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Cover of the De Anza College 2016-2017 Catalog

Welcome to De Anza

"We are honored that you have chosen to join us at De Anza, as we celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary ... De Anza is an exciting college, with wonderful faculty, classified professionals and administrators, all committed to your success.

"We have terrific academic programs, athletic teams and clubs. We are committed to providing an outstanding education and a safe, supportive environment for all students. We want you to become an engaged member of this community, and we care deeply about your future."

 – President Brian Murphy


See our mission statement.

Open the catalog flipbook to see page 51 for the Certificate and A.A./A.S. Degree Programs Section Guide.

Pathway to Success . . .

  1. Declare a major on your application – not "Undecided."
  2. Select a goal of transfer, degree or certificate.
  3. Take placement tests.
  4. Complete orientation.
  5. Create an educational plan in DegreeWorks. (You'll learn how at orientation.)
  6. Enroll in – and maintain – full-time status (12+ units, excluding summer).
These steps are best practices recommended through the Student Success Act of 2012 and local regulations. Following them will help you get priority enrollment.

A print version of the current catalog will be available for purchase in the Bookstore starting early September.


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The De Anza College Catalog is in Portable Document Format (PDF). If Adobe Reader is not already installed on your computer, you will need to download it to view PDF files.

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Last Updated: 9/15/17