Cerro Coso Community College

Associate in Science Degrees

Associate in Science degrees (AS) can be used to obtain necessary skills to enter the workforce and start a career or they may be used to prepare for a major at a four-year university to further enhance your employability.

Cerro Coso offers eleven associate in science degrees.

AS Degrees

BUSN

AS in Business

  • Helps students develop skills for immediate employment in an increasingly challenging business environment.
  • Prepares students for a career in business.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online and at Ridgecrest/IWV.

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BSOT

AS in Business Office Technology

  • Prepare students for challenging positions as administrative assistants and office managers through courses in communication, industry standard computer applications, business, office procedures, and bookkeeping in order to meet the needs of the technologically dynamic office.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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CYBS

AS in Cyber Security Technology

  • Provides students with skills to enter the job market as information security specialists, information security technicians, information assurance technicians, networking security technicians, and cyber security technicians.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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HMSV

AS in Human Services

  • Prepares students for employment in a broad range of human services settings.
  • Is for students who want to make a difference and help others.
  • Is for students dedicated to improving or maintaining the physical and mental health and general well-being of people.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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IT

AS in Information Technology

  • Provides students with skills to enter the job market as help desk providers, computer support specialists, entry level programmers, networking technicians, information assurance technicians, and cybersecurity technicians.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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MGMT

AS in Management

  • Provides students with the management skills necessary to succeed in today's technological business environment.
  • Helps students develop a general understanding of business, apply critical thinking skills to technical and managerial issues, make ethical decisions in a managerial context, and apply management, supervision, and leadership skills in a diverse and complex environment.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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MA

AS in Medical Assisting

  • Prepares students for the State Exam for Medical Assistants (CCBMA).
  • Provides the students with the opportunity to develop the necessary administrative and clinical skills needed to be an effective medical assistant.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available at Ridgecrest/IWV.

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PARA

AS in Paralegal Studies

  • Prepares students for work in the legal environment as either professional paralegals or legal assistants.
  • Trains students in all aspects of the legal system, including the court system, legal research, client interviews, legal briefs, and court procedures
  • Prepares students for career opportunities with private attorneys, local court jurisdictions, corporate law offices, and self-employment as an independent paralegal or document preparer.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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VOCN

AS in Vocational Nursing

  • Is an intensive program totaling 1,662 hours.
  • Is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
  • Prepares students to take the licensure examination provided by the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCLEX-PN).
  • Classes needed for this degree are available at Ridgecrest/IWV, ESCC Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, and KRV Lake Isabella.

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WEBP

AS in Web Professional

  • Prepares students for employment or self-employment in the web industry
  • Emphasizes standards-based coding, usability, accessibility, and creative problem solving
  • Helps students obtain acquire multimedia design skills with one option and web programming skills with another
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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WELD

AS in Welding Technology

  • Trains students in multiple welding processes.
  • Prepares students for an entry level welding position in diverse fields.
  • Promotes safe and clean work habits.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available at Ridgecrest/IWV.

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Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

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