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2014 - 2015 Degree Plans, General Education Core & Areas of Study

Collin College offers several types of awards:  Academic transfer degrees and certificates as well as workforce degrees, certificates, and awards. Links to individual award descriptions and requirements are found below. There is general education curriculum as part of every degree. The General Education Core is for academic transfer awards, and the Workforce General Education component is for the Applied Associate of Science (AAS) degrees.                            

Click to see transfer Areas of Study at Collin College

Click on award names  below to see details.

Click  to see General Education Core for transfer


Associate of Arts (AA) degrees:
AA, General Studies
AA Business
AA Communication
AA Criminal Justice
AA Music
AA Nursing

Associate of Science (AS) degrees:
AS General Studies
AS Computer Science
AS Engineering

Associate of Arts in Teaching(AAT) degrees:
AAT in Teaching Early Childhood through Grade 6

AAT in Teaching Grades 4 through 8, Early Childhood through Grade 12 Special  Education

AAT in Teaching Grades 8 through 12, Early Childhood through Grade 12 Other than Special Education

Academic Certificates:

Accounting (See Business Field of Study)

Business Field Of Study

Communication Field of Study

  • Advertising / Public Relations (Sub-Area)
  • General Communication (Sub-Area)

Computer Science Field Of Study

Criminal Justice Field of Study

Economics (See Business Field Of Study)

Education (See AAT leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification)

Engineering Field Of Study

Music Field of Study

Nursing Field of Study

Core Completion Certificate



Click program names  below to see details.
Click to see Workforce General Education Requirement and Options for AAS

Animation and Game Art

  • Animation
    3-D Animation Track
    Game Art
  • 3-D Animation

Graphic Design and Web    

  • Graphic Design
    Print Track;
    Web Track
  • Web-Interactive Media


Green Interior and Architectural Design

  • Green Interior and Architectural Design Level I
  • Green Interior and Architectural Design Level II

Business Management

Health Information Management

  • Healthcare Case Management
    (Enhanced Skills)

Child Development

  • Child Development Administration of Programs for Children
  • Child Development Associate
  • Child Development Associate Training

Health Information Management / Medical Coding and Billing

  • Medical Coding and Billing

Child Development / Early Childhood

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Infant and Toddler Educator

Hospitality and Food Service Management

  • Hospitality and Food Service Management
    Hotel / Restaurant Management Track;
    Meetings and Event Management Track
  • Hotel / Restaurant Management
  • Meetings and Event Management

Cisco Systems Computer Networking Technology

  • Advanced Cisco Systems Computer Networking Technology (CCNP)
  • Cisco Systems Computer Networking Technology (CCNA)

Information Systems Cybersecurity

  • CISSP Information Systems Cybersecurity Professional

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

  • AutoCAD
  • CADD
  • Mechanical Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Interpreter Preparation Program / Deaf

  • Interpreter Trainee

Computer Networking Technology

  • Computer Networking Technology Software
    (MCITP Enterprise Administrator)
  • Computer Networking Technology Advanced Software
    (MCITP Senior Administrator)


Computer Systems

  • Computer Systems
    C++ Software Development Track;
    Computer Support Track;
    Database Development Track;
    Information System Track;
    Java Software Development Track
  • Computer Applications
  • Database Applications
  • Software Design
    C++ Track;
    Java Track

Music, Commercial

  • Audio Engineering
    Studio Track
    Live Sound Track
  • Commercial Music
  • Music Business


Convergence Technology

  • Convergence Technology


  • Nursing Innovation Grant (NIG) Pilot
  • Bridge for LVN / Paramedic to the AAS - Nursing Innovation Grant  Pilot
  • Health Professions
    Certified Nurse Assistant Track
    Phlebotomy Track
  • Patient Care

Culinary Arts

Office Systems Technology

  • Accounting Support
  • Medical Office Support

Dental Hygiene

  • Dental Hygienist

Paralegal / Legal Assistant - AAS

  • Paralegal General

Digital Video

Pastry Arts

E-Business Development

  • E-Business Development
    Media Track;
    Android Mobile Development Track;
    E-Commerce Track;
    iOS Mobile Development Track;
    Windows Mobile Development Track;
    C#.NET Development Track;
    Visual Basic.NET Development Track;
    Web Development Track
  • Interactive Web Programming
  • Studio
  • Web Commerce
  • Web Development

Photography, Commercial

  • Commercial Photography
  • Studio Management
  • Studio Production

Electronic Engineering Technology

Polysomnographic Technology

Emergency Medical Services Professions

  • EMS Paramedic

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Salesperson

Fire Academy

  • Basic Firefighter
  • Basic Firefighter Certification

Respiratory Care

  • Electrocardiography

Fire Science

  • Fire Officer
  • Fire Officer Candidate
  • Fire Officer Certification

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Geospatial Information Science (GIS)

Surgical Technology

  • Central Sterile Processing
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