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Workforce Certificate Programs

In addition to the Associate of Applied Science workforce degrees, Collin College offers a variety of certificates in applied science fields.

Collin College offers certificate programs designed to meet specific employment needs of the community. Students who enroll in certificate programs are generally interested in re-entering the job market after an absence, changing careers, or upgrading job-related skills in order to enhance employment specialization. Although certificates are normally one year in length, the specific number of credit hours varies by program area.

Occupational Skills Award (OSA)
An Occupational Skills Award (OSA) is a sequence of credit courses totaling 9-14 credit hours that is designed to prepare students for entry-level workforce positions.
Level One Certificate
A Level One Certificate consists of 15-42 credit hours. Students in Level One Certificates are not required to meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements. Level One Certificates do not have a general education requirement.
Level Two Certificate
A Level Two Certificate typically consists of 30-51 credit hours. Students in all Level Two Certificates must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). 
A Level Three Certificate - Enhanced Skills Certificate (ESC)
A Level Three Certificate-Enhanced Skills Certificate (ESC) is a sequence of 6-12 credit hours that is intended to provide advanced skills beyond the AAS Degree. An ESC may be earned concurrently with the related AAS degree.
Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) 
An Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) requires the completion of a defined AAS or baccalaureate degree as a requirement for admission.  An ATC requires the completion of 16-45 credit hours that is focused and clearly related to the prerequisite degree.