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(Associate in Arts and Associate in Science)
■ To receive an associate degree, a minimum of 90 quarter units of college credit in prescribed courses is required.
o Prescribed courses must be from a curriculum in effect and published in the catalog during the student’s first quarter of enrollment or
any subsequent quarter as long
as continuous enrollment is maintained. A continuously enrolled student is defined as one who attended De Anza or Foothill College for at least one semester or two quarters each academic year. (For the purpose of continuous enrollment, an academic year is defined as fall through summer.) A single W grade in a term qualifies the student as having attended that term.
■ A minimum of 24 quarter units must be earned at De Anza College. A maximum of 22 quarter units from another college or university may be applied toward the major.
■ Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, written expression and mathematics.
■ General education requirements for the A.A./A.S. must be completed as outlined in this catalog. A minimum of 32-43 quarter units are required from Areas A-E. General education requirements can be selected from one catalog year; and major requirements
can be selected from a different catalog year, as long as the rule of continuous enrollment is followed.
■ Students must complete all major courses with a C grade or higher.
■ Permission to continue in medical assisting and nursing is subject to the approval of the program faculty. A mandatory review of a student’s academic standing takes place if grades fall below C in courses or in performance situations.
 De Anza College offers a wide variety of two-year transfer and career programs leading to an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. In addition, Certificates of Achievement and Certificates of Achievement-Advanced are awarded upon the satisfactory completion of certain programs that require less than two years of full-time study. Programs may be studied on a full- or part-time basis during the day or evening, or on weekends.
The following certificates are new offerings this year: (Look for the yellow "New" badge in the listings that begin on page 75).
■ Certificate of Achievement- Advanced
o Community Service Officer ■ Certificate of Achievement
o Film/TV Animation ■ Certificate of Completion
o Advanced Engine
Performance Technology
o Automotive Machining and
Engine Repair Technology o Automotive Powertrain
o Basic Engine Performance
o Business Software
o Commercial Lighting o Intermediate Engine
Performance Technology o Introduction to Computer
o Photographic Retouching and Digital Post-Production
o Real Estate Salesperson ■ Certificate of Competency
o Bridge to Precalculus o Bridge to Precalculus 2 o Bridge to Statistics
o English as a Second
Language Advanced o English as a Second
Language Intermediate o Math Basic Skills
(Associate in Arts and
Associate in Science)
While many students seek an associate degree in preparation for immediate entry into the job market, earning an associate degree also serves as excellent preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university. By earning an associate degree, students demonstrate to potential employers, transfer institutions and society that they have specialized knowledge in a particular area of study. Completing a degree also signals that students have gained critical and analytical thinking ability, information literacy, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to consider issues with cultural, global, social and environmental awareness.
Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor early to decide which degree best suits their academic needs and for assistance in planning their course of study.

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