• Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)
  • Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)
  • Licensure Training

Academic Programs

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Which option is right for you?

Do you want to transfer to a four-year college or university after you complete your education at FVCC?

Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) in General Studies: You will have junior class status after completing this two-year transfer degree in general studies at FVCC.

We offer suggested courses of study for both AA and AS degrees for a variety of possible majors allowing you to complete the first two years of your bachelors degree. These degrees transfer easily to four-year colleges and universities across the nation.

AA and AS degrees earned at FVCC are in general studies (with the exception of Registered Nursing and Substance Abuse Counseling). The suggested courses are designed to help students transfer easily into bachelor degree programs in their chosen fields of study.

Do you want to enter the workforce after you complete your education at FVCC?

Associate of Applied Science (AAS): A two-year career and technical degree program designed to lead you directly into a career in your field of study


Certificate of Applied Science: A short program of study, comprised of 30 to 45 credits and typically completed in one year, which prepares you for a career in a specific field


Certificate of Technical Studies: A one or two-semester certificate program which prepares you for a career by focusing on developing the unique skillset required for that position; it can help you obtain a new job, receive a promotion, explore a new career, or obtain certification in a specific field of study.


Licensure/Certification Training: A short training program (generally one course) that gives you the knowledge needed to attain certification or licensure in your area of study.