track
    • Windows Mobile Development Track
    • C# .NET Development Track
    • Visual Basic .NET Development Track
  • Certificate – E-Business Development [GE]
    • Media Track
    • E-Commerce Track
    • Android Mobile Development Track
    • iOS Mobile Development Track
    • Windows Mobile Development Track
    • C# .NET Development Track
    • Visual Basic .NET Development Track
  • Certificate – Web Development [GE]
  • MSAA – Interactive Web Programming
  • MSAA – Studio
  • MSAA – Web Commerce

Geospatial Information Science (GIS)

  • AAS – Geospatial Information Science (GIS)
  • Certificate – Geospatial Information Science (GIS) [GE]

Information Systems Cybersecurity

  • AAS – Information Systems Cybersecurity
  • Certificate – Information Systems Cybersecurity [GE]
  • Certificate – CISSP Information Systems Cybersecurity Professional [GE]

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Cisco Certified Network Associate Cert. Series*

320

Cisco Certified Network Professional Cert. Series**

288

Comp TIA A+ Certification

36

Comp TIA Net+ Certification

36

Comp TIA Security+ Certification

36

EC-Council***

30

MCSA Exam Prep. Courses

  • MCSA 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • MCSA 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012
  • MCSA 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

 

40

40

40

MCSE Exam Prep. Courses (after completion of MCSA)

  • MCSA 70-461 Querying MS SQL Server 2012
  • MCSA 70-462 Admin MS SQL Server 2012 Databases

 

40

40

Oracle-Prepare for the OCP Exam

120

VMWare- Install, Configure, Manage

40

* Concurrent enrollment to complete equivalent of 4 credit courses (CE courses each at 80 contact hours)

** Concurrent enrollment to complete 3 credit courses (CE courses each at 96 contact hours)

*** This course covers the objectives of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam and uses a CEH textbooks well as a CEH certified instructor. However, this is not an official EC Council Course.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

CreditPrograms and Awards

Emergency Medical Services Professions

  • AAS – Emergency Medical Services Professions
  • Certificate – EMS Paramedic [GE]
  • MSAA – Emergency Medical Services Professions

Fire Academy

Also see Fire Science

  • AAS – Basic Firefighter Certification
  • Certificate – Basic Firefighter [GE]

Fire Science

Also see Fire Academy

  • AAS – Fire Officer Certification
  • Certificate – Fire Officer [GE]
  • MSAA – Fire Officer Candidate

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

  • AAS – Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Certificate – Paralegal General [GE]

Police Academy

Also see Continuing Education Basic Peace Officer program

  • Certificate – Basic Peace Officer

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Advanced Practice Paramedic

208

Basic Peace Officer Program

752

Fire Investigator Certification

160

Fire Inspector Certification 227
Driver/Operator - Pumper Certification 64

Manufacturing & Energy

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

LEAN Enterprise Certificate Series

48

AutoCAD Courses

  42

Solid Works Courses

114

Marketing

Credit Programs and Awards

Marketing

  • AAS – Marketing
  • Certificate – Marketing [GE]

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Internet Marketing Certificate Series

144

Marketing Project Certificate Series

48

Marketing Brand Management Certificate Series

48

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Credit Programs and Awards

Biotechnology

  • Certificate – Biotechnology [GE]

Electronic Engineering Technology

  • AAS – Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Certificate – Electronic Engineering Technology [GE]

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

  • AAS – Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)

24

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist - Testing/Maintenance (CFOS/T)

16

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist - Splicing (CFOS/S)

16

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Continuing Education

Contact Hours

Professional Truck Driving (CDL)

  • Part I
  • Part II

 

100
100

Packaging and Product Logistics Certificate Series

48

Logistics and Materials Management Certificate Series

                              218

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