Degree Types

Whether you're looking for an affordable start before transferring to a four-year college or university or interested in entering the workforce after you complete your education, FVCC has degree types to get you where you want to go.

Transfer Degrees

FVCC helps you select the best classes to prepare for a successful transfer in any subject area.

Complete two years of affordable higher education at FVCC with small classes and personalized attention before transferring to any four-year college or university.

Transfer students earn a 60-credit Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree in general studies designed for seamless transfer to the school of your choice to complete a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Workforce-Ready Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
A two-year career and technical degree program (60-72 credits) designed to lead you directly into a career in your field of study upon graduation.

Associate of Science Nursing (ASN)
A two-year career degree program (73 credits) designed to lead you directly into a career in the medical field or prepare you for further nursing education.

Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)
A short program of study typically completed in one year (30 to 45 credits) to prepare for a career in a specific field.

Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)
A one- or two-semester certificate program (under 30 credits) to prepare for a specific career by developing the unique skill set required for that position.

Licensure/Certification Training
A short training program (generally one course) needed to attain certification or licensure in your career or field of study.