Academic Degree Options

Programs

From nursing to welding, we’ve got a program for you! Dive in to the programs below to find get your career started on the right track. Not sure what to choose? Take a Career Interest Assessment and feel to reach out our Career Services department for guidance.

Business & CIS

Business & CIS
Your path to a career in business, computer science, or IT begins at Calhoun. With small class sizes, supportive faculty, and close links to local employers and university partners, Calhoun’s Business Administration and Computer Information Systems departments can help you with the preparation you need. Whether you are planning to transfer to a university and...

Health Sciences

Health Sciences
Healthcare is one of the largest economic sectors in the US, employing one out of every eight American workers. Education in any health care fields is demanding, but if you are looking for a meaningful career with good employment opportunities in a field where you can make a difference in people’s lives, a health science...

Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities & Social Sciences
Humanities & Social Sciences are the gateway courses to the world! Learn about other cultures, ancient history, recording industry, the psychological realm, law enforcement, literature—everything that makes us human. The office for the Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences is located on the Decatur Campus on the first floor of Harris Hall (building # 16...

General Studies

General Studies
  Wherever you go, Calhoun is your first step. Associate of Science Degree (AS) 2 year degree Transfer to 4 year college after Calhoun Seamless transfer to Alabama Universities using STARS Save money on your first 2 -years Applicable to virtually any major The General Studies Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is for students who wish...

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Mathematics and Natural Sciences
The offices for these two areas are located on the Decatur Campus on the third floor of the Mathematics, Sciences and Administration Building (click here to see campus map - #14 on the map). The office hours are Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. and Fridays, 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. One responsibility of the...

Technologies

Technologies
The vision for technology education is to deliver programs that are current and flexible, while providing students with a foundation of education and technical skills that will be the start of a process of lifelong learning. Offerings range from established programs in Aerospace Technology, Design Drafting Technology (including 3D modeling), Machine Tool Technology (including CNC...

AAS/AS/Certificate--What's the difference?

Associate of Science Degree (AS)

  • 2 year degree
  • Transfer to 4 year college after Calhoun
  • Seamless transfer to 4 year college using STARS
  • General Studies Degree

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is the award conferred on students who wish to transfer to an Alabama senior institution and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S. or B.A.) The Associate’s degree is comprised of five areas (Area I-V) intended to provide the student with a foundation of general education courses in Areas I-IV and more specific courses that provide a base in the pre-major area of study in Area V. See the General Studies Concentrations.


Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

  • 2 year degree
  • Go directly into workforce after Calhoun
  • Some classes transfer to 4 year college
  • Various specialized degrees

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the award conferred on students who wish to complete two years of education at the community college level and then enter the workforce. While many courses taken in an A.A.S. degree program will transfer to an Alabama senior institution, the degree is not designed as a transfer degree.


Certificate Program

  • Certificate
  • Short term training
  • Check with senior institution for transfer-ability
  • Specific occupational skills certificates

The certificate is the award conferred on students who wish to train or retrain in a specific field or skill and enter or re-enter the workplace with a new or more advanced skill set.

View our latest catalog for specific degree and certificate listings here.