New degrees are approved

Los Medanos College has received approval for a new transfer degree and two new certificates by the State Chancellor’s Office.

An Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer, Certificate of Achievement CSU General Education (CSU GE Breadth) and Certificate of Achievement In Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) have been added to the 15 Associate Transfer degrees that had been approved earlier this summer.

Office of Instruction Supervisor Eileen Valenzuela said, “The 18 transfer degrees the college has committed to develop have all been approved.”

The approved degrees collectively went into effect fall 2014 but there was delay in terms of Music and Anthropology because they were still on the states waiting list and being reviewed for approval.

An Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree has received approval and will be made available once LMC receives notification from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

“I am excited about the approvals we have received to offer these new degrees at Los Medanos College, as they will provide more students with the ability to pursue their passions in education at LMC and beyond if they choose to transfer to a university,” said Dean of Student Success Dave Belman.

Getting a new degree approved is a long process of jumping through hoops. Even if the school offers all of the courses relevant to a major, without the consent of the chancellor’s office, the school cannot offer the degree.

For a list of curriculum requirements, and an updated list of degrees and certificates offered, visit