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Online Degrees & Certificates

Online Degrees and Certificates

Online learning is growing and expanding to more fields. Read this Palo Alto Online news article to find out how a Foothill grad earned his degree online enabling him to transfer to Berkeley to complete his Bachelor's degree.

Students can earn the following degrees and certificates by completing fully online courses.

Online Degrees

Click on the name of a degree below to view the list of classes offered fully online that can count toward that degree.

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Note that this is a list of degrees that can be earned fully online. For a list of all degrees offered at Foothill College, please visit

Degree, Certificate or Transfer Programs.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

  • Some online courses require occasional tests to be proctored in-person and/or student attendance on campus.
  • Not all fully online courses are offered every quarter or even every year.
  • Some students may have difficulty attaining an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree via only online courses because of timing or availability of classes. In such circumstances, students can consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution, however, course substitutions are NOT guaranteed.

Online Certificates

Please contact division offices for details about which fully online courses can be used to meet Certificate requirements.

Certificate of Achievement

  • Accounting (53 Units)
  • Advanced Software Development (27-28)
  • Art (32.5)
  • Art History (39.5-40.5 Units)
  • Audio Post Production (16 Units)
  • Child Development Teacher (73 Units)
  • Cloud Computing (27 Units)
  • Communication Studies I (15 Units)
  • Communication Studies II (25 Units)
  • CPA Examination Preparation (40 Units)
  • Digital Marketing (25 Units)
  • Early Childhood Education Fundamentals (18 Units)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (20 Units)
  • Education Technology Specialist (12 Units)
  • Electronic Music (16 Units)
  • Elementary After Care Education (21 Units)
  • Emerging Educational Technology Leadership (18 Units)
  • Film, Television, and Electronic Media (29 Units)
  • Game Audio I (16 Units)
  • Game Audio II (24 Units)
  • Game Design (14 Units)
  • Geographic Information Systems Technology I (21.5 Units)
  • Graphic Design (14 Units)
  • Graphic & Interactive Design (58 Units)
  • Humanities (20 Units)
  • Illustration (14 Units)
  • Makerspace Coordinator (18 Units)
  • Music History and Literature (25 Units)
  • Music Technology (40 Units)
  • Online and Blended Instruction (15 Units)
  • Photography (24 Units)
  • Pro Tools (24 Units)
  • Program Supervision and Mentoring (85 Units)
  • Software Development in C++ (24-28 Units)
  • Software Development in Java (24-28 Units)
  • Software Development in Python (24-28 Units)
  • Songwriting (16 Units)
  • STEAM Instructional Leadership (12 Units)
  • Transfer Studies -- CSU GE 2021-2022 (52 Units)
  • Transfer Studies -- IGETC 2021-2022 (47 Units)
  • Veterinary Assisting (12.5 Units)
  • Web Design (16 Units)

Career Certificate [Non-Transcriptable]

  • Financial Accounting (25 Units)
  • Tax Accounting (27 Units) 
  • Theatre Costume and Makeup (20-22 Units)

Certificate of Proficiency [Non-Transcriptable]

  • Applied Anthropology (17 Units)
  • Archaeology (12 Units)
  • Bookkeeping Specialist (17 Units)
  • Cultural Anthropology (16 Units)
  • Cultural Resource Management (19-20 Units)
  • Enrolled Agent Preparation (18 Units)
  • Forensic Anthropology (14 Units)
  • General Sociology (13-15 Units)
  • Medical Anthropology (16-17 Units)
  • Music and Medicine (16 Units)
  • Music Business (16 Units)
  • Payroll Preparation (9 Units)
  • Physical Anthropology (13 Units)
  • Pro Tools  (16 Units)
  • Social Welfare (22-23 Units)
  • Tax Specialist (14 Units) 

Skills Certificate [Non-Transcriptable]

  • Photo Criticism (12 Units)
  • Garment Printing Skills Certificate (12 Units) 

Certificate of Competency [Non-Transcriptable]

  • Non-Credit: Bridge to College ESL Pathway (96 Hours)
  • Non-Credit: Bridge to College Level English (84-132 Hours)

Full Program Curriculum descriptions are published in the Foothill Online College Course Catalog.

Program Curriculum Information sheets provide the Program Title and Description as well as Career Opportunities, Units required for Major and Units required for Certificate. Additional information can include; Associate Degree Requirements, Program Type(s), Core Course titles and units, Elective Course titles and units, Certificate information titles and units, Academic Year, and Program Status.

2021-2022

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