Explore our degree and certificate programs and find out how you can further your education, transfer and earn a bachelor's degree, or prepare for a new career.
Montgomery College offers five types of associate's degrees, as well as certificates. An associate's degree is a college degree awarded after the completion of a 60- to 70-credit combination of courses (generally, about 20 courses). A certificate is a shorter program (minimum of 12 credits) focusing on the development of specific skills.
To ensure that our students gain a broad foundation of knowledge, every associate's degree program requires students to take a core group of classes in English, math, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science as part of the General Education Program. Degree-seeking students can also expect to take courses specific to their major and, in some cases, electives.
MC offers 22 AA degrees recognizing mastery in the liberal and fine arts and is intended for transfer to equivalent bachelor of arts programs at four-year schools.
MC offers 21 AS degrees recognizing mastery in science or technology and is intended for transfer to bachelor of science programs at four-year institutions.
MC offers seven AAT degrees recognizing mastery in a core of professional education coursework and fieldwork consistent with the first two years of teacher preparation.
MC offers two AFA degrees (graphic design and studio art) recognizing mastery in the professional arts by those planning to transfer to a BFA program.
MC offers 40 AAS degrees recognizing mastery of vocational-technical occupational skills and intended for those seeking immediate employment opportunities.
MC offers 62 certificate programs recognizing successful completion of a sequence of courses (a minimum of 12 credits) that focus on the development of specific technical skills.
* General Studies: a flexible degree path emphasizing transfer in one of four academic cores: Humanities, Arts, Communications, and Languages (HACL); Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); Social Sciences, Administration, and Health (SSAH); or Integrated Studies (INTG)
Earn your associate's degree completely online. Montgomery College offers four fully online degrees: business, computer science and technologies, criminal justice, and general studies. The courses are taught by MC's expert faculty, following the same curricula as the traditional degree programs. Learn more about online learning options.