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Central Arizona College (CAC)Ā offers associate degrees which transfer to all three Arizona public universities:

  • Ā·Associate of Arts (A.A.)

  • Ā·Associate of Science (A.S.).Ā 

  • Ā·Associate of Business (A.B.)

  • Ā·Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

  • Ā·Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.)

These associate degrees require 60-64 semester credits and share four basic ā€œblocksā€ in addition to CAC degree requirements, specifically: Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC), Common Courses, Special Requirements and Electives.Ā  Students completing these degrees typically matriculate to an Arizona public university with junior status and only need an additional 56-60 university credits to complete a bachelor’s degree consisting of 120 credits.

Completion of an associate degree does not necessarily guarantee admission to a particular universityā€™s program of study. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with both a CAC academic advisor and the target universityā€™s admissions advisor.


CAC also offers students a variety of one- and two-year programs to meet their diverse interests and goals, includingĀ degrees and certificatesĀ in over 100 fields of study.