Earn a Certificate of Achievement

Earn a Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement

About the Certificate of Achievement

Certificates of Achievement are designed to demonstrate that the student has completed coursework and developed capabilities relating to career or general education.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

To earn a Certificate of Achievement (COA), a student must:

  1. Complete all COA applicable major coursework, a minimum of 16 units (or between 8 and 15.5 units in a low-unit certificate), prescribed in a State Chancellor’s Office approved certificate of achievement, with a grade of "C" or better or a "P" (formerly "CR") in each course.
  2. Achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of no less than 2.0 in all COA-applicable college coursework.
  3. Apply for the COA. The Certificate of Achievement is not automatically awarded when a student completes the requirements. The student must file an application by the established deadline for the Certificate of Achievement in the Counseling Office during the same semester in which the student plans to finish the requirements.

Students considering applying for financial aid for a COA program should review the information in Appendix IX.

Certificate of Achievement Majors Offered at Ventura College

At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn the following Certificates of Achievement at Ventura College:

Ventura College Certificates of Achievement