Los Angeles Southwest College offers a variety of programs that lead to either an occupational certificate or AA/AS degree. Southwest offers two-year Associate degrees in the arts and sciences, Occupational Certificate programs and general education transfer programs.
The Associate in Arts/Associate in Science (AA/AS) Degree may be earned in conjunction with preparation for transfer or an Occupational Program. It may also be pursued as an educational end in itself.
The following chart lists the programs available at our college. Please see a counselor for further details.
Students may also complete work toward more than one of the programs at the same time for example, an Occupational Certificate and an Associate Degree or a transfer program and an Associate Degree. The requirements for combined programs may include more course work than for a single program. Careful planning is essential to ensure that the program requirements of the chosen program(s) are fulfilled correctly in the shortest possible time. To help in such planning, students are urged to see a counselor and consult with a faculty advisor in their proposed major as soon as possible during their first semester and regularly thereafter.