Schools & Programs
Our seven schools offer a range of online, in-person and hybrid programs designed to meet your learning goals—whether you’re interested in academic advancement, career training, transfer opportunities or lifelong learning.
Our Schools & Areas of Study
Find an area of study that piques your interest and discover available programs.
School of Agriculture
Our agricultural studies programs and courses capitalize on the Central Valley’s thriving industry to prepare you for the workforce or continue your education.
School of Business
The School of Business provides opportunities with local employers for training in accounting, office management, administration, entrepreneurship, management, marketing or real estate.
School of Health & Public Safety
Whether your interests lie in nursing, imaging, kinesiology, fitness, or public safety, the School of Health & Public Safety will prepare you for a rewarding career.
School of Humanities, Languages, Fine and Performing Arts
Our many skill- and transfer-based courses offer a solid foundation of study while developing your intellectual, conversational, and artistic abilities.
School of Industry and Manufacturing
Our curriculum blends technical, scientific and business principles. We prepare you for technological management, production supervision, and related leadership positions.
School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
We offer a wide variety of courses in many science, math and engineering majors, as well as courses that support other areas of study on campus.
School of Social Sciences and Education
Study in the School of Social Sciences & Education is designed to funnel graduates to one of the California State Universities to earn elementary or secondary teaching credentials.
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Career & Technical Education
Fast-track your career with over 30 certificate programs and job training options in one, two or three semesters.
Merced College Online
Merced College Online is an accelerated, fully online degree program designed to support working adults and returning students.
The Merced College Honors Program is designed to provide an enriched educational environment to inspire and enable students to achieve their maximum potential.
We strive to eliminate barriers for students who have experienced the criminal justice system and are dedicated to opening opportunity and academic achievement for those who have been system impacted.
Credit for Prior Learning
Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) is a strategy to help students get credit for what they already know and can do, saving them time and money on their educational path.
Work Experience Education
If you work, volunteer, or are self-employed, you can earn up to 16 units of elective transfer credit while attending Merced College.
Adult Education & Noncredit
More than 80 noncredit sections are offered each semester at over 20 sites throughout Merced County and the surrounding area.
College for Kids
College for Kids is a summer program that stimulates curiosity, reinforces basic skills, and helps kids discover new subjects and have fun with safe classes and camps.
California Virtual Campus
Can’t find the class you need at Merced College? Browse the California Virtual Campus for an online class being offered at a partnering California College.
Not sure what area of study suits your education or career aspirations?
Areas of Study
Learn more about our nine areas of study and associated degrees and certificates.