Academic Policy Handbook ARCHIVE
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Granting Degrees and Certificates Policy
All Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies, and Associate of Science degrees require at least 30 resident credits (See Associate Degree Requirements--Comprehensive Policy A-106, Section 3 for guide- lines), at least 24 of which must be applicable to the requirements of the degree. Credit shall be given toward degrees and certificates for courses transferred from other accredited institutions for which PCC has no equivalent course.
All Associate of Applied Science degrees require at least 30 resident credits, at least 24 of which must be to the requirements of the degree, excluding general education requirements.
All certificate programs require resident credits. A one-year certificate requires 12, of which 9 must apply to the requirements of the certificate. A two-year certificate requires 24 resident credits, of which 18 must apply to the certificate.
Elective Credits Toward Associate Degrees
Candidates for an Associate of General Studies degree may apply toward the degree requirements up to twelve (12) credits total from the following areas:
physical education classes;
Credits in one of the above areas shall be limited to six (6) hours.
Candidates for an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees may apply toward the degree requirements up to three (3) hours of physical education classes. One-credit workshops cannot be applied towards degree requirements except for the Associate of Applied Science students in the Management/Supervisory Development program. These students can apply up to six (6) credits of MSD 199, up to six (6) credits of MSD 298, and up to nine (9) credits of MSD 299 as electives.
Special Topics Courses as Electives
Beginning with students matriculating in Fall of 1990, degree and certificate students are limited to nine (9) credits of MSD 299.
Pre-College Math Courses
Professional Technical programs have the discretion to use math courses from Math 30 and higher on their certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Math courses numbered from Math 30 and higher are acceptable for the General Studies degree. The following courses meet this criteria:
Mth 30, Business Math
Mth 60, Introductory Algebra--1st Term
Mth 61, Introductory Algebra--Part I
Mth 62, Introductory Algebra--Part II
Mth 63, Introductory Algebra--Part III
Mth 65, Introductory Algebra--2nd Term
Mth 70, Introduction to Intermediate Algebra
Mth 95, Intermediate Algebra
Effective Date: June 1, 1997