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)

Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)



Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, AAS

Applied Industrial Technology, AAS

Architectural Drafting and Design, AAS


Baking and Pastry

Bionanotechnology, AAS


Communication Design

Computer Information Systems

Computer Numerical Control Technology, AAS

Computer Technology

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Dental Assisting, Diploma
Dental Hygiene AAS
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, AAS

Dietetic Technology/Nutritional Services Management, AAS
Dining Room Management, Certificate

Drafting and Design Technology

Education/Pre-K - Grade 4, AAS

Education/Early Childhood Director, Certificate

Electrical Utility Technology, AAS
Electronics Engineering Technology, AAS
Engineering Technology, AAS

Expanded Functions Dental Assisting, Certificate

Forensic Science Investigator Option, Certificate

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, AAS

Homeland Security, AAS


Hospitality Management, Certificate

Hotel/Resort Management, AAS

Human Services/Social Work, AAS

Industrial Electricity Technology, Certificate
Industrial Technology, Diploma

Journeyman Technology, AAS

Machine Technology, AAS

Manufacturing Process Technology

Medical Assisting, Diploma

Medical/Healthcare Management, AAS

Multimedia and Photography

Natural Gas and Oil Technology Certificate

Nursing, AAS

Office Technology

Paralegal, AAS

Petroleum Technology, AAS
Petroleum and Industrial Process Operation Technology Certificate

Phlebotomy/Specimen Processing, Certifificate

Pipeline Mechanic, Certificate

Radiology Technology, AAS

Restaurant/Culinary Management, AAS

Science Technology Forensic Lab Technician Option, AAS

Welding Engineering Technology, AAS


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.