Degree Credit & Non-Degree Credit Courses

The State of California has legislated a series of reforms designed to strengthen the community colleges. One of these reforms mandated a comprehensive review of the standards of instruction in each course in the curriculum. Each course was classified as “degree credit” or “non-degree credit”. A course offered for “non-degree credit” cannot be counted toward certificate completion, graduation or transfer. The following notation is placed at the end of the course description for all non-degree credit courses: “Units do not apply toward the AA/AS degree.”