Oct 21, 2017
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 (GPA) of at least 2.0. The GPA includes all classes taken including those not required for the degree. At least 18 of the credit hours must be earned in residence at Columbia State. Students may not graduate before completing all developmental studies course requirements as determined by their placement scores. Credit hours earned in developmental studies or other courses for institutional credit only are not applicable as credit hours required for the degree.
General 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.
General education course requirements for the A.A.S. are as follows:
Humanities/Fine Arts: 3 credit hours*
Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 credit hours*
Natural Sciences/Mathematics: 3-4 credit hours*
Additional Course: 3-4 credit hours*
*(See A.A.S. major for specific courses meeting this requirement.)
English Composition: 3 credit hours
Total: 15 - 17 credit hours
Minimum 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 at least 2.0. This includes all classes taken even those not required for the certificate.
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 Information Technology
Option: Computer Systems
Option: Office Systems
Criminal Justice Technology
Option I: Law Enforcement
Option II: Corrections
Technical Certificate Programs
These certificates are designed to allow students to gain entry-level proficiency in specific skills.
Early Childhood Education
Film Crew Technology