Occupational Certificate Requirements

Certificates do not require general education course work. Requirements for Certificate Programs for the 2021-2022 catalog year include:

  • Submission of an Application for Certificate in the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Completion of specific program courses listed in the catalog with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of at least 50% of the required courses at Cypress College.

Students may submit an application for multiple certificates per term providing requirements are met. A catalog academic year must be specified on the application. The catalog year will be used to determine if all certificate requirements have been met.

NOTE: Specific course requirements for certificates are listed in applicable sections of the catalog.

For information about each program, please visit the Career Education link at https://careers.cypresscollege.edu.


  • Accounting

Administration of Justice

  • Administration of Justice

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Project Management
  • Air Conditioning Customer Service
  • Commercial Air Conditioning
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Heat Pump
  • HVAC Automated Environmental Controls
  • HVAC Building Commissioning
  • HVAC Codes and Estimating


  • See Media Arts Design

Automotive Collision Repair

  • Collision Repair I-Car Gold Certificate

Automotive Technology

  • Automotive Sales and Service
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Technology Brake and Alignment Specialist
  • Automotive Technology Electrical Diagnostic Specialist
  • Automotive Technology Emission Control Specialist
  • Automotive Technology Engine Specialist
  • Automotive Technology Maintenance Technician
  • Automotive Technology Performance and Driveability Specialist
  • Automotive Technology Transmission Specialist
  • Automotive - T-TEN Air Conditioning Specialist
  • Automotive - T-TEN Brake and Alignment Specialist
  • Automotive - T-TEN Electrical
  • Automotive - T-TEN Engine and Driveline Specialist
  • Automotive - T-TEN Performance and Driveability Specialist
  • Automotive - T-TEN Toyota and Lexus Specialist
  • T-TEN Certified Technician
  • T-TEN Maintenance Technician

Aviation and Travel Careers

  • Advanced Airline Customer Services
  • Advanced Flight Attendant
  • Advanced Travel/Tourism
  • Aviation I — Private Pilot
  • Aviation II — Instrument Pilot
  • Aviation III — Commercial Pilot
  • Aviation IV — Advanced Pilot
  • Aviation Management
  • Basic Airline Customer Services
  • Basic Airport Operations
  • Basic Cruise Line Sales and Operations
  • Basic Flight Attendant
  • Basic Tourism and Conference Management
  • Basic Travel — Tourism
  • Homeland Transportation Security
  • UAS Drone Advanced
  • UAS Drone Basic

Computer Information Systems

  • Business Information Worker
  • Cisco Networking
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer and Office Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Cyber Defense
  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Management
  • Data Analytics Certificate
  • DevSecOps (Development, Security, and Operations)
  • Mobile Application Development
  • System Administration and Technical Support
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Court Reporting

  • Captioning
  • CART1 (Communication Access Realtime Translation)
  • Computer Editor (Scopist)
  • Court and Agency Services
  • Court Reporting
  • Court Reporting Technology
  • Hearing Reporter
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Transcription
  • Proofreading

Dental Assistant

  • Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene

  • Administration of Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Analgesia and Periodontal Soft Tissue Curettage
  • Dental Hygiene Pit and Fissure Sealant
  • Radiation Safety
  • Ultrasonic Scaling and Coronal Polishing

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography


  • Business Economics

Energy Sustainable Technologies

  • Solar Energy1
  • Sustainable Energy


  • Geographic Information Systems

Hotel, Restaurant, Culinary Arts

  • Baking Fundamentals
  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Fundamentals
  • Culinary Management
  • Food and Beverage Fundamentals
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Food Service Fundamentals
  • Hotel Fundamentals
  • Hospitality Management
  • Special Event Management

Human Services

  • Addiction Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Human Services Generalist
  • Victimology

Kinesiology (formerly Physical Education)

  • Aquatic Specialist
  • Athletic Coach
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Yoga Teacher Training

Management and Marketing

  • Business Management
  • Commercial Music - Management
  • Geographic Information Systems and Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Small Business Management
  • Retail Management

Media Arts Design

  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Advertising and Emerging Technologies
  • Character and Background Design for Animation and Game Art
  • Digital Cinema Arts and Industry
  • Digital Cinema Production
  • Digital Cinema Techniques and Technologies
  • Digital Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Design
  • Post Production Basics for Cinema and Video
  • Storyboarding Certificate


  • Merchandising


  • Multimedia Art


  • Recording Arts

Music - Applied

  • Music Teacher Technology


  • Creative Photo Arts
  • Digital Photography
  • Photography
  • Portrait and Wedding Photography
  • UAV/UAS Drone Photography and Video

Psychiatric Technology

  • Psychiatric Technology

Public Health Science

  • Community Health Worker

Radiologic Technology

  • Imaging Technologist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology1

Theatre Arts

  • Acting and Film Video Production
  • Lighting/Audio Design
  • Technical Theater

Students with disabilities requiring accommodations on state or national examinations should contact the Department Coordinator for further information. Requests for accommodations should be made prior to applying for any licensing or certification examination.