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Certificates and Associate's Degrees


A certificate is awarded for the completion of various career education curricula. Most certificates prepare you for specific jobs or aspects of a job. Some certificates are part of an associate's degree program, in which case the credit earned in the certificate may be used towards an associate's degree. A list of the certificate programs that Delta offers can be found in the College Catalog.

Associate's Degree

An associate's degree may typically be awarded after a student has completed all basic degree requirements. Some programs have in addition to basic degree requirements other specific requirements. For a list of programs offered, please refer to the College Catalog.

As an example, most programs require 62 credits to complete the program. If a student takes 15-16 credit hours each semester (fall, winter, spring/summer), it will take approximately a year and a half to complete the program. If a student takes 12 credits a semester, it will take approximately two years to complete the program. This example would be if the student only needed to complete the program requirements. If there were other requirements, such as prerequisites, it would take longer to complete the program.

Once the requirements have been met for your program, you will need to review the requirements for graduation and complete a graduation application [login required].

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