Train for In-Demand Jobs at Edmonds Community College
Edmonds Community College offers you a variety of pathways to achieve your goals. Our career programs are planned by smart people – experts in their field – taught by professionals, and supported by the business community.
At Edmonds Community College you can tap into your potential to update skills in your current field, change careers, enter the job market, or transfer for further studies. Complete a certificate in less than a year or earn a technical degree or technical transfer degree in two years.
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degrees
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degrees are built upon the technical courses required for job preparation; however, they also include a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees. The general education courses for the degrees are drawn from the same distribution requirements list as those taken by students completing the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degrees. Associate in Applied Science-T degrees prepare graduates for jobs requiring two years of training or for transfer to four-year schools with specific bachelor’s programs that accept this degree.
Associate of Technical Arts Degrees
Associate of Technical Arts degrees are designed to provide professional and technical training to prepare students for specific jobs or to improve existing skills. All of our career programs have advisory committees of professionals in related fields to help ensure that our curriculum evolves with changes in business and industry. Advisory committee members and faculty members work together to link education and employment and help students succeed.
Certificates are shorter programs and are designed to provide specialized training and skills in a number of interest areas.
Certificates of Completion
Certificates of Completion (COCs) are professional-technical programs of less than 20 credits. The courses are targeted to help students gain skills in a specific area. COCs are not eligible for financial aid; however, some COCs may be eligible for veteran’s benefits. In addition, some COCs can be applied to certificates (programs of 20 or more credits) or degrees. If interested in a COC, please inquire at your instructional department or academic advising.
All career programs at Edmonds Community College have committees of professionals who work in related fields to help ensure that program requirements are current and in line with today’s jobs. Advisory committee members and faculty work together to link education and employment to help students succeed.