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Earn an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree, prepare to transfer to a four-year university, or build career and technical skills. With numerous certificate, degree and transfer pathways, our programs provide you endless options for the academic path of your choice.

 

Degrees


Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice major leads to the Associate of Science degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Administration of Justice for Transfer

Administration of Justice is the scientific study of law enforcement, judiciary, corrections, and probation. It follows a detailed and programmatic approach in crime and injustice in society.

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Agriculture: Horticulture

Horticulture major leads to the Associate of Science degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Alcohol & Other Drug Studies

The Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS) major addresses a wide range of issues in the field of substance use and abuse through its degree and certificate course work.

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Allied Health

The Allied Health major is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program or a community college allied health occupation program, such as Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Registered Nurse, or Respiratory Therapy.

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Art History for Transfer

Courses in the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer major focus on an understanding of the history of visual art from Prehistory through Modern Western art including the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and indigenous North America.

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Art: Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, or Textiles

Through the Associate of Arts degree in Art, students will be introduced to the elements and principles governing the visual arts.

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Automotive Technology

A degree in Automotive Technology prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform diagnosis and repair in the automotive shop environment.

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Biological Science

Biological Science major leads to the Associate in Science degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Biology for Transfer

Biology is the scientific exploration of life. It allows students to study organisms from the molecular level to the communities in which they live.

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Business Administration for Transfer

Business Administration prepares students for the complex decision-making of the business environment.

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Business: Management

Business Management prepares students for positions of responsibility or advancement in organizations including retail, manufacturing, and service businesses, and non-profit and governmental agencies.

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Business: Accounting

Accounting prepares students for positions of responsibility or advancement in the field of business. This major offers education for students desiring to enter the field of accounting, finance, and taxation.

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Child Development /Family Relations

The Child Development Program prepares students for an Associate of Science Degree in Child Development/Family Relations.

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Communication Studies for Transfer

Communication Studies is a broad-based discipline that covers the exchange of messages from interpersonal to mass communication and their impact on the individual and society.

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Computer Applications and Office Administration

The Associate of Science in Computer Applications and Office Administration prepares students for positions that combine technical knowledge with business aptitude.

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Computer Science for Transfer

Graduates of the two-year degree program in Computer Science will have the skills in computer programming required for transfer to a four-year college.

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Early Childhood Education for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer prepares students to transfer and study child development and early childhood education.

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Earth Science

Earth Science is a broad field offering countless personal and professional opportunities to work on practical and important problems in society.

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Economics for Transfer

Economics is the study of how the individual or society allocates scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants.

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English for Transfer

The English major prepares students with the reading, writing, and thinking skills required for university level study of literature, composition, and related disciplines.

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Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies major leads to the Associate of Arts degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Fire Science

The Fire Science Associate of Science program prepares students for a career in fire prevention and protection. Graduates will be eligible for employment in entry-level positions including, but not limited to, firefighter, fire officer, fire investigator, and Emergency Medical Technician.

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Geography for Transfer

Geography is an important topic that bridges the gap between the natural sciences and humans in society.

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Geology for Transfer

Geology is a field offering countless personal and professional opportunities to work on practical problems that are important for life as we know it.

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Health Sciences

The Health Sciences degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in a health profession such as medical technology, nutrition, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary science, etc.

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History for Transfer

The study of history fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the past, both remote and recent, local and geographically distant.

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Human Services Paraprofessional

The Human Services major leads to the Associate of Science degree, providing students with an understanding of the knowledge and skills related to Social Work, Counseling and related occupations, and prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to continue their education toward an advanced degree and potential licensure in Social Work or related fields.

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Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) graduates can work in a great variety of fields and pursuits, including programming, systems analysis and administration, game design, project leadership, web design, technical support and many others.

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Kinesiology for Transfer

Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.

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Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Education

The Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis on Education is designed for students who intend to earn an Associate degree which surveys a breadth of academic offerings in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and allows for a deeper investigation of a particular field of study through an area of emphasis.

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Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Kinesiology and Health

The Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Kinesiology and Health degree is designed for students who intend to earn an Associate degree which surveys a breadth of academic offerings in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and allows for a deeper investigation of a particular field of study through an area of emphasis.

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Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Native American Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Native American Studies is designed to introduce students to the field. 

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Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Social Science

Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Social Science is designed for students who intend to earn an Associate Degree which surveys a breadth of academic offerings in the Social Sciences.

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LVN to RN Career Ladder

The Registered Nursing LVN-to-RN Program is an 18-month course of study consisting of both classroom and clinical training.

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Mathematics for Transfer

Mathematics is the language of science and is used to describe the real world as well as abstract concepts. It is the basis for all modern technological advances.

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Music for Transfer

Through study in Music and through completion of the college's Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree (AA-T), this degree program prepares the student to transfer to a California State University Music Program.

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Music: Instrumental or Vocal

The Music major provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts in Music.

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Music: Recording Arts and Technology

The Mendocino College Music Department offers a comprehensive course of study that will lead to an Associate of Arts Degree in Recording Arts and Technology.

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Natural Resources

Natural Resources major leads to the Associate of Science degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the requirements to practice as a physical therapist assistant in a variety of health care settings.

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Political Science for Transfer

The Political Science major will provide students with a framework for understanding political theories, institutions, and processes.

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Psychology

The Psychology major leads to an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology. Psychology is defined as the scientific study of human behavior (including thoughts and emotions).

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Psychology for Transfer

Psychology is defined as the scientific study of human behavior (including thoughts and emotions). The many and varied courses and areas of study in the Psychology Program provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of one’s own behavior; the behavior of family, friends, and co-workers; and the interactions among diverse people and groups.

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Real Estate

The AS Degree prepares the student for a career in real estate sales/analysis, land development, real estate marketing, finance, mortgage lending, appraisal, escrow, and property management. The course requirements satisfy the educational requirements for both real estate broker’s license and salesperson’s continuing education requirements as prescribed by the California Department of Real Estate.

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Registered Nurse

The Registered Nursing Program is a two-year course of study consisting of both classroom and clinical training.

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Social Justice Studies for Transfer (Ethnic Studies)

Social Justice Studies (Ethnic Studies) is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on equity and social change. The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer (Ethnic Studies) (AA-T) degree at Mendocino College prepares students for seamless transfer into Ethnic Studies, Social Justice Studies, and related majors in the CSU system.

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Social Justice Studies for Transfer (General Studies)

Social Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on equity and social change. 

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Sociology for Transfer

Sociology is a social science that involves the systematic study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies as well as the study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes.

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Spanish for Native Speakers

The Spanish for Native Speakers major leads to the Associate of Arts degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Spanish for Non-Native Speakers

The Spanish for Non-Native Speakers major leads to the Associate of Arts degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Spanish for Transfer

Studying a language other than one's native tongue improves the ability to communicate, to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity, to expand general knowledge and to promote more appreciation for other cultures.

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Studio Arts for Transfer

Courses in the Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer major focus on an understanding of the elements and principles of Art and the development of skills necessary for effective visual communication.

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Theatre Arts for Transfer

Through study in Theatre Arts and through completion of the college’s Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer, students develop the ability to participate in the creation and performance of live theatre.

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Theatre Arts: Dance Emphasis

The Theatre Arts major leads to an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Theatre or Dance. Through sequential study in theatre arts and through completion of the college's AA degree program, students develop the ability to create and perform works of theatre and dance.

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Theatre Arts: Theatre Emphasis

The Theatre Arts major leads to an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Theatre or Dance. Through sequential study in theatre arts and through completion of the college's AA degree program, students develop the ability to create and perform works of theatre and dance.

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Certificates


Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement provides students with a broad-based education in the areas of law enforcement, corrections and the judicial system. The program is appropriate for students seeking entry-level employment in law enforcement, corrections probation, or parole.

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Agriculture: Landscape Practices

The Landscape Practices certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in landscape design, landscape installation, maintenance of landscapes, tree care industry and supply/equipment sales.

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Agriculture: Nursery Production

This program is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in the retail or production nursery field. Courses range from plant identification to soils and fertility, pest management, plant propagation and plant biology.

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Agriculture: Sustainable Small Farms Management

The Small Farm Management Certificate Program will provide knowledge and skills for the next generation of farmers in sustainable, local and organic farming, and gardening practices.

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Agriculture: Viticulture Skills

This certificate will give the student basic knowledge of the science involved in the growing of grapes, the practical hands-on applications of working with wine grapes and a basic understanding of the business aspects that are involved in the process of growing wine grapes.

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Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

The Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS) major addresses a wide range of issues in the field of substance use and abuse through its degree and certificate course work.

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Automotive Chassis Specialist

This certificate program prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform diagnosis and repair in the automotive shop environment.

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Automotive Technician

This certificate program prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform diagnosis and repair in the automotive shop environment.

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Automotive Tune-Up and Electronics Specialist

This certificate program prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform diagnosis and repair in the automotive shop environment.

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Business Information Worker I

The Business Information Worker I Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level office, computer, and administrative positions for a wide variety of industries.

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Business: Accounting

This certificate program prepares students for accounting careers in account management of payroll, receivables, payables, as well as financial statement generation and tax preparation.

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Business: Entrepreneurship

This certificate offers a focused course of study for students who are interested in launching and growing a new business. Students develop skills and strategies for effectively planning, starting, and managing the growth of a new enterprise.

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Business: Management

Business Management prepares students for positions of responsibility in organizations including retail, manufacturing, service businesses, non-profits, and governmental agencies.

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Business: Retail Management

The Business--Retail Management Certificate Program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare current and future retail employees and managers for the challenges in a competitive retail environment.

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Ceramics: Master Technician

Studio ceramics is an exciting field of personal expression with many career possibilities ranging from fine artwork and sculpture to production tableware.

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Child Development

The Child Development Certificate of Achievement is designed for the student who desires knowledge about Early Childhood Development and skills for teaching young children.

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Computer Applications and Office Administration

The Computer Applications and Office Administration Certificate of Achievement prepares students for positions that combine technical knowledge with business aptitude.

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Culinary Arts Management

This one-year certificate program is intended to provide students with the skills and competencies necessary to achieve success in the growing North Coast food service and hospitality industry.

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Digital Arts and Media

This certificate will prepare the student for employment in the field of digital design and media production. It consists of experiences in applied design, graphic design principles, layout and design, and multimedia production.

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Employment Work Skills

The 6 non-credit course sequence provides an opportunity for students with disabilities to gain skills and confidence for a successful work experience.

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ESL Preparation

The ESL sequence provides students with language skills that will allow them increased job opportunities in our community.

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Fine Woodworking I

The Fine Woodworking I Certificate is a one-year course of study designed to help prepare students for careers as independent designers and crafts workers.

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Fine Woodworking II

The Fine Woodworking II Certificate is a one-year course of study designed to help prepare students for careers as independent designers and crafts workers, taking students from intermediate to advanced level of woodworking.

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Human Service Worker

The Human Service Worker Program provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform essential, entry-level Human Service Worker tasks in a competent and ethical manner, with an understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse populations which they will serve.

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Human Services Paraprofessional

The Human Service Paraprofessional Certificate of Achievement (HUS-P) program prepares students for employment in human service agencies (Social Services; Mental Health, Public Health and Community-Based Organizations).

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IT Specialist

IT and networking professionals are a vital part of many businesses, and these skills are highly sought by such employers. The IT Specialist certificate helps prepare students for positions known variously as IT support, network/systems administrator, network/systems engineer, network/systems technician, and network/systems analyst.

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LVN to RN

The LVN-to-RN Certificate of Achievement is an 18-month course of study consisting of both classroom and clinical training. Graduates of the program work as integral members of the healthcare team, providing care and educating clients across the lifespan. 

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Music: Recording Arts and Technology

The Mendocino College Music Department offers a comprehensive course of study that will lead to a Certificate in Recording Arts and Technology.

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Real Estate

This certificate prepares students for a career in real estate sales/analysis, land development, real estate marketing, finance, mortgage lending, appraisal, escrow, and property management.

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Sustainable Construction and Energy Technology: Building Efficiency and Performance

This certificate combines competencies in sustainability, residential efficiency, heating and cooling, and entrepreneurial business skills.

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Sustainable Construction and Energy Technology: Construction

This certificate combines competencies in green building and clean technology, sustainability, construction technical trade skills, and entrepreneurial business.

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Sustainable Construction and Energy Technology: Renewable Energy

This certificate combines competencies in sustainability, renewable energy technical skills, and entrepreneurial business.

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Textiles/Clothing Construction

This two-year program is intended to provide students with the skills and competencies necessary to achieve success in professional clothing construction using all techniques necessary from concept design, construction, to completion and marketing.

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Textiles/Weaving

The Textile/Weaving Certificate provides training in the technical and creative skills necessary to enter both the commercial and fine arts fields as a studio or production artist.

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Web Development

The Web Development certificate prepares students for positions designing, implementing and maintaining web content. Skills include client and server-side web design and development, as well as programmatic interaction with databases.

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