Overview of Degrees and Certificates Offered

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Logistics Operation Management and the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Emergency Management and Homeland Security are included under the accreditation of Truckee Meadows Community College.  The College is granted candidacy status at the baccalaureate level.  Bachelor of Applied Science degrees are designed to grow professional skills and respond to the demand for highly technical professionals in the workplace.  BAS degrees contain a minimum of 40 upper division units, and 32 units must be earned at TMCC.   

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science

Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree. Satisfactory completion of an AA or AS guarantees fulfillment of lower-division General Education requirements at UNR, UNLV, or NSC.  Students planning to transfer should refer to the catalog of the institution they plan to transfer to or an applicable transfer agreement.

Students may choose from the following options:

  • The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Transfer degree, which uses any approved curriculum to fulfill General Education, Diversity, U.S./Nevada Constitutions, Foreign Language (AA only), additional Science (AS only) and Elective requirements.
  • An emphasis of at least 15 units in a specific field of study, such as the Associate of Science-Chemistry Emphasis, which more closely aligns with a designated major at a four-year institution.
  • A named AA or AS degree, such as the Associate of Arts Fine Arts Degree, which may require specific courses to fulfill General Education, Diversity, U.S./Nevada Constitutions, additional degree requirements and/or Electives. 

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is a non-transfer degree designed for students who seek employment and/or certification following completion.

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement is a non-transferable certificate within an AAS degree program.

Associate of General Studies

The Associate of General Studies (AGS) is a non-transfer degree designed for students who desire a well-rounded education.

Certificate of Achievement General Studies

The Certificate of Achievement-General Studies (AGS) is a non-transferable certificate within the AGS degree.

Skills Certificate

Skills certificates may be designed as stackable credentials within existing associate degree tracks and are intended to provide training for entry level positions or career advancement. They are shorter and narrower in focus than certificates of achievement and do not have a General Education component. Skill certificates prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certification or licensing examinations. Please note that while skills certificate programs provide this instruction and training, TMCC does not guarantee that a student will pass the intended certification or licensing exam.