Oct 21, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Programs of Study by Degree Type


Continuous Progress

Students with interrupted enrollment over a year (missing more than 2 full semesters) will need to fulfill the requirements of the most current catalog.

Associate of Arts

Purposes of this degree include:

  1. Provide a degree for students who choose to follow a course of study specifically designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
  2. Provide freshman and sophomore general education and semester hour requirements leading to upper division status at most four-year colleges and universities.

Requirements for the AA degree include:

  1. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
  2. Minimum of 64 semester credit hours earned, 58 of which must be academic (non-activity) credits. Earned credits are courses with passing grades.
  3. A minimum of 16 of the final 32 credit hours must be completed in residence (completed at an IVCCD College).
  4. Semester hours must correspond to the distribution requirements listed below.
  5. A limit of 16 vocational including the possibility of 4 military credits may be applied toward the degree.
  6. Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements.

Communications 9 Credit Hours
Humanities 9 Credit Hours
Social/Behavioral Science 9 Credit Hours
Math and Science 10 Credit Hours
Computer Education 3 Credit Hours
Physical Education 2 Credit Hours
Electives 21 Credit Hours
Student Development 1 Credit Hours
Total 64 Credit Hours

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree granted by ECC/MCC is designed to meet requirements for entry into career fields for which the programs have been designed.

Purposes of this degree include:

  1. Provide a degree goal for students who choose to follow a course of study which is specifically designed to lead to employment upon completion of two years of study.
  2. Provide students with entry-level skills appropriate to the career for which they have been preparing.
  3. Provide students with increased potential to function in society through study in the general areas of communications, human relations, and natural science.

Requirements for the AAS degree include:

  1. Completion of a prescribed two-year career curriculum as outlined in this catalog.
  2. A minimum of 16 of the final 32 credit hours must be completed in residence (completed at an IVCCD College).
  3. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.

Associate of General Studies

Offered at ECC & MCC (Codes: EAGST & MAGST)

Purposes of this degree include:

  1. Provide a degree goal for students who choose to follow an individualized course of study which is not specifically designed for transfer to a 4-year college or university baccalaureate degree program.
  2. Provide an attainable associate degree for students who complete career programs of less than 2 years duration.
  3. Provide an associate degree for career education students who wish to enroll in selected courses to reach a personal career objective.
  4. Provide a degree goal for students whose educational goals shift after initial commitment is made.

Requirements for the AGS degree include:

  1. Completion of 62 semester hours of work (minimum 56 non-activities) designed to meet the personal or career goals of the individual student. There are no specific courses required for this degree.
  2. A minimum of 16 of the final 32 credit hours must be completed in residence (completed at an IVCCD College).
  3. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
  4. Developmental credit cannot be used towards this degree.

Associate of Professional Studies

Purposes of this degree include:

  1. Prepare students for transfer into aligned baccalaureate programs or immediate related employment.

Requirements for the APS Degree include:

  1. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
  2. Consist of between 62 and 68 semester credit hours. Of those, a minimum of 30 semester credit hours must be general education.
  3. to include 3 semester credit hours from each of the following areas: speech, mathematics, humanities, social and behavioral science; 6 semester credit hours of writing; and an additional 9 semester credit hours distributed among mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and science.
  4. The technical component shall consist of a minimum of 16 semester credit hour of coursework accepted by a receiving baccalaureate degree-granting institution as credit toward a specific major or program.
  5. A minimum of 16 of the final 32 credit hours must be completed in residence (completed at an IVCCD College).

Associate of Science

Purposes of this degree include:

  1. Provide a degree for students who choose to follow a course of study specifically designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
  2. Provide freshman and sophomore general education and semester hour requirements leading to upper division status at most four-year colleges and universities.

Requirements for the AS Degree include:

  1. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
  2. Minimum of 64 semester credit hours earned. Earned credits are courses with passing grades.
  3. A minimum of 16 of the final 32 credit hours must be completed in residence (completed at an IVCCD College).
Communications 9 Credit Hours
Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science 8 Credit Hours
Math and Science Required 20-24 Credit Hours
Distributed Education 3 Credit Hours taken from the above divisions
Math and Science electives acceptable for transfer 16-20 Credit Hours
Computer Education 3 Credit Hours
Student Development 1 Credit Hours
Total 64 Credit Hours

Certificate

Certificates (not associate degrees) are awarded to students who successfully complete any of the following programs:

Requirements for the certificate include:

  1. The certificate is awarded upon completion of a state-approved program of study that is designed for entry-level employment and shall consist of a maximum of 48 semester (72 quarter) credit hours. A certificate may be a component of and apply toward subsequent completion of a diploma or associate of applied science or associate of applied arts degree and may be developed in rapid response to the needs of business and industry. A certificate may consist of only career and technical courses and no general education course requirements.
  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.

Diploma

Diplomas (not associate degrees) are awarded to students who successfully complete any of the following programs.

Requirements for the diploma include:

  1. Completion of 15-48 semester hours of work designed to meet the personal or career goals of the individual student, including three general education credits. See the page listed after the title for the Diploma requirements.
  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.