Jul 05, 2022  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programs of Study by Degree


Associate of Arts

An Associate of Arts degree is a two-year program of coursework that is intended for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year college to complete a Bachelor’s Degree.

Associate of Applied Science

An Associates of Applied Science degree is a two-year program of coursework to prepare the student for employment.

To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, you must complete the general educational and technical competency requirements of a two-year technical program with a GPA of 2.0 or better in your award major. These programs are designed to prepare you for skilled employment in your chosen area; they are not designed for transfer to a four-year college or university.

AAS degrees vary by program in the number of credit hours required for completion, and range between 62-86 total credits. All course work must be at the 100 level or above. See specific requirements for AAS program here .

A minimum of 15 credit hours of general education is required for the AAS degree, with at least one course in Communications, one course in Humanities or Social Science and one course in Math or Science. Specific general education courses required in each program are listed under the program’s curriculum.

Associate of Science

An Associate of Science degree is a two-year program of coursework with an emphasis on math and science, and is intended for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year college to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, natural sciences or a pre-professional degree that emphasizes math and science.

Certificate

A Certificate is a program of coursework which may be completed within 12 months or less. It prepares the student for employment in the field.

There are no specific general education requirements for certificates.

Diploma

A Diploma is a program of coursework which may be completed in less than two years. It prepares the student for employment in the field.

To earn a Diploma award, you must complete a minimum of three credits of general education coursework in Communications, Humanities, Math, Science, or Social Science. All coursework must be at the 100 level or above. See specific requirements listed in each program under the program’s curriculum.