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1998-1999 Catalog


Degree Requirements

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs vary in length; however, you can usually complete them in one year.


To enroll in a certificate program, and before receiving a certificate, you must formally be admitted. To earn a certificate, you may enroll in any course for which you are eligible. To earn a certificate, you must earn at least 30 credits, including transfer credit. Fifteen semester hours must be residence credits. You must have a grade point average of 2.0 in all work, as well as in your major.

Majors Available for Certificate Programs

Airframe, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Applied Business, Applied Mining Technology, Community Health, Culinary Arts, Drafting Technology, Early Childhood, Fire Science, Ground Vehicle Maintenance, Medical/Dental Reception, Native Language Education, Office Management and Technology, Phlebotomy and Laboratory Assisting, Powerplant and Rural Health Services.

Associate Degrees


The Associate of Arts degree represents the completion of broad-based college study. This degree may serve as a starting point for your career or as a stepping-stone to a baccalaureate program. You may earn only one A.A. degree.


All credits for the A.A. degree must be at the 100 level or above with 20 credits at the 200 level or above, and be distributed as follows:


Associate of Applied Science degrees are awarded in specific occupational fields with emphasis on entering the job market. This degree, usually seen as a terminal degree, can serve as the basis for additional training.


All credits for the A.A.S. degree must be at the 100-level or above and be distributed as follows:

Note: Students planning to go on to the baccalaureate degree need to work closely with their advisors and are encouraged to select courses meeting core requirements and courses designated within majors and minors.

* ENGL 212 doesn't fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Majors Available for A.A.S. Degree

Applied Accounting, Applied Business, Aviation Technology, Community Health, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood, Fire Science, Human Services Technology, Interdisciplinary, Maintenance Technology, Medical Assistant, Native Language Education, Office Management and Technology, Paralegal Studies and Renewable Resources. (Requirements of majors listed are in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.)