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A comprehensive institution of higher education, Eastern Shore Community College offers programs generally extending no longer than two years beyond the high school level.


Transfer Programs

Courses are designed to be equivalent to those offered at four-year institutions to ensure maximum transferability.

Transfer Programs

Career and Technical Programs

1-2 year programs that prepare students for success in meeting the demands in business, health and medicine, industry, service, and other technical and occupational fields.

CTE Programs

Distance Learning

An alternative to traditional classroom-based instruction, these course offer flexibility and convenience.

Distance Learning

Dual Enrollment

An opportunity for qualified high school students to enhance their education by enrolling early in college courses.

Dual Enrollment

Developmental Courses

For students who are not completely prepared for occupational-technical or college transfer curricula.

Developmental Studies

Adult Education Programs

For adults, age 18 and older, who wish to improve their basic academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics, get their GED, and/or improve English language skills.

Adult Education

Career Pathways Programs

Designed to prepare the emerging workforce, such as high school students or adults who are seeking to progress in their current fields, transition to new career fields, or return to work.

Work with an advisor

Advisors are available to help you begin planning your long-range academic goals and to determine what may be most appropriate path for you to reach your goals.

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Use the Canvas app

Canvas has replaced Blackboard as our learning management system. Students can submit assignments, view grades and course materials, and more using the app.

Degree & Certificate Types

Associate Degrees

Associate degrees are designed to provide the freshman and sophomore years of the bachelor’s degree. These programs generally require 60-70 credits and take four full-time semesters (12-18 credits per semester) to complete. 

Associate of Arts and Science (AA&S) Degree

AA&S degrees are awarded to students majoring in specialized pre-professional programs or programs with a heavy emphasis on general education coursework who may plan to transfer to a four-year college or university after completing their community college program.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

A.A.S. degrees are awarded to students majoring in one of the curricula with an emphasis on career and technical coursework. Students pursuing these degrees may plan to seek full-time employment immediately upon graduation from college.



Certificates are awarded to students who complete career and technical education curricula consisting of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in occupational areas.

Career Studies Certificate

CSCs are awarded to students who complete career and technical education curricula consisting of 9-29 semester credit hours in occupational areas.

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