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The general requirements for awarding of an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, an Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) degree, or Certificates in Career and Technical Education programs are outlined in the Degree and Certificate Requirements section of this catalog. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required in the particular program’s curriculum for awarding of any type of degree or certificate, and only courses numbered 100 or above may be applicable toward the degree or certificate. Specific requirements for individual programs may be obtained from either the catalog or the DegreeWorks degree audit available through myAims.
At least fifteen semester hours of course work applicable to the degree or 50% of course work applicable to the certificate program and completed prior to graduation must be Aims Community College courses.
Students must apply for graduation. See the academic calendar for exact deadline dates. Students can download a graduation application from the Admissions, Registration & Records webpage under “Commonly Used Forms” or they can log into their myAims account to apply online. Graduation applications are also available in a paper form through faculty advisors, the Student Success Center, and the Admissions, Registration & Records office. Completed paper graduation applications must be returned to the Admissions, Registration & Records Office where final evaluations will be made. The A.G.S. degree requires the signature of the Advising Program Director in the Student Success Center. After processing the Graduation Application, Admissions, Registration & Records personnel will notify the student through their myAims email account.
The catalog in use during a student’s first enrollment in the College normally is used in determining degree or certificate requirements. The effective catalog may, however, be no more than four years old at the time of graduation. A student may elect to meet the requirements of any subsequent catalog published during the four year period, including the current year. This election should be made well before the student files a graduation application.
A student who has a break in enrollment in the College may be required to meet the program requirements of the catalog in use at the time of readmission due to program changes. Any previously completed course work may be subject to an evaluation of its relevancy to any revised program. If the program in which the student was previously enrolled has been discontinued, or if a public notice of program discontinuance has been given, the student cannot re-enroll in that program.
The College reserves the right to substitute courses for those no longer offered, to modify course content at any time, to approve the substitution of one course for another in any degree or certificate program, or to waive any course prerequisite or corequisite.