Transferable Degrees

The following list of AA and AS degree programs are offered at SJC. Upon graduation, you’re prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue your Bachelors or advanced degree.

  • Biology AS
  • Business Administration AA
  • Chemistry AS
  • Computer Science AS
  • Early Childhood Education AA
  • Engineering AS
  • General Science AS
  • Geology AS
  • Human Services AA
  • Liberal Arts AA
  • Mathematics AS
  • Native American Studies AA
  • Outdoor Leadership & Recreation AA
  • Physics AS
  • Pre-Health Science AS
  • Pre-Medical Science AS
  • Psychology AA
  • Teacher Education AA

 

How do you choose a College?

We have a worksheet to help you find Your Ideal College. It has categories you should consider as you evaluate different colleges: academics, student life, location, and support services offered.

You’ll be more successful at a college that matches your personal goals, interests, and style.

College Search

What questions should you ask College Representatives?

You’ll have many opportunities to talk with College Representatives here on campus. Whether it’s in person or over the phone, be ready with your list of questions. We’ve put together a list to get you started, but feel free to add others.

Remember to ask the Rep to confirm the answers they’ve given you – in writing!

Check out our Transfer Agreements with Four-Year Institutions

San Juan College has transfer agreements in place with these four-year institutions. You might want to consider these colleges because certain programs of study will transfer smoothly, making it possible for you to graduate with your Bachelor’s degree in the shortest possible time.

Every effort is made to ensure that transfer agreements and course equivalencies are up-to-date and accurate, but four-year colleges and universities often make changes in their requirements. Talk with the Transfer Specialist or your advisor on a regular basis for help in planning your transfer.

Finish your baccalaureate or graduate degree here on the SJC campus. Courses are offered evenings and on weekends.

Transfer Equivalency System

The Transfer Equivalency System (TES) is an unofficial guide that shows you how your courses at SJC, or from a previous institution, may transfer to another institution. It is also known by other names, such as transfer equivalency or transfer articulation.

TES is continually being updated with courses and institutions, and course equivalencies are subject to revision. The information within TES does not provide a guarantee that a particular course will be accepted for transfer credit. An official evaluation of transfer credit will be done by the institution you’re transferring to after you have been accepted.

Test the TES

SJC TES is specifically designed to evaluate your credits you`ve completed here at San Juan College. Use the link below to see how your credits will transfer to your Bachelor’s degree. To get a more accurate evaluation, please visit the Transfer Center and speak with our transfer specialist.

 

Explore Careers

Before you enroll in a degree program at any college or university, you need a career plan. Then you can pick a major that helps you get a job in that career. Sounds easy, right? Or maybe it sounds overwhelming because you’re unsure about what kind of job you’d like to do, or what job you’d even be good at.

We’ve put together the following steps to help you come up with answers. Have fun!

Step 1: Take a Personal Inventory

When searching for a major or a career that fits, it’s helpful to assess your interests (what you like to do), skills (what you are good at), work values (what is important to you), and your personality (what personal tendencies do you have). You should also consider how much time and money you have to invest, and whether or not you’re able to relocate to pursue your career goals.

Resources:

  • Find assessment tools at the San Juan College Career Center
  • San Juan College Advising & Counseling Center
  • Explore your work interests, personality, skills, values and leisure interests with Career Connect, a free self-assessment tool

Still confused and overwhelmed? Feel like you have too many interests? Sometimes it helps to sit down and talk with someone. An Academic Advisor can make some suggestions and get you started or help you focus your search. Call the Advising & Counseling Center at (505) 566-3404 to make an appointment.

Step 2: Research Careers

Finding an appropriate potential career will require research and reflection. Have you selected an academic program? Do you know what you can do for a living with your major? Once you find that out, learn about different jobs in your field, the working conditions, employment outlook, and required skills and experience. Will you need a certificate or degree? An Associates, Bachelors or beyond? You might want to talk to people in that field to learn more about what that job is really like. Learning as much as you can about careers you’re interested in will help you rule out some career paths and focus on others.

Resources:

Step 3: Experience Careers

The best way to know if you are going to enjoy a potential career is to get experience in that field. Sign up for service learning, an internship, a mentoring or job-shadowing program, or become a volunteer. Our Career Center is here to help you get connected with businesses in the community.

Step 4: Reflect

Take time to reflect on everything you’ve learned about yourself and the careers you’re interested in. List the pros and cons for each career and see which one fits you the best.

Step 5: Plan

Once you’ve decided on a career, begin to plan the steps on how you’re going to get there. Will on-the-job training help you get where you need to be? What will make you more marketable in your field? Contact theCareer Center to plan your transition from college to career or from one job or career field to another.

Resources:

  • Resume Writing
  • Job Interviewing