Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates

The programs in the following section are primarily designed for students who intend to enter the workforce upon graduation. Some two-year degree programs also have one-year diplomas, as well as certificates that require less than one year of full-time study. Certain programs are available at all campuses. Others are available only at certain campuses. General education requirements are offered at all Central Piedmont campuses. .

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 Central Piedmont. 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 Central Piedmont. 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 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 must be on file in the student’s record at Central Piedmont (when this is a certification requirement).
  2. All required courses must be completed within the student’s program of study.
  3. The final thirty percent (30%) of credits earned must be from Central Piedmont.
  4. A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher must be earned within the certificate program.