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Find information on degrees, certificates, majors and careers using the tools below.

Degree and Certificate Information

Academic Degrees are Associate degrees of 60 or more credits intended for university transfer. You must select the degree that matches your university major choice. This is called a Transfer Pathway.

Occupational Degrees are Associate in Applied Science Degrees that provide students with occupational skills to enter the workforce. Most also have a pathway to a Bachelors degree.

Certificate Programs are shorter programs focused on specific skills. Many certificate programs are included in the related Associate Degree.

It is crucial that you choose the degree or certificate that matches your intent and that it is recorded correctly in your Student Center online. Advisors and the Admissions office can change your major.

View all degrees and certificates available at SCC

Maricopa Degrees and Certificates

The Maricopa Community College offer many degrees. Some degrees are only available at one campus but many are shared. You can find all the degrees at Maricopa.edu. Credits earned at any Maricopa College will transfer to all other Maricopa Colleges.

Transfer Partner Search (Search by major)

The Maricopa Community Colleges have teamed up with universities to guarantee that your courses transfer. You can learn about transfer options at the Maricopa University Transfer Center.

Research Occupational Information

What can I do With a Major In…

What can I do With a Major in is a web site to help you explore career options and learn strategies to get involved in a career while in college.

O-Net

O-Net has very detailed information on occupations that you can search, sort and save for future reference.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

The OOH includes hundreds of occupation profiles that describe job responsibilities, work environment, training and education, pay, job outlook and more.

Informational Interviews

Conduct informational interviews to gather career information from people who have jobs that interest you.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education combines structured learning objectives with supervised work experience. You can earn college credit for experience in a career related job. If you are interested in enrolling in Cooperative Education, please contact the department of your major course of study. They will determine your eligibility for this course.

Career Assessment

Career Assessments and Career Counseling

You can take detailed career assessments through the SCC Counseling Services Office. They also offer ongoing career counseling to help you find your career and major. See the Find Your Major and Career page to get started.

Career Exploration Course

Undecided students are strongly encouraged to take CPD102AB Career Exploration. This course will guide you through the career exploration process. If you have 24 or more credits completed and do not have a major this course is essential to make sure you stay on track to graduation.

Maricopa Career Planning System

You can log into the Maricopa Career Planning System to browse careers or take assessments to find your interests, values and abilities and use them to find careers and majors.  You can also prepare for employment and find jobs.

Transferable Skills Checklist

This checklist helps those recareering find out skills you have that may transfer to other careers and occupations.