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Academic Degrees & Certificates


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Your Future Starts Here.

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

Associate Degrees

Graduates with associate degrees 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.

*Please note that the degree programs identified below with an asterisk (*) are Transfer Articulation Pathways (TAP) which transfer directly to Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak College without losing any credits.  You are guaranteed full junior status upon transferring.  All associate level courses required for these transfer degrees will count towards your bachelor’s degree.


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.