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Gainful Employment


In order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid, a student must be enrolled in an educational program that leads to an associate's degree or prepares a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Students must either (1) declare an associate's major OR (2) be enrolled in one of the non-degree certificate programs listed on this page in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid at Santa Barbara City College.

     •   Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper (48 units)
     •   Administration of Justice: Criminology Emphasis (27-30 units)
     •   Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement Emphasis (27 units)
     •   Administration of Justice: Legal Studies Emphasis (27-28 units)
     •   Alcohol and Drug Counseling (34-35 units)
     •   Animation (39 units)
     •   Automotive Service and Technology (43.2 units)
     •   Business Administration: Emphasis in Management (25 units)
     •   Business Administration: Emphasis in Small Business Development (19 units)
     •   Cancer Information Management (47 units)
     •   Child Care Teacher (15-17 units)
     •   Commercial Music (43-47 units)
     •   Computer Applications & Office Management (COMP): Emphasis in Business Software Specialist (28.5-31.5 units)
     •   Computer Applications & Office Management (COMP): Emphasis in Office Management (40.5-48 units)
     •   Computer Network Engineering (39 units)
     •   Computer Science (30.5-39.5 units)
     •   Cosmetology (60 units)
     •   Creative Writing: General Emphasis (18 units)
     •   Creative Writing: Professional Emphasis (18 units)
     •   Culinary Arts (55.5 units)
     •   Database Programming and Applications Development (31 units)
     •   Diagnostic Medical Sonography (53.9 units)
     •   Drafting/CAD (31 units)
     •   ECE Diversity Issues (31 units)
     •   ECE Early Childhood Education (28 units)
     •   ECE Infant/Toddler Development (34 units)
     •   Environmental Horticulture (28-32 units)
     •   Finance (21 units)
     •   Graphic Design (17-18.5 units)
     •   Graphic Design and Photography: Graphic Design Concentration (33 units)
     •   Hospitality (30-32 units)
     •   Interior Design (45-46 units)
     •   International Business (24-26 units)
     •   Journalism: Emphasis in Broadcast Journalism (18 units)
     •   Journalism: Emphasis in Visual Journalism (18 units)
     •   Journalism: Emphasis in Writing and Editing (18 units)
     •   Marine Diving Technician (30.3-31.8 units)
     •   Marketing (24 units)
     •   Media Arts (27-28 units)
     •   Medical Coding Specialist (36 units)
     •   Nursing (Vocational Nursing) (53.25 units)
     •   PC Support/Network Management (36-37 units)
     •   Photography (Applied) (33-34 units)
     •   Post-Professional Practice in Alcohol and Drug Counseling (16 units)
     •   Real Estate (27 units)
     •   School-Age Care (18 units)
     •   Water Science: Wastewater Collection Option (23-24 units)
     •   Water Science: Wastewater Treatment Option (20-21 units)
     •   Water Science: Water Distribution Option (26-27 units)
     •   Water Science: Water Treatment Option (26-27 units)