Academic Programs


Westmoreland offers the associate of arts degree (AA), the associate of fine arts degree (AFA); the associate of applied science degree (AAS), diploma programs, and certificate programs. The following is the current list of programs offered. Click the link to learn more about the degree, classes and requirements.

For the most current program information, view the 2018-19 College Catalog.

Programs of Study

Associate of Arts, AA (Transfer)


Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics


Bionanotechnology, AAS


Communication Design

Computer Technology

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Cyber Security

Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene AAS

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, AAS

Drafting and Design


Electrical Utility Technology, AAS

Electronics Engineering Technology, AAS

Engineering Technology, AAS

Forensic Science

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Human Services/Social Work, AAS

Industrial Electricity Technology, Certificate

Industrial Technology

Journeyman Machining Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Medical Assisting, Diploma

Medical/Healthcare Management

Multimedia and Photography

Nanofabrication Manufacturing, AAS


Office Technology


Phlebotomy/Specimen Processing, Certifificate

Psychology, AA (transfer)

Radiology Technology, AAS

Welding Engineering Technology


Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

The associate in arts degree requires a minimum of 60 credits. All associate degree students are required to complete a core of 38-40 credit hours of general education courses, designed to broaden and enhance their educational experience, and 21-24 credit hours of transfer electives. The general education requirements are distributed over the areas of communications, humanities, social science, mathematics, natural science and computer science. The transfer electives may also be selected from the courses listed under general education degree requirements or up to 15 of the 24 credit hours may be selected from courses listed under elective courses. When selecting transfer electives, it is recommended that the student seek the guidance of a counselor or his/her academic advisor.

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The associate in applied science degree requires the completion of at least 60 credit hours. Students take 15 hours of general education, one computer technology course, and specific program courses. Many courses completed for the associate in applied science degree may transfer to a four-year college. However, some credits may not transfer. The transfer of credits earned in an AAS degree depends on the senior institution's requirements.

Diploma and Certificate

Diploma programs require a minimum of 30 credit hours and are designed for students interested in specific career courses. Certificate programs consist of 15-23 credits and are specialized, short-term programs which focus on work force entry and/or development of specialized career skills.