Academic Pathways at Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College, a California Community College, offers a wide range of Associate Degrees. A full-time student can earn the required 60 units in two years. Students who may be working or have family responsibilities can attend part-time and may take longer to complete the degree. Most of our Associate of Arts degree (AA), all of our Associate Degrees for transfer (AD-T) and a few of our Associated of Science Degrees (AS) and certificates are designed for those who plan to transfer to four-year institutions. Most of our Associate of Science degrees (AS) and certificates have a career technical focus and prepare students to enter the workforce in areas such as Health Occupations, Criminal Justice and various technical fields.

Associate Degrees for Transfer

-Administration of Justice
-Anthropology Art History
-Business Administration
-Communication Studies
-Early Childhood Education
-Political Science
-Studio Arts
-Theater Arts

Associate in Arts Degrees
-Art History
-Graphic Design
-Humanities and Philosophy
-Musical Theater
-Music: Instrumental
-Music: Voice Psychology
-Spanish for Heritage
-Speakers Spanish for Non-Heritage Speakers
-Studio Arts: Ceramics
-Studio Arts: Painting and Drawing
-Theater Arts: Acting
-Theater Arts: Technical Theater

Career-Technical Education
Career-Technical Education programs prepare students for rewarding careers. In several programs, students receive job offers prior to graduation.

Associate in Science Degrees

-Business Administration of Justice
-Business Accounting
-Business Computer Studies
-Business Concentration in Office Administration
-Child and Family Studies
-Digital Design Graphics
-Technology Emergency
-Medical Technician: Paramedic
-Hospitality and Tourism
-Human Services
-Machine Tool Technology
-Natural Science and Mathematics
-Nursing - ADN
-Nursing - Advanced
-Placement for LVN
-Photography: Digital
-Photography: Traditional
-Psychiatric Technician FastTrack & 3-Semester
-Respiratory Care - Full Time & Part Time
-Viticulture and Winery Technology - Viticulture
-Viticulture and Winery Technology - Wine Marketing and Sales
-Viticulture and Winery Technology Winemaking
-Vocational Nursing
-Welding Technology

Skills Certificates
-Child and Family Studies - Associate
-Entrepreneurial Certificate
-Environmental Science
-Music Technology
-Digital Asset Management
-Child and Family Studies - Assistant
-Child and Family Studies - Master Teacher Specialization

18 Units or More CCC Chancellor's Office Approved

-911 Dispatcher**
-Adult Corrections Core Academy **
-Basic Police Academy***
-Bookkeeping Certificate
-Child Family Studies
-Child and Family Studies - Associate with Administration -CSU General Education
-Digital Design Graphics Technology
-EMT-P: Paramedic
-Hospitality and Tourism Management
-Hospitality Certificate
-Human Services
-IGETC General Education
-Law Enforcement
-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Studies
-Machine Tool Technology
-Psychiatric Technician FastTrack Program
-Psychiatric Technician Three Semester
-Viticulture and Winery Technology
-Vocational Nursing
-Welding Technology
-Wine Marketing and Sales

12-18 Units CCC Chancellor's Office Approved
Web Site Development Certificate

12-18 Unit Certificates
Culinary Arts Certificate of Completion

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center has many resources to support student transfer. A Transfer Day is held on campus every fall and representatives of four-year colleges visit the center year-round. The Transfer Center is located in room 1335 or can be reached at 707-256-7333.

Transfer Success

Napa Valley College is the bridge for many students to a four-year college or university. Academic standards are high and follow-up studies show that our students excel in four-year programs. Our top transfer schools are in close proximity— Sonoma State, Sacramento State, San Francisco State, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley. Students also transfer to many independent and out-of-state institutions. The college has Transfer Admission Guarantees with UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Merced, and St. Mary’s College.