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Use this page to browse an alphabetical index of academic programs and degree requirements.

To determine the requirements for your major, click on the appropriate links in the tables below. To access the Requirements links below, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

Please Note: To receive an Associate's Degree, you must also complete General Education requirements.

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Key: (AA) = Associate in Arts; (AA-T) = Associate in Arts for Transfer; (AS) = Associate in Science; (AS-T) = Associate in Science for Transfer; (C) = Certificate; (SCA) = Skill Competency Award; (D) = Department Award. To make an appointment with one of the academic counselors who advises a particular Major/Program, please call (805) 965-0581, ext. 2285.


Gainful Employment
In order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid, a student must be enrolled in an educational program that leads to an associate's degree or prepares a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Students must either:
(1) Declare an associate's major
OR
(2) Be enrolled in one of the non-degree certificate programs marked with an asterisk (*) in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid at Santa Barbara City College.

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MAJOR/PROGRAM

REQUIRE-
MENTS

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM

A

   

Access SQL Professional

SCA

 

Accounting

AS

Accounting

Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper Level I

D

Accounting

Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper Level II

D

Accounting

Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper Level III

D

Accounting

Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper Level IV

C *

Accounting

Acting Level I

SCA 

 

Acting Level II

SCA 

 

Acute Care (CNA)

SCA

Nursing
Administration of Justice for Transfer AS-T  
Administration of Justice: Criminology Emphasis AS
C *
Justice Studies
Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement Emphasis AA-AS
C *
 
Justice Studies
Administration of Justice: Legal Studies Emphasis AS
C *
Justice Studies

Advanced Photo Design

SCA

Graphic Design

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

AA
C *

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Alcohol and Drug Counseling (Advanced Studies in)

SCA

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Alcohol and Drug Counseling (Post-Professional Practice in)

C *

Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Animation and Gaming AA
C *
Multimedia

Anthropology

AA

Anthropology

Art History for Transfer 

AA-T 

 

Art: Emphasis in Art History

AA

Art

Art: Emphasis in Art Studio

AA

Art

Automotive Service and Technology

AS
C *

Automotive

B
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Baking and Pastry

SCA

Culinary Arts and Hotel Management

Biological Sciences

AA

Biological Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

D

Biological Sciences

Black Studies

AA

American Ethnic Studies

Bookkeeping

SCA

Accounting
Business Administration AA   
Business Administration for Transfer AS-T  
Business Administration,
Level I
SCA Business Administration
Business Administration,
Level II
SCA Business Administration

Business Administration: Emphasis in Entrepreneurship

AA
C *

Business Administration
Business Administration: Emphasis in Management

AA

C

 
Business Communications SCA Computer Applications &
Office Management

C
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Cancer Information Management

AS
C *

Health Information Technology
& Cancer Management

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

SCA

Nursing

Chemistry

AA

Chemistry

Chicano Studies

AA

American Ethnic Studies

Child Care Teacher (Associate)

C *

Early Childhood Education

Cisco Networking Associate

SCA

Computer Network
Engineering & Electronics

Commercial Diving

SCA

Marine Diving Technology

Commercial Music

C *

Music

Communication: Applied Communication Emphasis

AA

Communication

Communication: Communication Science Emphasis

AA

Communication

Communication Studies for Transfer

AA-T

Communication
Computer Applications & Office Management (COMP):
Emphasis in Business Software Specialist

AS
C *

Computer Applications &
Office Management

Computer Applications & Office Management (COMP):
Emphasis in Office Management

AS
C *

Computer Applications &
Office Management

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

AS

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems: Emphasis in System Administration

AS

Computer Information Systems

Computer Network Engineering

AS
C *

Computer Network
Engineering & Electronics

Computer Proficiency Online

SCA

Computer Applications &
Office Management

Computer Science

AS
C *

Computer Science

Construction Technology

AS
C

 

Cosmetology

AS
C *

Cosmetology

Creative Writing: General Emphasis

C *

English

Creative Writing: Professional Writing Emphasis

C *

English
CSUGE (California State University General Education Breadth) C  

Culinary Arts

AS
C *

Culinary Arts and Hotel Management

D, E
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Database Programming and Applications Development

C *

Computer Information Systems

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

C *

Radiology

Drafting/CAD

AS
C *

Drafting

ECE Diversity Issues

C

 

ECE Early Childhood Education

AS
C *

Early Childhood Education

ECE Infant/Toddler Development

C *

Early Childhood Education

Economics

AA

Economics

Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer

AA-T

 

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

SCA

Allied Health

Engineering

AA-AS

Engineering

English

AA

English

Entrepreneurship

SCA

Business

Entrepreneurship: Web Design - Level I

SCA

Business

Entrepreneurship: Web Design - Level II

SCA

Business

Environmental Horticulture

C

 

Environmental Horticulture: Ecological Restoration & Management Emphasis

AS

Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Contracting C-27 License

AS

Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture:  Landscape Design Emphasis

AS

Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture: Nursery/Greenhouse Technology

AS

Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Studies

AA

Environmental Studies
Esthetician Level 1 SCA Cosmetology
Esthetician Level 2 SCA Cosmetology

Ethnic Studies

AA

American Ethnic Studies

F, G
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Film Production

AA

Film & Television

Film Studies

AA

Film & Television

Finance

AA
C *

Finance

French

AA

Modern Languages

SBCC General Education, Institutional and Information Competency Requirements 

 

 

Game Design

D

Multimedia

Geography

AA

Geography

Geological Sciences

AS

Earth & Planetary Sciences

Global Studies

AA

Global Studies

Graphic Design (Introduction to)

C *

Graphic Design

Graphic Design and Photography: Graphic Design Concentration

AA
C *

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Entrepreneur I

SCA 

 

Graphic Design Entrepreneur II 

SCA 

 

Great Books Curriculum

D

English

H, I, J, K
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Health Information Technology (HIT)

AS

Health Information Technology
& Cancer Management

Help Desk and Desktop Support - Level 1

SCA

Computer Information Systems

Help Desk and Desktop Support - Level 2

SCA

Computer Information Systems

History

AA

History

History for Transfer

AA-T 

 

Home Health Aide

SCA

Nursing
Honors: Humanities/Social Sciences C Honors Program
Honors: Sciences/Mathematics C Honors Program

Hospitality

AS
C *

Culinary Arts and Hotel Managem

Hospitality: Operations Specialist

SCA

Culinary Arts and Hotel Management

Human Resource Hospitality Specialist

SCA

Culinary Arts and Hotel Management
IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) C  
Information Design SCA  
Information Technology Management SCA Computer Information Systems

Interior Design

AA
C *

Interior Design

Interior Design Part 1 

SCA 

 

Interior Design Part 2 

SCA 

 

International Business

AA
C *

Business

International Marketing Communication

SCA

Business

Introductory Costume Crafts and Design 

SCA 

 

Journalism

AA
C *

Journalism

Kinesiology for Transfer

AA-T 

 

L, M
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Landscape Operations

SCA

Environmental Horticulture

Law & Society

AA

Political Science

Law & Society: Criminal Justice Emphasis

AA

Political Science
Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Biomedical Sciences AA  
Liberal Arts & Sciences: Arts & Humanities Emphasis AA  
Liberal Arts & Sciences: Science & Mathematics Emphasis AA  
Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social & Behavioral Sciences Emphasis AA  

Liberal Studies: Emphasis in Education

AA

Liberal Studies

Manicure

SCA

Cosmetology

Marine Diving Technician

AS
C *

Marine Diving Technology

Marine Science

D

Marine Diving Technology

Marketing

AA

C

 

Mathematics

AA

Mathematics
Mathematics for Transfer AS-T   
Media Arts AA
C *
Multimedia
Media Design and Development SCA Multimedia

Medical Coding Specialist

C *

Health Information Technology
& Cancer Management

Microsoft Office Development

SCA

Computer Information Systems

Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration

SCA

Computer Information Systems

Microsoft Windows System Administration and Security

SCA

Computer Information Systems
Middle East Studies AA Middle East Studies
Mobile Application Developer SCA Computer Science
Mobile Device Administration SCA Computer Information Systems
Mobile Media Core SCA Multimedia

Music

AA
D

Music

N, O
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Native American Studies

AA

American Ethnic Studies

Natural History

AA
D

Biological Sciences

Nursing: ADN

AS

Nursing

Nursing (Vocational Nursing)

AS
C *

Nursing

Office Assistant

SCA

Computer Applications &
Office Management

P
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PC Support/Network Management

C *

Computer Information Systems

Personal Chef Training

SCA

Culinary Arts and Hotel Management

Philosophy

AA

Philosophy
Philosophy for Transfer AA-T  
Photo Design SCA Graphic Design
Photo Design II SCA Graphic Design
Photography (Applied) AA
C *
Graphic Design & Photography

Photojournalism

SCA 

 

Physical Education

AA

Physical Education

Physical Education -
Emphasis in Athletic/Personal Fitness Training

AA

Physical Education

Physics

AA-AS

Physics

Physics for Transfer 

AS-T 

 

Political Science

AA

Political Science

Political Science for Transfer

AA-T

 

Psychology

AA

Psychology

Psychology for Transfer

AA-T

Psychology

Public Relations

SCA 

 

Q, R
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Radiography

AS

Radiology

Real Estate

AS
C *

Business

S, T
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Sales and Marketing

SCA

Business

School-Age Care

C *

Early Childhood Education

Skills for Healthy Aging Resources and Programs (SHARP)

SCA 

 

Sociology

AA

Sociology

Sociology for Transfer

AA-T

Sociology

Spanish

AA

Modern Languages

Spanish for Transfer 

AA-T 

 

Studio Arts for Transfer

AA-T

 

Sustainable Horticulture

SCA

Environmental Horticulture

Technical Production

SCA 

 

Technical Writing

SCA

Computer Information Systems

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Introduction to)

SCA

Education

Theatre Arts

D 

 

Theatre Arts for Transfer

AA-T 

 

Theatre Arts: Acting/Directing

AA

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts: Design/Lighting and/or Costuming/Makeup

AA

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts: General

AA 

 

U, V, W, X, Y, Z
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Virtualization System Administration

SCA

Computer Information Systems

Wastewater Technology Education

C *

Water Science

Water Technology Education

C *

Water Science

Web Marketing and Media Design

SCA

Multimedia

Web Programming

SCA

Multimedia

Web Server Administration

SCA

Computer Information Systems

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