2020-2021 Catalog Winter Update [Archived]

Associate Degree

As a candidate for graduation with the degree in associate of arts (AA), associate of science (AS), or associate of applied science (AAS), you must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. The successful completion of all course requirements as specified in the program of study. Below is a listing of suggested general education and program specific minimum credit requirements in each category;
    Category AA AS AAS
    English/Communication 6 6 6
    Mathematics and/or Science 8 12 4
    Political Science 3 3 3-OR-
    Social Science 6 6 3
    Humanities 6 6 0
    Wellness/Physical Education 2 2 2
    Related Studies
    Required and/or Elective Courses 16 12 15
    Career or Discipline Studies 15 15 32
    Minimum total 62 62 62
  2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 for all courses attempted;
  3. Enrollment at Kalamazoo Valley Community College for a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of credit;
  4. A satisfactory record of conduct;
  5. The fulfillment of all financial obligations to the college;
  6. The fulfillment of any special requirements which may have been required at the time of admission to the college, admission to a program, or establishment of a program plan;
  7. Students cannot graduate out of a catalog term that is greater than 8 years old. When a student has reached the 8 year limit, they will be required to update their catalog term with advising/counseling. The updated catalog term chosen should have the most benefit to the student as possible, whether it be updated to the following catalog term or the current term;
  8. Students petitioning to graduate for a second associate degree must demonstrate completion of an additional fifteen (15) unique college credit hours not applied to any other awarded associate degree. All other associate degree graduation requirements will continue to be applied as specified in the catalog.