SRJC offers two types of academic programs with occupational emphasis: programs leading to an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree and programs leading to a Certificate of Achievement or Skills Certificate.
About the Major Requirement:
The program of study in a major provides coherence, focus, depth, sequencing, and synthesis of learning. Majors are intended to provide the student with a foundation for transfer, training for an occupational field, or sufficient depth in a field of knowledge to contribute to lifelong interest. The lower division preparation for a specific major at transfer institutions may vary, so students should work with a counselor to plan their lower division work. If a major field is not on the list, the student may still be able to prepare for this major by taking appropriate lower division courses. Please discuss such preparation, as well as any questions about an approved major, with a counselor.
About the Certificate Program:
SRJC offers a broad array of occupational certificate programs that provide a course of study preparing students directly for employment or self-employment upon completion of the program. Most certificate programs are developed through the collaboration of SRJC faculty and industry leaders and employers who sit on Advisory Committees for the occupational disciplines. There are two types of certificates recognized by the College: Certificates of Achievement and Skills Certificates.