2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate Requirements


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. Students must earn 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State. Students may not earn a degree or certificate before completing all Learning Support competencies as required by their program of study. Credit hours earned in Learning Support or other courses for institutional credit only are not applicable as credit hours required for the degree.

Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate Requirements


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 2.0 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:

English Composition: 3 credit hours


Humanities/Fine Arts: 3 credit hours


See A.A.S. program fliers for specific courses meeting this requirement.

Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 credit hours


See A.A.S. program fliers for specific courses meeting this requirement.

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: 3-4 credit hours


See A.A.S. program fliers for specific courses meeting this requirement.

Additional Course: 3-4 credit hours


See A.A.S. program fliers for specific courses meeting this requirement.

Total: 15-17 credit hours


Technical Certificate Programs


Specific degree requirements for technical certificates vary. See specific requirements under each certificate. Students seeking a certificate must earn a minimum of 25% of the credits required for that certificate in residence at Columbia State. Completers must earn a GPA of at least 2.0 in courses required for the certificate. This includes all classes taken even those not required for the certificate.

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