What IS a community college? What's an
Q. What’s a community college?
As a community college, we offer college credits that transfer to four-year schools, career training programs, and continuing education courses. Three types of associate degree are granted (see explanation below) as well as 20 certificate programs designed to upgrade existing skills or retrain workers. As a community college, we offer extensive corporate training and community education programs.
Our many programs for academic support and advisement help our students achieve their goals. As a community college, we provide more than just the opportunity to enroll; we provide the tools to succeed.
Q. What’s an associate degree?
Westchester Community College grants three types of associate degree. The Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees require completion of 64 credits in a major that parallels the first two years of liberal arts and sciences at an accredited four-year college or university. Westchester Community College graduates are well prepared for ready transfer.
The Associate in Applied Science degree requires completion of a program that combines a firm foundation of liberal arts and sciences courses with specific career preparation. Graduates are prepared to seek immediate employment, although they may also decide to transfer to four-year institutions.
Westchester Community College offers four A.A. degrees: Communications and Media Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences/ Humanities, and Liberal Arts & Sciences/ Social Sciences, Liberal Arts & Science: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer).
Twelve A.S. degrees are offered: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Digital Filmmaking, Engineering Science, Food Service Administration/Foods and Nutrition, Human Services, Global Business, Individual Studies, Journalism, Liberal Arts/Mathematics and Science, Marketing.
There are currently 28 A.A.S. degree programs: Business Administration, Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Technology & Production, Office Technology, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Computer information Systems, Computer Security & Forensics, Criminal Justice: Corrections, Criminal Justice: Police, Early Childhood, EMT Paramedic, Civil Technology, Electrical Technology, Energy Systems, Mechanical Technology, Telecommunications Technology, Visual Arts, Food Service Administration: Dietetic Technician, Food Service Administration, Culinary Arts and Management, Human Services, Networking, Nursing, Paralegal, Performing Arts, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Veterinary Technology, Visual Arts.
Q. What’s a certificate
Q. What’s a noncredit