Certificate of Achievement Programs

A program certificate is a verification of competency designed to make the student proficient and employable in a specific occupational skill. The certificate is awarded independently of the Associate Degree. Students who have maintained continuous enrollment have the option of completing the certificate requirements in effect at the time they initially enrolled or any subsequent catalog up to and including the last semester of attendance. At least 50% of all course work required for a Cypress College Certificate must be completed at Cypress College. 50% course work can be either the number of courses OR the number of units – whichever benefits the student for completion of program requirements. All required courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students wishing to use courses from another institution to meet Cypress’ requirements should meet with a counselor to review the necessary petitioning procedure. Program certificates will be noted on student transcripts.