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Catalog and Student Handbook 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate Requirements


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Columbia State Community College General Degree Requirements


All associate degrees awarded by Columbia State Community College shall require a minimum of 60 semester credit hours with an overall grade point average of 2.00. At least 18 of these must be earned in residence at Columbia State. Credit hours earned in developmental studies courses are for institutional credit only and not applicable to credit hours required for the degree.

Degree Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)


Total semester hours for the Associate of Applied Science degree vary from 60-74 hours with a GPA of at least 2.00 in program courses. Specific degree requirements for majors leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree are listed under each major.

English Composition: 3 credit hours


Humanities/Fine Arts: 3 credit hours


Specific courses satisfying this requirement must be the same courses that satisfy the general education requirement for the Associate (A.A./A.S.) and Baccalaureate degrees (see the Degree Requirements for the Associate of Science (A.S.) page)

Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 credit hours


Specific courses satisfying this requirement must be the same courses that satisfy the general education requirement for the Associate (A.A./A.S.) and Baccalaureate degrees (see the Degree Requirements for the Associate of Science (A.S.) page)

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: 3 credit hours


Specific courses satisfying this requirement must be the same courses that satisfy the general education requirement for the Associate (A.A./A.S.) and Baccalaureate degrees (see the Degree Requirements for the Associate of Science (A.S.) page).

Additional Course: 3-4 credit hours


One additional course from the categories of Communication, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, or Natural Sciences/Mathematics.

Specific courses satisfying this requirement must be the same courses that satisfy the general education requirement for the Associate (A.A./A.S.) and Baccalaureate degrees (see the Degree Requirements for the Associate of Science (A.S.) page)

Total: 15 or 16 credit hours


Minimum Degree Requirements for Technical Certificates


Specific requirements for technical certificates vary. See specific requirements under each certificate. Students seeking a certificate must earn a minimum of 50% of the credits required for that certificate in residence at Columbia State with an overall grade point average of 2.00.

Associate of Applied Science Degree (Career-Entry Programs)


The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed for the student who wishes to move directly into the job market after graduation.

Business and Technology Division

Business Information Technology
    Option: Computer Systems 
    Option: Office Systems
Business Management 
General Technology

Health Sciences Division

Nursing
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care
Veterinary Technology

Science and Mathematics Division

Horticultural Technology
    Concentration: Landscape Management
    Concentration: Turfgrass Management

Social Sciences and Education Division

Criminal Justice Technology
    Option I: Law Enforcement
    Option II: Corrections
Early Childhood Education

Technical Certificate Programs


These certificates are designed to allow students to gain entry-level proficiency in specific skills.

Business and Technology Division

Business Management

Health Sciences Division

EMT-Paramedic

Humanities Division

Commercial Music - Multimedia for Songwriters
Commercial Performance

Social Sciences and Education Division

Criminal Justice Technology-Corrections
Criminal Justice Technology-Law Enforcement
Early Childhood Education

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