Degrees & Certificates


Our programs of study include associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit that lead to exciting careers. Cochise College specializes in delivering the relevant knowledge to help you emerge with real-world job skills.

Consult with an advisor in the Student Development Center or view the catalog to find out more about specific requirements and transfer options available for these degrees. Information is also available from the departments that manage the college’s degrees and certificates.

AA Degrees – For University Transfer

AS Degrees – For University Transfer

AGS Degrees – For University Transfer

AAS Degrees – Two-Year Training For Employment


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A minimum of 25 percent of the required credits must be taken in residency at Cochise College to earn a certificate. Consult with an advisor in the Student Development Center or view the catalog to find out specific information about these certificates.

General Education Certificates

The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) block fulfills general education requirements in arts, business, or math and science. Cochise College has three general education certificates: AGEC-A for arts, AGEC-B for business, and AGEC-S for math and science.  These certificates are not financial aid eligible.

  • AGEC-A
  • AGEC-B
  • AGEC-S

Arizona Department of Corrections Certificates

The following certificates are designed exclusively for the inmates of the Arizona Department of Corrections in Douglas.

  • Advanced Automotive Technology
  • Advanced Building Construction Technology
  • Basic Automotive Technology
  • Basic Building Construction Technology
  • Cabinetmaker

These student learning outcomes statements clearly state the expected knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind that students are expected to acquire at Cochise College upon completion of a degree.

Communication – Students, using writing and other language skills both individually and collaboratively, will discover, organize, and communicate information, ideas, and arguments in a clear and effective manner appropriate to the audience and purpose.

Creativity – Students will analyze, evaluate, and reflect on aesthetic experiences; seek innovative solutions to technical, scientific, social, or individual problems; and produce artifacts of self-expression.

Critical Thinking – Students will employ logical, analytical, analogical, and reflective reasoning as well as scientific, mathematical, and artistic inquiry to solve problems effectively.

Diverse and Global Perspectives –  Students will discover and understand the diversity of human experience and the interdependent roles of cultural, historical, economic, social, physical, and ecological forces in shaping this experience.

Information Literacy – Students will illustrate proficiency in information literacy by recognizing when information is needed and using both traditional sources and modern technologies to locate, evaluate, and effectively apply the needed information.

Technology Literacy – Students will apply technological skills and processes to access, manage, analyze, and understand information, and to present knowledge effectively.