Degrees, Certificates and Areas of Study
Collin College has programs to fit your interests and skills.
Collin College offers a variety of plans designed to prepare students for a college or university degree. Some options include pursuing an associate degree of arts or science (AA or AS) or an associate of arts in teaching (AAT); completing the General Education Core Certificate; a Field of Study; or beginning coursework in a pre-professional program. Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees and certificates prepare a student for immediate employment. And our new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity (BAT) offer students the opportunity to complete their four year degree at Collin College.
If your career goals include transferring to a 4-year college to complete your education, these transfer programs are for you. Collin College offers many ways to ensure that you are selecting the best classes that will fully apply to your chosen degree.
An Emphasis Area is a list of courses that fit within a discipline and may fulfill requirements for a degree. Since each university might have different coursework, Collin College offers a wide variety of course so you can select the ones that work for your chosen transfer school. Collin College does not offer degrees in these areas so you must check with the college you intend to transfer to for information on the courses they want you to take.
Many Texas colleges have joined together to provide you degree plans that begin at Collin College and are completed at a Texas university. Talk to your adviser for assistance in deciding which of these best fit your interests.Click here for more information about Pre-Admission partnerships.
Certain courses that are not specific to your area of study will be included in your degree plan. These courses help you develop the foundational skills that every employer is looking for in a job candidate.
The Texas Core includes 42 hours of these general education courses and if you complete all of them at Collin College, any public university in the state is required to accept them as your completed core. "Core Complete" will be noted on your transcript when you have completed all courses.
Put your career in high gear by choosing a Workforce program. These programs prepare you to start looking for a job in your chosen field right away. They are "stackable", meaning you can get a quick certificate, start your career, then continue with more classes to complete more advanced certificates leading towards a degree.
Non-Credit courses that do not offer college credit toward a degree. You can find non-credit courses in the Continuing Education and Developmental Education Programs.
Our new Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity or the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) offer students the opportunity to complete their four year degree at Collin College.