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Eligibility for Graduation Northwest Iowa Community College awards you a degree or diploma once you have completed a specified educational program. In addition to the knowledge attained from specific program courses, you will complete general education requirements. General education courses will assist you to better understand human relations, social, and environmental issues, and to become more competent in communications and mathematics. Additionally, you will acquire knowledge relative to our society/culture and develop the awareness that your full potential is achieved through a lifetime of learning. Associate of Arts In order to obtain an Associate of Arts degree, you must meet the following requirements: 1. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. 2. Successfully complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. 3. Successfully complete a minimum of 45 semester credits of general education which includes the following disciplines: Communications 9 semester credits Math/Science 9 semester credits Science course with lab required. (A minimum of one course in each discipline of math and science) Social Sciences 9 semester credits Humanities 9 semester credits Additional credits from above disciplines OR Computer Literacy (CSC110-A and/or CSC115-A) 9 semester credits General education credit must be selected from courses ending in an “A” suffix. 4. Successfully complete a minimum of 15 semester credits from any additional area or from a pre-professional focus area. 5. SDV108-A 1 semester credit All degree seeking AA students must complete “The College Experience” course. * Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 semester credits through NCC. Associate of Science In order to obtain an Associate of Science degree, you must meet the following requirements: 1. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. 2. Successfully complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. 3. Successfully complete a minimum of 40 semester credits of general education that includes the following disciplines: Communications 8 semester hours Humanities and Social Science 8 semester hours Mathematics and Science 20 semester hours (at least one course in each) Distributed Requirement 4 semester hours taken from among the above divisions 4. The remaining 20 semester hours will be accepted from arts and science electives designed and acceptable for transfer. 5. Successfully complete all courses required for a major. 6. SDV108-A 1 semester credit All degree seeking AS students must complete “The College Experience” course. * Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 semester credits through NCC. College Information Associate of Applied Science In order to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree, you must meet the following requirements: 1. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. 2. Successfully complete all required technical courses. 3. Successfully complete a minimum of 12 semester credits of general education which shall include the following disciplines: Communications 3 semester credits Math 3 semester credits Humanities/Social Sciences 3 semester credits General Education 3 semester credits Courses must be selected from Communications, Math, Science, Humanities, Social Sciences and Computer Literacy. * Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 semester credits through NCC. Associate of General Studies Purpose: The AGS degree is designed for those students who have chosen to follow an individualized course of study, in close consultation with an academic advisor, which is not specifically designed to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. The AGS degree provides an attainable associate degree for those who have completed a career program of less than two years duration, for those whose educational goals have changed in the middle of a different degree program, or for those whose personal or career goals do not require the AA, AS, or AAS degree. Requirements: 1. Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit, of which at least the last 20 semester hours shall be taken at NCC, of which no more than 6 may be taken as independent study, all distributed as follows: • “The College Experience” (SDV 108, 1 credit). • Communications (at least 9 credits). • Social Sciences (at least 9 credits). • Science and Mathematics (at least 9 credits). • Humanities (at least 9 credits). • Electives (at least 23 credits). 2. Attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Diploma In order to obtain a Diploma, you must meet the following requirements: 1. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. 2. Successfully complete all required technical courses. 3. Successfully complete a minimum of 6 semester credits which shall include the following disciplines: Communications 3 semester credits Math 3 semester credits * Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 semester credits through NCC. Graduate Prep You are requested to attend a graduate prep session during the last semester or term of your attendance. This interview will cover graduation, placement, and financial aid procedures which apply to your responsibilities for graduation. Application for Graduation If you are eligible for graduation, you must complete an “Application for Graduation” form by the fifteenth day of classes during your last term. The information that is gathered will be used for your graduation program and diploma/degree certificates. 31


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