Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates

Introduction

The programs in the following section are primarily designed for students who intend to enter the workforce upon graduation. Certain programs are available at all campuses. Others are available only at certain campuses. However, many general education requirements are offered at all CPCC campuses.

Some two-year degree programs also have one-year diplomas, as well as certificates that require less than one year of full-time study.

Requirements

These degrees are awarded after completion of a minimum of 64 semester credit hours, or the number of credit hours specified by each area of study, including the required general education courses for that area.

A minimum of 21 credit hours must be earned at CPCC. Official copies of high school and all other college/university transcripts must be on file in the Student Records office.

Associate in Applied Science Degrees are awarded in the following areas:

Diplomas

Diplomas are awarded after completion of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours, or the number of credit hours specified by the specific program of study. For program completion, a minimum of 12 credit hours must be earned at CPCC. Official copies of high school and all other college/university transcripts must be on file in the Student Records Office.

Diplomas are awarded in the following areas

Certificates

Certificates are awarded in the following areas:

Specialized Certificates

Special short-term certificates are offered in a number of programs. Courses in certificate programs are taken from diploma and degree programs and may be completed within 12 to 18 semester credit hours. A student may earn certificates that build to earning a diploma or degree. A student may earn a certificate(s) in the same semester that he or she earns a degree or diploma. To earn a certificate the following conditions must have been fulfilled:

  1. Official copies of all high school and college transcripts are in the student’s folder at CPCC (when this is a certification requirement).
  2. Completion of required courses in the student’s program of study.
  3. The final thirty percent (30%) of credits earned must be from CPCC.
  4. A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher within the certificate program.