Choose an Educational Goal
Which Educational Program is the Right Fit For You?
The information below shows the different opportunities available at Moorpark College to prepare you for your chosen career and the type of recognition you will receive for completing these programs. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to help you choose your specific educational goals.
Transfer to a Four-Year Institution
Moorpark College offers students the opportunity to complete their associate degree while completing courses that are required for transfer and apply toward their bachelor’s degree, whether that is a University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), or an independent or out-of-state institution.
Associate Degree for Transfer - Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
California Community Colleges (CCC) are now offering Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) to the California State University (CSU). These include Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide students with a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree by completing 60 CSU transferable semester units at the community college and 60 additional units at the CSU campus granting the bachelor's degree. Moorpark College currently offers 35 ADTs with more in development. Please meet with a counselor to see if one of these ADTs is appropriate for you and meets your transfer educational goal.
Associate in Science for University of California (UC) Transfer Pathways (AS-UCTP)
The University of California (UC) has developed associate degree patterns that align with UC Transfer Pathways (UCTP). These degrees will be awarded to students who successfully complete a UC Transfer Agreement Guarantee (TAG) along with the required major and general education requirements. The University of California has created degree patterns in Physics and Chemistry, and patterns in other disciplines are in development.
Associate Degree - Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS)
In any economy, it is advantageous to have a college degree. Most associate degree majors at Moorpark College are applicable to the local job market. An Associate in Arts (AA) or an Associate in Science (AS) degree requires the completion of 60 degree-applicable units including courses in general education and courses in the chosen major. Moorpark College also offers a General Studies associate degree that allows students to choose an area of emphasis from a group of disciplines rather than a specific major.
See a complete list of requirements for earning an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.
Certificate of Achievement (COA)
A Certificate of Achievement requires concentrated study in specific skill or knowledge areas. A certificate of achievement requires more units and generally provides more in-depth study than a Proficiency Award. Completion of a Certificate of Achievement is reflected on the student’s transcript and makes a student eligible to participate in the spring graduation ceremony.
See a complete list of requirements for earning a Certificate of Achievement.
Proficiency Award (PA)
A Proficiency Award is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed a course or a sequence of courses designed to lead them to specific employment types or enhance their skills. These awards are not recorded on the student's transcript and do not make a student eligible to participate in the spring graduation ceremony.
See a complete list of requirements for earning a Proficiency Award.
Certificate of Competency (Noncredit)
A noncredit Certificate of Competency is awarded to students who have demonstrated achievement in a set of competencies that prepares them to progress in a career path or to take nondegree-applicable or degree-applicable credit courses.
See a complete list of requirements for earning a Certificate of Competency.
Certificate of Completion (Noncredit)
A noncredit Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed a sequence of noncredit courses designed to improve employability or job opportunities.
See a complete list of requirements for earning a Certificate of Completion.