Academic Policy Handbook ARCHIVE
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Associate Degree Requirements - Comprehensive
In addition to the requirements in writing, personal health, PE and General Education, candidates must earn additional credits to bring their total to at least 90 credits. In selecting these courses, students should see advisors at PCC and the institution to which they will transfer about the requirements of their baccalaureate major.
All candidates for a degree must attend Portland Community College at least two terms and accumulate at least 30 quarter hours of satis- factory work at PCC to establish residency. The 30 quarter hours must include the last 9 hours for the major. Non-traditional credit, credit transferred from another institution or challenge credit cannot be used to establish the 30 quarter hour residency requirement and the student petition process may not be used to waive the residency requirement.
The final 18 credits for the degree must include at least 9 credits earned at PCC.
Twenty-four of the credits earned at PCC must apply to the degree requirements.
All candidates for a degree must have a 2.0 grade point average (C average) or higher for courses applied to the degree.
No more than 12 credits of Cooperative Education courses may be applied to the degree.
No more than nine credits of 199 or 299 Special Topics courses may be applied to the degree.
No more than 24 credits of English as a Non-Native Language (ENL) courses may be applied to the degree.
One-credit workshops may not be applied to this degree.
Degree candidates must demonstrate competency in basic mathematics and writing skills within five years before receiving their degree.
Competency in writing must be demonstrated by either:
- Completing WR 121 with a grade of C or higher, or
- Passing a transferable writing course with a grade of C or better for which WR 121 is listed as a prerequisite.
Competency in mathematics must be demonstrated by either:
- Completing MTH 65 or MTH 63 with a grade of C or higher, or
- Passing the PCC competency exam for MTH 65,* or
- Passing a math class with a grade of "C" or higher for which MTH 65 or high level math skills are a prerequisite. Excludes MTH 93.
Students with A.A., A.A.S., A.G.S., A.S., B.A., B.S., degrees or higher from a U.S. accredited institution will have the basic competency in writing (WR 121) waived. Other writing requirements specified by the program remain in effect. For such students, the basic competency in mathematics (MTH 65) can be met by submitting a transcript showing successful completion of a college-level math course (in Oregon, MTH 100 or higher) or by passing the math competency test.* All other mathematics requirements for the program remain in effect.
* Contact any campus testing center for more information.
See Appendix C
Effective Date: June 1, 1997, and for all students applying for degrees under the 1992-93 catalog and beyond.