NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
  
    May 20, 2018  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science General Education Requirements


The Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees at NWCCD is primarily designed to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. The general education requirements necessitate coursework in diverse areas that enrich students’ understanding of the world, the importance of computation and critical analysis, and the value of knowledge.  Both degrees are offered for multiple areas of study and provide students an opportunity to explore deeply within a particular domain in order to attain preliminary mastery with their chosen discipline.  Students completing an AA or AS degree at NWCCD are accepted with junior-level standing as transfers at partnering baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.

Institutional Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours at 1000 level and above.
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of Sheridan College credit.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) or better in classes 1000 level or above.
 

Required

Credit Hours

COMMUNICATION - Must earn a grade of “C” or better
     Basic Writing 3
     Advanced Writing 3
MATHEMATICS - Must earn a grade of “C” or better 3
CULTURAL STUDIES 6
     Global Diversity

(must be selected
from 2
different areas)

     Humanities
     Social & Behavioral Science
     Visual & Performing Arts
     Foreign Language
SCIENCE 4
US & WY CONSTITUTIONS 3
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE OF CHOICE OUTSIDE THE PROGRAM 3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS 25
PROGRAM CREDITS 35
TOTAL CREDITS FOR AN AA OR AS DEGREE 60


The following courses will satisfy the various categories of general education requirements listed above.

Note: Some programs will require a designated course to fulfill a general requirement in order to provide the best background for success in the program.

The same course may not be used to satisfy more than one General Education requirements.

Communication - Must earn a grade of “C” or better


Mathematics - Must earn a grade of “C” or better


Students with appropriate placement or ACT scores may be placed directly into a Math Reasoning course and allowed to waive the Basic Math requirement.  Students are still required to complete the minimum number of credits required for degree completion.

Science


Cultural Studies