quinebaug valley community college

Academic Degrees & Certificates

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QVCC offers more than 50 academic associate degrees or certificates. No matter what field you are interested in, you can be assured that an education from QVCC will better your future.


Graduates of degree programs receive an Associate in Arts (AA) or an Associate in Science (AS). The AA degree programs are generally appropriate for students intending to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. The AS degree programs usually have a career emphasis.

Associate degree programs require completion of specific coursework in the area of concentration, plus a core curriculum of general education courses in liberal arts and sciences. Many serve as preparation for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in a related major.

To receive an associate degree, students usually must complete at least 20 courses and earn a minimum of 60 credits. The number of credits vary according to the requirements of the individual programs.

Criminal Justice

Criminology Studies*


Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Teacher Credential Studies*
Pathway to Teaching Careers

Engineering Science

Engineering Science


English Studies*


History Studies*

Human Services

Human Services
Social Work Studies*


Spanish Studies*


Mathematics Studies*


Certificate programs can serve as the basis for further higher education or professional studies. They require students to complete specified coursework, mainly related to particular fields of employment.

While many students enroll in a certificate program in preparation for direct entry into employment, they often return to college, part time or full time, and apply the credits previously earned to an associate degree program.