Jun 16, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog

Degrees Offered



Associate of Arts Degree 

The Associate of Arts degree provides students with a learning foundation in communications, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. While the A.A. degree program offers opportunities for personal enrichment and career enhancement, it is primarily designed to enable students to transfer to a four-year college or university for the purpose of earning a baccalaureate degree. Courses leading to the A.A. degree are also designed for students interested in preprofessional studies for such fields as law, political science, education, and social science.

Students who intend to transfer credits to another college or university are responsible for identifying the specific program requirements at the transfer institution. In order to meet specific program requirements, the student should coordinate his/her sequence of courses with a WITCC academic advisor and transfer staff from the destination institution. Current catalogs for most U.S. colleges and universities are available online.

Associate of Arts Requirements

The Associate of Arts degree will be awarded to students who meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 64 semester hours from an approved A.A. degree program as outlined in the College catalog.

2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).

3. Earn a minimum of fifteen (15) college transfer credit hours at WITCC.

4. File an application for graduation online by the filing deadline.

5. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill degree requirements.

General Education Requirements - AA  

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Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree provides students with a foundation in the general studies as well as the sciences. Students will gain knowledge and skills which can be generalized to the world outside the classroom. The degree and the courses leading to the A.S. degree are designed for students interested in pursuing further education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). As a result, a minimum of 20 credits are necessary from the math and sciences. While the A.S. degree program offers opportunities for personal and career enhancement, such degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to four-year institutions which offer full Bachelor of Science degrees.

Students who intend to transfer credits to another college or university are responsible for identifying the specific program requirements at the transfer institution. In order to meet specific program requirements, the student should coordinate his/her sequence of courses with a WITCC academic advisor and transfer staff from the destination institution. Current catalogs for most U.S. colleges and universities are available in the WITCC Learning Achievement Center and in the Career Development Center.

Associate of Science Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 64 semester hours from an approved A.S. degree program as outlined in the College catalog.

2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).

3. Earn a minimum of fifteen (15) college transfer credit hours at WITCC.

4. File an application for graduation online by the filing deadline.

5. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill degree requirements.

General Education Requirements - AS  

For program specific details, please click here: Programs by Degree Type   

Associate of General Studies

 

The Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree is awarded upon the completion of an individualized plan of study that is primarily designed for the acquisition of a broad educational background rather than a specific college major or professional/technical program. Students will develop an approved Plan of Study working directly with their academic dean/chair. This degree is not intended for transfer but rather an opportunity to combine skills and knowledge to meet the rigor of an Associates level degree that may enable the graduate to meet a specific job opportunity. The individualized Plan of Study must be approved by the respective Associate Dean and the Dean of Instruction prior to the awarding of the degree.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 64 credit hours are required for the degree with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

General Education: 25 credit hours minimum required

English and Speech
6 credit hours minimum of approved courses

Mathematics/Lab Science
4 credit hours minimum of approved courses

Humanities and Social and Behavior Sciences
6 credit hours minimum of approved courses

Distributed Requirement
9 additional credit hours from any of the areas above

Approved courses are any courses that meet any of the above requirements as outlined in the Associate of Arts degree and the Associate of Science degree.

Technical Courses:
A maximum of 32 credit hours in vocational/technical courses may be included in the Plan of Study. A maximum of six (6) of the 32 credit hours are allowed for an approved internship.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded to graduates who complete the technical or paraprofessional degree programs in a specific occupational field. The curriculum normally requires two years (minimum of four semesters) to complete when taken on a full-time basis and includes technical courses that emphasize applied sciences and general education courses. (A.A.S. programs contain a minimum of 64 credit hours.)

Although the Associate of Applied Science degree is not designed to be a transfer program, some of the courses may be accepted toward a baccalaureate degree at some institutions. Please consult a WITCC academic advisor for further information.

Associate of Applied Science Requirements

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students who satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactorily complete a prescribed program of study as outlined in the College catalog. Each A.A.S. program is designed for a specific occupational field; semester hour requirements will vary with the particular program. A.A.S. programs contain a minimum of 64 semester credit hours.

  2. A minimum of fifteen (15) semester credit hours must be in the A.A.S. General Education.

  3. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).

  4. Earn a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours in an A.A.S. degree program at WITCC.

  5. File an application for graduation online by the filing deadline.

  6. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.

  7. Complete the College’s outcomes assessment requirement.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill AAS requirements.

For additional program specific details, please click here: Programs by Degree Type    

Diploma

A diploma is awarded to graduates who complete the technical or paraprofessional degree programs in a specific occupational field. The curriculum normally requires one year (minimum of two semesters) to complete when taken on a full-time basis. Technical courses that emphasize applied science and general education courses are included.

Diploma programs contain a minimum of 30 semester credit hours. Diploma programs may fulfill a major portion of Associate of Applied Science degree requirements. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course options before enrolling.

Diploma Requirements

  1. Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 semester hours from an approved program of study.
  2. Earn a minimum of six (6) semester credits in general education.
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).
  4. Earn a minimum of ten (10) credit hours in a diploma program at WITCC.
  5. Successful completion of SDV 108 is a requirement of graduation.
  6. File an application for graduation online by the filing deadline.
  7. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill diploma requirements.

For program specific details, please click here: Programs by Degree Type   

Certificates

Certificates are designed to enable students to gain entry-level employment in specialized areas or to qualify for occupational advancement. A Certificate may consist of selected occupational and general education college credit courses.

Certificate Requirements

  1. Successfully complete a prescribed certificate program of study.
  2. Each is designed for a specific occupational field; semester hour requirements will vary with the particular program.
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).
  4. Successful completion of SDV 108  is a requirement of graduation.
  5. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.
  6. File an application for graduation online by the filing deadline.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill certificate requirements.

For program specific details, please click here: Programs by Degree Type