NWCCD 2008-09 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
NWCCD 2008-09 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees at NWCCD are designed to prepare students for transfer to an upper division baccalaureate degree program. The general degree requirements are designed to provide the student with basic competencies in communication and computation as well as exposure to subjects outside the student’s area of concentration. Specific requirements are designed to enhance the student’s skills in analysis, quantification and synthesis.

Students who complete the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree should be accepted as junior level transfers at baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. It is the student’s responsibility to work with his/her Advisor in obtaining transfer approval of courses taken at NWCCD from the institution to which the student plans to transfer. Students should keep syllabi and course descriptions to help with the transfer process. Transferability of courses is ultimately determined by the receiving institution. Documentation and knowledge of the transfer policy of the institution to which transfer is to be made is an integral part of the transfer process. 

Credit Requirements for Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

General Institutional Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 64 credit hours at 1000 level and above.
  2. Complete a minimum of 14 credit hours of NWCCD credit.
  3. Complete a minimum of 9 of the last 15 credit hours (applied to your degree) at Sheridan College.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) or better in classes 1000 level or above.
Writing Requirement  


  Basic Writing (3)
Advanced Writing (3)
Math Requirement  


  Basic Math (3)
Math Reasoning (3)
Science Requirement  


  Choose from Life Science, Physical Science, or Earth Science
For the A.A. degree, students must take two approved courses from different categories
Humanities Requirement  


Social & Behavioral Science Requirement  


Visual & Performing Arts Requirement  


US & Wyoming Constitutions Requirement  


Global Diversity Requirement  


Communication Requirement  


Health/Wellness Requirement  


Foreign Language Requirement  


  Only necessary if pursuing an A.A. degree (must be from the same language)  
Total General Education Requirements for A.A. degree  


Total General Education Requirements for A.S. degree  


Suggested Courses Specified in Program of Study  


  Please see the program section for additional information about program options  
Minimum Degree Total Credits  


  May vary slightly based on specific program    

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

Note: Certain programs may recommend a designated course to fulfill a general requirement in order to provide the best background for success in a program.

Writing Requirement

(All writing requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better)

Math Requirement

(All math requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better)

Science Requirement

Those pursuing an A.A. degree are required to complete two approved science courses from different sciences (Earth, Physical, Life). Those pursuing an A.S. degree may complete any two approved science courses.

Foreign Language Requirement

  • Foreign Language (two courses)

Those pursuing an A.A. degree must complete eight credit hours of the same foreign language. For more information about placement and other ways to satisfy this requirement based on prior language experience, please contact the Academic Advising
Office. Those pursuing an A.S. Degree have no foreign language requirement.

Total General Requirements: 48 Cr (A.A. Degree)/40 Cr (A.S. Degree)

Suggested Courses From Program of Study: 16-24

Minimum Degree Total Credits: 64