Graduates earn 1,900 degrees, certificates from Paradise Valley Community College


About 27.7 percent of the 1,900 degrees and certificates handed out by Paradise Valley Community College in 2017-18 were to students in visual and performing arts programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Phoenix conferred 513 certificates and 14 associate's degrees in visual and performing arts programs.

But the single most popular program was for a certificate in general art/art studies. Data shows the school gave out 513 certificates in general art/art studies, followed by 477 associate's degrees in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies and 248 certificates in emergency medical technology/technician (emt paramedic).

The college enrolled 8,447 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Art/Art Studies, General
-
513
513
Fine/Studio Arts, General
6
-
6
Visual and Performing Arts, General
4
-
4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
3
-
3
Music Management
1
-
1
Visual and Performing Arts total
14
513
527
27.7
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
477
-
477
General Studies
23
-
23
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
500
-
500
26.3
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
24
248
272
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
52
-
52
Dietetic Technician
15
-
15
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
12
12
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other
-
2
2
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
1
1
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
91
263
354
18.6
Business/Commerce, General
4
78
82
Business Administration and Management, General
75
4
79
Small Business Administration/Management
-
14
14
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
1
3
4
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
1
2
3
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
1
1
International Business/Trade/Commerce
-
-
-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
-
-
-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
-
-
-
Organizational Leadership
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
81
102
183
9.6
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
3
79
82
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
8
-
8
Fire Services Administration
-
1
1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
-
-
-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
-
-
-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
11
80
91
4.8
Physical Sciences
86
-
86
Physical Sciences total
86
-
86
4.5
Natural Sciences
-
83
83
Accounting and Computer Science
-
-
-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
-
83
83
4.4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
9
16
25
Elementary Education and Teaching
12
-
12
Education, Other
-
-
-
Education total
21
16
37
1.9
Computer and Information Sciences, General
13
7
20
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
1
2
3
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
2
2
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
-
-
-
Computer Support Specialist
-
-
-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
-
-
-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
-
-
-
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
14
11
25
1.3
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
4
-
4
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
-
3
3
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
4
3
7
0.4
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
2
1
3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
2
1
3
0.2
Journalism
-
1
1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
-
1
1
0.1
Creative Writing
-
1
1
English Language and Literature/Letters total
-
1
1
0.1
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
-
1
1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
-
1
1
0.1
Environmental Science
-
1
1
Natural Resources and Conservation total
-
1
1
0.1

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