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Gainful Employment

In order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid, a student must be enrolled in an educational program that leads to an associate's degree or prepares a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Students must either (1) declare an associate's major OR (2) be enrolled in one of the non-degree certificate programs listed on this page in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid at Santa Barbara City College.

Accounting Assistant Bookkeeper

Administration of Justice Criminology Emphasis

Administration of Justice Law Enforcement Emphasis

Administration of Justice Legal Studies Emphasis

Alcohol and Drug Counseling


Automotive Service and Technology

Business Administration Emphasis in Management

Business Administration Emphasis in Small Business Development

Cancer Information Management

Child Care Teacher

Commercial Music

Computer Applications Office Management (COMP) Emphasis in Business Software Specialist

Computer Applications Office Management (COMP) Emphasis in Office Management

Computer Network Engineering

Computer Science


Creative Writing General Emphasis

Creative Writing Professional Emphasis

Culinary Arts

Database Programming and Applications Development

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Drafting CAD

ECE Diversity Issues

ECE Early Childhood Education

ECE Infant/Toddler Development

Environmental Horticulture


Graphic Design and Photography Graphic Design Concentration

Graphic Design


Interior Design

International Business

Journalism Emphasis in Broadcast Journalism

Journalism Emphasis in Visual Journalism

Journalism Emphasis in Writing and Editing

Marine Diving Technician


Media Arts

Medical Coding Specialist

Nursing - Vocational Nursing

PC Support Network Management

Photography - Applied

Post-Professional Practice in Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Real Estate

School-Age Care

Water Science Wastewater Collection Option

Water Science Wastewater Treatment Option

Water Science Water Distribution Option

Water Science Water Treatment Option



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