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Computer Science Department

Petition for Degrees & Certificates


Degree Petition

To file a petition for an associate degree, you need to review your graduation eligibility with a college counselor.  Your petition will only be accepted if signed or approved by a counselor.  Please visit the counseling website.

Certificate of Achievement Petition 

If you are going to complete the requirement of Certificate of Achievement, please complete the procedure listed below.



  1. Check the roadmap of the required and elective course list to confirm that you have completed, or will complete, the necessary courses.
  2. Make an appointment with the division chair Anna Chiang via Prof. Chiang  will review and verify your transcript against the requirements. She will help you file the petition of certificate, submit it, and follow up with the Admissions office.    
  3. If you completed some required or elective classes at another college, you need to bring a non-official transcript when you meet with Prof. Chiang. She will review and determine if your classes meets the “course equivalence”.
  4. After filing the certification petition, the Admissions office will review and process your certificate. If approved, you should see the certificate of achievement posted to your transcript about 3 months after the semester ends. If you don’t see the certificate of achievement on your transcript within 3 months, please follow up with the following Admissions officers and cc to Anna Chiang via
  5. The College Admission office has made the petition of certificate available on-line that you can file the petition by yourself, see the following link: Link for certification petition

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