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Policies and Procedures

Associate's Degrees

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are awarded upon satisfactory completion of university paralleled programs. These programs provide flexibility in terms of ultimate educational goals and are bases for further development of professional competence in many specialized fields. An Associate in Arts requires a student to complete a minimum of 45 credits of liberal arts coursework. An Associate in Science requires a student to complete a minimum of 30 credits of liberal arts coursework.

An Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of any of the career programs. While these majors are designed as preparation for employment in responsible positions in business and industry, they do not preclude transfer with significant credit for some programs. An Associate in Applied Science requires a student to complete a minimum of 20 credits of liberal arts coursework.

An Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of occupational programs which are designed to prepare the graduate for direct entry into industry and the trades. An Associate in Occupational Studies does not require completion of liberal arts coursework.