Degrees & Programs

What Should I Major In?

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Transfer Concentrations
Transfer concentrations at Dawson Community College are awarded without designation of major, but do follow curriculum transfer plans. These concentrations indicate that a student has completed a course of study that is essentially equivalent to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. 

Career and Technical Programs
Career and technical programs at Dawson equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workforce after successful completion of a one-year, two-year, or one-semester course of study. These programs offer hands-on, practical learning from instructors with decades of experience in their industries. Associates of Applied Science (AAS - two years), Certificates of Applied Science (CAS - one year), or Certificates of Technical Studies (CTS - one semester) are available in the following programs:

*Program available online

Online Degrees and Formats

Career and Technical programs are open to all students regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or disabilities. Applicants are required to meet the college's general admission criteria.

Gainful Employment
DCC is opting for early implementation of the rescission of the Gainful Employment Rule. Let this serve as documentation of our intent to implement the rescission of the regulations early from here forward. Per the announcement, DCC will not be required to report GE data for the 2018-2019 award year or to comply with the current requirements in 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e) that require institutions to include the disclosure template, or a link thereto, in their GE program promotional materials and directly distribute the disclosure template to prospective students. 

The actual document can be found here

A gainful employment (GE) program is any Title IV financial aid eligible, non-degree (certificate) program that trains students for specific employment in recognized career fields. In compliance with guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education, disclosure information regarding GE programs may be reviewed by clicking on the appropriate program name.