Art Degrees & Certificates

Associate Degrees

Ceramics – A.A. Degree

A major in ceramics provides the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and aesthetic judgment to students transferring to four-year institutions or professional art schools. The major can lead to a career in industrial design, artist, or as a technician. A student will have skills to obtain entry level positions as an educator/technician or sole proprietor for a business.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate ability to load, fire, and unload, gas, and electric kilns
2. Formulate and mix glazes as well as test and evaluate the results.
3. Produce work using the potter's wheel as well as creating work using hand building techniques.

Start you own business; employed as production potter; ceramicist; technician at a school or community center; teach
at community center; add to teaching credential abilities.

Studio Arts -AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree, (AA-T Studio Arts) is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status and priority admission to their local CSU campus to a program or major in Studio Arts or similar major for completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Students are required to complete:
• Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the
community college district.
• Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a C (or “P”) or better for each course in the major or area of emphasis.
• No more than 60 semester units are required.

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree, (AA-T Studio Arts) will also assist Studio Arts major students to transfer to a U.C. or other baccalaureate institutions. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. Write a visual analysis/ critique of their own and others’ art on both form and content, and its relation to a historical and global context.
2. Produce artworks in various media reflecting an understanding of line, shape, value, texture, space, color, scale, proportion, balance, mood, movement, mass, and emphasis.
3. Assemble a portfolio of strong drawings, painting, sculpture, or digital media that demonstrate skill and understanding of techniques in various media

This program prepares students to transfer to Art majors in four-year institutions, leading to careers in teaching or private sector employment.

Certificate of Achievement

Digital Fabrication Technology – Art – Certificate of Achievement

This certificate as created to help students develop professional skills in computer and software driven fabrication. This program takes a multi-material approach to fabricating all kinds of parts, installations, and sculptures. There is an emphasis is on learning software skills that aid in the automation of manufacturing along with the hand skills required for finishing projects and creating works of art.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. Solve problems for the iterative process of design and fabrication.
2. Execute planning, measurement, and analysis of a project.
3. Create works using digital fabrication independently of instruction
4. Work collaboratively with Highschool students and community partners.

Fabricator, manager, technician, artist, designer, CAD designer, educator

Certificate of Proficiency

Foundations of Art -Certificate of Proficiency

A foundational studio arts certificate focusing on 2D and 3D visual arts practice. Courses in Painting, Drawing and Ceramics are included to complete the certificate.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. Ability to compose and design two and three dimensional works of art.
2. Determine correct material choice for specified processes for both two dimensional and three dimensional works.
3. Use the studio safely and effectively for both two and three dimensional practices.

Art studio technician, studio artist, art studio assistant.