In addition to the DSLCC two-year Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S) Degree, which is intended to transfer to a four-year college or university, DSLCC also offers a one-year Certificate in General Education. This certificate is an award that recognizes completion of a substantial number of the general education courses required for the AA&S Degree. It acknowledges successful students who have completed the first year of the AA&S Degree and is an encouragement for them to complete the second year of their AA&S Degree at DSLCC. Completion of this certificate would also be worthwhile to any employer who wants employees to have a sound foundation in general education, especially in mathematics and in written/oral communications.