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Liberal Arts

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

The Liberal Arts Certificate program is intended for students who are planning on completing an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree at Delta College. It is also intended for those planning on transferring to a four-year college or university after completing one year of course work at Delta.

Completion of this certificate program will satisfy the MACRAO requirements (a transfer agreement in the State of Michigan that assists students with the transferability of general education requirements).

Earning Potential

You could choose a variety of job fields with a liberal arts degree, each with varying job growth and job opportunities in the Great Lakes Bay Region. For example, you could consider becoming an economist, which requires an advanced degree.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $81,100 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Economist
  • Sociologist
  • Psychologist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Career advisor working with student.
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About Delta's Program

  • Satisfaction of MACRAO transfer requirements
  • Flexible and customizable course structure

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


 Study abroad
Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And, get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth


Transfer opportunities

Several courses in Delta's journalism program transfer to programs at Saginaw Valley and CMU.


Facts & Figures

With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.
One in eight
1 in 8 people in our community age 17-70 have taken a class at Delta.

Related Programs

Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: