Offered Degrees and Major Programs

Merced College offers 130 programs through Certificate and Associate. By degree types, it offers 77 Associate, 17 1 Year Certificate, 35 1-2 Years certificates, 1 2-4 Years Certificate programs.
It also offers its programs via online learning and 1 programs are available through Certificate and Associate. By degree types, it offers 1 Associate program in the virtual environment.
For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,789 students have completed their degree/programs and graduated from Merced College.
The following table summarizes the offered degrees and programs with number of programs and number of completers.

Number of Programs with Completers

Number of ProgramsNumber of Online ProgramsNumber of Completers
Associate7711,182
1 Year Certificate17080
1-2 Years certificates350516
2-4 Years Certificate1011
Total13011,789

Best Programs

Associate
Associate Program - Highest Earning After Graduation
Field of StudyMedian Earning after Graduation
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse$86,000
Psychology$16,300

Popular Programs

CertificateAssociate

Major Programs by Offered Degree

1 Year Certificate1-2 Years Certificate2-4 Years CertificateAssociate
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 10 completers-
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology8-
Crop Production2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies 0 completers-
Communications Technologies0-
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Personal and Culinary Services 4 completers-
Personal and Culinary Services0-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 7 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Biomedical Technology/Technician0-
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD0-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD7-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Work and Family Studies 4 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mechanics and Repairers 47 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair0-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician1-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician46-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Precision Production Trades 8 completers-
Precision Production Trades0-
Welding Technology/Welder8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual and Performing Arts 0 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Photography0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 0 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Office Management and Supervision0-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science0-
Real Estate0-
Total80
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 32 completers-
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations2-
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology27-
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production3-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Personal and Culinary Services 0 completers-
Personal and Culinary Services0-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 13 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Instrumentation Technology/Technician1-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician4-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD7-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Work and Family Studies 6 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Family and Community Services0-
Child Care Provider/Assistant6-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities 369 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies369-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting 2 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting0-
Corrections0-
Criminal Justice/Police Science1-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services 0 completers-
Human Services0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Construction Trades 19 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Electrician19-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mechanics and Repairers 25 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair2-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician16-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician0-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician7-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Precision Production Trades 0 completers-
Precision Production Trades0-
Welding Technology/Welder0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual and Performing Arts 0 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drawing0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 23 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary16-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician6-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer0-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling1-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 26 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Office Management and Supervision1-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping4-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science20-
Small Business Administration/Management0-
Real Estate0-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations1-
Total516
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 11 completers-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer11-
Total11
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 37 completers-
Agricultural Business and Management0-
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations19-
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology1-
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production9-
Crop Production3-
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management0-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism 12 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric12-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences 17 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Information Technology3-
Computer Science14-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Personal and Culinary Services 7 completers-
Personal and Culinary Services0-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts7-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 3 completers-
Engineering0-
Pre-Engineering3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 13 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Biomedical Technology/Technician1-
Instrumentation Technology/Technician0-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician5-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician0-
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD0-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD6-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
German Language and Literature1-
French Language and Literature1-
Spanish Language and Literature5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Work and Family Studies 45 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies0-
Child Care Provider/Assistant45-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 0 completers-
Law0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language and Literature 17 completers-
English Language and Literature17-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities 25 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies25-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences10-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics and Statistics 21 completers-
Mathematics21-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 18 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science18-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Philosophy and Religious Studies 0 completers-
Philosophy0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 25 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry8-
Geology/Earth Science0-
Physics17-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Science Technologies/Technicians 0 completers-
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician0-
Chemical Technology/Technician0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology 199 completers$16,300
Psychology199$16,300
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting 101 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting0-
Corrections1-
Criminal Justice/Police Science94-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician6-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services 0 completers-
Human Services0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences (1 completers) 220 completers-
Social Sciences168-
Anthropology2-
Archeology0-
Economics1-
International Relations and Affairs13-
Sociology36-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Construction Trades 8 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Electrician8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mechanics and Repairers 14 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair0-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician5-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician0-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician9-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Precision Production Trades 5 completers-
Precision Production Trades0-
Welding Technology/Welder5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual and Performing Arts 32 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts4-
Photography0-
Art/Art Studies25-
Music3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 131 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary17-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer16-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (other)38-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling2-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse57$86,000
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 159 completers-
Business/Commerce16-
Business Administration and Management98-
Office Management and Supervision3-
Retail Management0-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping17-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science20-
Small Business Administration/Management3-
Real Estate1-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 38 completers-
History38-
Total1,182