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Academic Programs: Degrees, Certificates, Trailheads, Pathway Plans​
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Norco College serves our students, our community, and its workforce by providing educational opportunities, celebrating diversity, and promoting collaboration. We encourage an inclusive, innovative approach to learning and the creative application of emerging technologies. We provide foundational skills and pathways to transfer, career and technical education, certificates and degrees.

Dedicated and caring faculty and staff on our 141-acre campus serve over 15,000 students each year; preparing them to transfer to 4-year universities or to enter the workforce fully prepared for the career they have chosen. Norco College offers a curriculum designed to meet lower division general education requirements at four year institutions; special care is taken to insure transferability to any California State University or University of California campus. In addition, Norco College offers dozens of Associate Degrees and Certificates.

Career/Technical Programs for which Norco is especially noted include:

  • Game Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Industrial Automation
  • Supply Chain Automation
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Logistics Management 

Each of these programs prepares learners for competitive entry into these fields as well as offering a transferable Associate’s Degree for those who wish to further their education.

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Academic Programs


Our academic programs (listed below) are listed in alphabetic order. Below is a brief explanation of the different types of programs we offer:

 

Associate of Arts (AA): Degrees may be designed to meet specific areas of emphasis or may be in a particular discipline (such as Music).  Students may choose to follow RCCD GE, CSU GE, or IGETC to satisfy their general education requirements.

Associate of Science (AS): Degrees may be designed to meet the Math and Science area of emphasis or may be in a specific Career and Technical Education program.  Students may choose to follow RCCD GE, CSU GE, or IGETC to satisfy their general education requirements.

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT): Designed specifically for transfer to CSUs.

Certificate (CERT): 4-30 units and designed for skill attainment for career and technical education. Often certificates are embedded within Associate degree​ programs.

Note: Students should meet with a counselor for advice on selecting the general education pattern that will best meet their educational and career goals.​

 

For more information about choosing a program, consider scheduling an appointment in our new Engagement Centers in IT 107 (for Arts and Humanities and Social Behaviors Schools) and IT 108 (for STEM and Business Schools). Consider scheduling a counseling appointment online  or in-person to discuss your specific Student Education Plan. For Financial Aid, check out our FAQs for more information.

 

Academic program requirements may change year to year, so work with a counselor and rely on the official College Catalog governing your initial year of study.

ALL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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IGETC Transfer Pattern for Transfer to CSU and UC​

CSU General Education Requirements​

Career and Technical Education Handbook 2020-21​​


Administration of Justice

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Administration of Justice for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP
Crime Scene Investigation (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​

To view the full Administration of Justice program page, click here.


Anthropology

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Anthropology for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Anthropology program page, click here.


Art

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​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree​ - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Fine & Applied Arts​ - CSU Pathway
MAP​​​
​Art History for Transfer (ADT) ​- Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School
MAP​​​​​​​
​Studio Art for Transfer (ADT) ​- Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School
MAP​​​​​​​

To view the full Art/Art History program page, click here.


Biology (see also Environmental Science)

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Biology for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Biology program page, click here.


Business

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​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Administration and Information Systems - CSU Pathway
MAP​​​
Business Administration for Transfer (ADT)​ - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School
MAP
​​Business Information Worker (AA) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AA and Certificate Requirements
​​INFO​​​
Business Administration Real Estate (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Business Administration Accounting (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Business Administration General Business (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Business Administration Logistics Management (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Business Administration Management (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Entrepreneurship: Getting Started (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Entrepreneurship: Legal & Finance (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Logistics Management (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Real Estate: Salesperson & Transactions (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Registered Income Tax Preparer (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Retail Management/Western Association of Food Chains (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Small Business Accounting (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Small Business Payroll Accounting (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​

To view the full Accounting program page, click here.
To view the full Business Administration program page, click here.
To view the full Logistics Management program page, click here.
To view the full Real Estate Management program page, click here.


Chemistry

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Chemistry (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Chemistry program page, click here.


Child Development and Early Childhood Education

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Child & Adolescent Development for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP
Early Childhood Education for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Early Childhood Education program page, click here.


Communications

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Communication Studies (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP
Communications, Media & Languages (AA) - ​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Communication, Media and Languages​ - CSU Pathway MAP

To view the full Communication Studies program page, click here.


Computer Science (see also Game Science)

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Computer Science (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP
​​Computer Information Systems -- C++ Programming (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Computer Information Systems -- Java Programming (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Computer Information Systems -- Graphic Design (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Computer Information Systems -- Computer Programming (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Game Development - Game Development Core (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Game Development - Game Concept Art (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Game Development - 3D Game Modeling and Animation (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​

To view the full Computer Information Systems & Computer Science program page, click here.
To view the full Game Development program page, click here.


Construction and Facilities Maintenance

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​​Construction Technology (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Facilities Maintenance (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​

To view the full Construction Technology program page, click here.


Drafting (see Engineering, Drafting, Architecture)



Electronics and Electricity

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​​Digital Electronics (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Electrician (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​

To view the full Electronics & Electrician program page, click here.


Engineering, Drafting, Architecture

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Pre-Engineering (AS)​ - Program Flyer for AS Requirements
INFO​​​
Pre-Engineering (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP
Engineering Graphics (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Architectural Graphics (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Drafting Technology (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Game Development - Game Development Core (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Game Development - Game Concept Art (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Game Development - 3D Game Modeling and Animation (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Green Technician (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​

To view the full Engineering program page, click here.
To view the full Drafting Technology program page, click here.
To view the full Architecture program page, click here.
To view the full Game Development program page, click here.


English

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English for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full English program page, click here.


Environmental Science (see also Biology)

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Environmental Science (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Biology program page, click here.


Game Science (see also Computer Science)

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​​Game Development - Game Development Core (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Game Development - Game Concept Art (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
​​Game Development - 3D Game Modeling and Animation (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​

To view the full Game Development program page, click here.


History

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History for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full History program page, click here.


Kinesiology, Health, Physical Education

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Kinesiology for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP
​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree​ - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Kinesiology, Health & Wellness​ - CSU Pathway
MAP​​​

To view the full Kinesiology program page, click here.


Logistics (see Business)



Machining

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​​​Program Flyer (Conventional Machine Operator)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Facility Maintenance)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Industrial Automation, Manufacturing Technology)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Supply Chain Automation)
​​INFO​​​

To view the full Manufacturing Technology program page, click here.


Manufacturing

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​​​Program Flyer (Conventional Machine Operator)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Facility Maintenance)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Industrial Automation, Manufacturing Technology)
​​INFO​​​
​​​Program Flyer (Supply Chain Automation)
​​INFO​​​

To view the full Manufacturing Technology program page, click here.


Mathematics

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Math for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP
​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree​ - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Math & Sciences - CSU Pathway
MAP​​​

To view the full Mathematics program page, click here.


Music

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Music for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP
Music Industry Studies Performance (AA) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AA and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​
Music Industry Studies Audio Production (CERT) - Program Flyer for Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​

To view the full Music Industry Studies/Music program page, click here.


Philosophy

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Philosophy for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Philosophy program page, click here.


Physics

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Physics for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Physics program page, click here.


Political Science

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Political Science for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Political Science program page, click here.


Psychology

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Psychology for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Psychology program page, click here.


Real Estate (see Business)

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree​ - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Social & Behavioral Sciences - CSU Pathway
MAP​​​

To view the full Social and Behavioral Sciences page, click here.


Sociology

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Sociology for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full Sociology program page, click here.


Spanish

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Spanish for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School MAP

To view the full World Languages program page, click here.


Supply Chain Automation and Warehousing

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Supply Chain Automation (AS) and (CERT) - Program Flyer for AS and Certificate Requirements
INFO​​​


Degrees ​​& Certificates


B​elow are programs of study offered by Norco College and requirements for specific certificates and degrees. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for individual education planning.

Any request for a course substitution or waiver may be discussed with a counselor and must be submitted for approval to the Admissions and Records Office.

NOTE: Students wanting to transfer to a university may reference course transferability through www.assist.org and can find more detailed information about articulation on the Norco College Articulation website​.

For complete degree & certificate information, including required coursework listings, please consult the current College Catalog.​

View List of Academic Certificates & Degrees