Occupational Degree

The Occupational Degree is designed for individuals who desire an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree with an occupational major. This degree may include transfer and/or non-transfer course work (see Course Numbering section for description of transfer and non-transfer course work) and includes completion of major requirements.

Requirements for the Occupational Degree include:

  • Completion of 25 units of general education from the Cypress Native GenEd pattern;
  • Three (3) units of Cultural Diversity. These units must be chosen from the Cultural Diversity list;
  • Completion of Reading Proficiency requirement;
  • Completion of Major courses listed in the catalog with a grade of C or better. A minimum of 50% of these courses must be completed at Cypress College.
  • Completion of additional degree-applicable classes for a total of 60 units (see Non-Degree Credit Courses for description of classes that are non-degree applicable);
  • A 2.0 (C) overall GPA.

Occupational Degrees Offered by Cypress College

  • Accounting
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Airline Customer Services
  • Art — Graphic Design
  • Automotive Collision Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Management
  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Business Management
  • Career Technical Education - Aviation
  • Career Technical Education - Homeland Security
  • Career Technical Education - Tourism
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Computer and Office Applications
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Programming
  • Court Reporting
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cyber Defense
  • Dance
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Energy and Sustainable Technologies
  • Flight Attendant
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • General Studies: Fine Arts
  • Health Information Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Services
  • Kinesiology (formerly Physical Education)
  • Law Office Administration
  • LVN to RN
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Mortuary Science
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Psychiatric Technology
  • PT to RN
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Registered Dental Assisting
  • Registered Nursing
  • Retail Management (WAFC)
  • Small Business Management
  • Theater Arts
  • Theater Arts Production
  • Travel/Tourism
  • UAV/UAS

General Studies Fine Arts

A.A. Degree

Program Code: 1A18452

The Associate of Art Degree in Fine Arts provides students with a scope of knowledge and broad overview for attaining the communication skills, practical knowledge, and training necessary for a variety of careers in the Fine Arts area. Students completing this degree will develop a basic understanding of the arts and how they interrelate. The Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Arts empowers the student to see Humanities, Math, Science, Engineering, Business and Career Technology through the prism of the arts. Key concepts in general education are reinforced by their connection to the arts. Bridging the wisdom of the ages with contemporary innovations, this program offers a well-rounded education with insight to opportunities in our modern world.

Requirements for the General Studies Degree in Fine Arts

Requirements for the General Studies Degree in Fine Arts are listed under the Interdisciplinary Studies section of this catalog, and include:

  • Completion of 25 units of general education;
  • Three (3) units of Cultural Diversity. These units must be chosen from the Cultural Diversity list;
  • Completion of Reading Proficiency requirement;
  • Completion of at least 18 units. (Note: Where appropriate, courses may also be counted for a GE area). At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College;
  • Completion of additional degree-applicable classes for a total of 60 units (see Non-Degree Credit Courses for description of classes that are non-degree applicable);
  • A 2.0 (C) overall GPA and a 2.0 (C) in all courses taken in the Area of Emphasis.

Multiple Degrees

A student may earn multiple degrees from Cypress College. However, please note the following:

  • Students may earn an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) and an Associate Degree (AA) in Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in the same discipline but only if they apply to graduate and complete course work for both degrees at the same time.
  • After earning an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis, students may earn an ADT in the same discipline.
  • After earning an ADT, students may not earn an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in the same discipline.
  • Students who have already been awarded an Associate Degree or higher from another accredited college or university in, or outside of, the U.S. are not eligible to receive an Associate Degree in the same major from Cypress College. Petitions for exceptions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.