Section B: Degree & Certificate Requirements

Career and Technical Degrees and Certificates Distribution Lists

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Associate in Applied Technology (AAT)
Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Certificate of Completion


Degree & Certificate Intent

The career and technical education degrees and certificates are designed for students interested in gaining specific technical career skills. Students focus on completing program-specific coursework, balanced by minimal general education courses. Although the Associate in Applied Science and the Associate in Applied Technology degree programs are not designed to guarantee transfer to a senior institution, some institutions may accept technical coursework for students in certain areas of study. Students should contact an advisor and/or the senior institution for additional information.

General Requirements

Complete a minimum number of credits in specified curriculum:

Meet academic residency requirements as follows:

General Credit Restrictions

Physical Education Activity: Three (3) credits maximum in PE activity can apply toward the degree.

Other Applicable Credit Options:

Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate: Sixty (60) credits combined maximum in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB).

Pass/Fail Grading Option: Sixty (60) credits maximum in courses with Pass/Fail grading option. For AAS degrees in nursing, the thirty-credit maximum is waived due to clinical requirements.

General Information

For Associate in Applied Science degrees, General Education courses are restricted to two (2) distribution areas in the general education area of the degree.

Credit by Challenge coursework will meet academic residency requirements.

General Education Requirements

Note: Some specific requirements of a program may also meet the General Education requirements.

Communication Skills [C]:

**Communication Studies courses cannot be counted toward the first three (3) credits of Communication Skills [C]

Department

AAS – 6 credits minimum

AAT – 5 credits minimum

CP – 3 credits minimum

Business

BUS 211

 

BUS 211

Business Technology

BTEC 107

BTEC 107

BTEC 106, 107

Communication Studies**

CMST& 210**, 220**, 230**

 

 

English

ENGL 098, 108, 109, 110, 212

ENGL& 101, 102, 235

ENGL 212

ENGL& 101, 235

ENGL 097, 098, 103, 212

ENGL& 101, 102, 235

Management

MGMT 107

 

 MGMT 107

Professional Technical Writing

PTWR 135

PTWR 135

PTWR 135

Note: Pharmacy Technician students may meet the Communication Skills requirement by achieving one of the following:

  1. Completion of ENGL 098 and a score of 74 on Reading Skills.
  2. COMPASS test score of 78 on Writing skills AND completion of READ 087.
  3. COMPASS test score of 78 on Writing skills AND a score of 74 on Reading skills.

Health & Physical Education [HE, HPE, PE, PEDNC, PEMAR, PESPC] – 3 credits

Complete three (3) credits from either Option One or Option Two:

Option One: Complete two (2) credits of Health from the list below AND one (1) credit of any college-level PE activity course:

Option Two: Complete three (3) credits from one (1) of the courses listed below:

Computational Skills [CP]:

Department

AAS – 3 credits minimum

AAT – 5 credits minimum

CP – 3 credits minimum

Business

BUS 102

BUS 102

BUS 102

Business Technology Medical Office

BMED 103

BMED 103, 105

BMED 103

Chemistry

 

 

CHEM 095

Computer Science

CS& 131, 141

 

CS& 141

Computer Science & Engineering

CSE 121, 222, 223, 224

 

CSE 121, 222, 223, 224

Computer Technology

CTEC 121

CTEC 121

CTEC 121

Environmental Science

 

 

ENVS 135

Mathematics

All MATH/MATH& courses numbered 030 or higher EXCEPT MATH 096

MATH 103, 105, 111

 

MATH& 107

 

Or any MATH/MATH& course for which these courses are a prerequisite

All MATH/MATH& courses numbered 030 or higher EXCEPT MATH 096

Pharmacy Technician

 

 

PHAR 110

Professional Technical Computer Skills

PTCS 110

PTCS 110

PTCS 110

A placement test score qualifying the student for entry into MATH 090 will satisfy this requirement for certain designated programs.

Human Relations [HR]:

Department

AAS – 3 credits minimum

AAT – 5 credits minimum

CP – 3 credits minimum

Addiction Counseling

ACED 101, 201

ACED 101, 201

ACED 101, 201

Business Technology

BTEC 148

BTEC 148

BTEC 148

Business Medical

BMED 166, 225, 226

BMED 166, 225, 226

BMED 166, 225, 226

Business

BUS& 101

BUS& 101

BUS& 101

Communication

CMST& 210

CMST 230

CMST& 210

CMST 230

CMST& 210

CMST 230

College

COLL 101

COLL 101

COLL 101

Education

EDUC& 150

EDUC& 150

EDUC& 150 (ECE Only)

Human Development

HDEV 103, 105, 123, 155, 175, 186, 195, 198, 200

HDEV 103, 105, 123, 155, 175, 186, 195, 198, 200

HDEV 103, 105, 123, 155, 175, 186, 195, 198, 200

Management

MGMT 101, 106, 110, 112, 120, 122, 125, 128, 132

MGMT 101, 106, 110, 112, 120, 122, 125, 128, 132

MGMT 101, 106, 110, 112, 120, 122, 125, 128, 132

Psychology

PSYC& 100, 200

PSYC 203

PSYC& 100, 200

PSYC 203

PSYC& 100, 200

PSYC 203

Sociology

SOC& 101, 201

SOC 121, 131, 220  

SOC& 101, 201

SOC 121, 131, 220

SOC& 101, 201

SOC 121, 131, 220

Women’s Studies

WS 101

WS 101

WS 101

Humanities [HA, HB] – 3 credits for AAS only

Department

                           HA

                         HB

Art

ART 131, 151, 172, 220, 221, 222, 223, 225, 226, 250

ART 103, 104, 105, 110, 115, 116, 117, 118, 140, 141, 142, 145, 146, 173, 174, 180, 181, 182, 189, 190, 191, 203, 204, 208, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 270, 271, 273, 274, 278, 290, 295, 296, 297

Communication Studies

CMST& 102, 210, 220, 230

CMST 216, 240

 

Drama

DRMA& 101

DRMA& 140

DRMA 141, 142, 150, 152, 171, 172, 173, 240, 250, 271, 272, 273

 English

ENGL 130, 131, 132, 133, 140, 143, 145, 150, 152, 156, 252, 254, 260, 261, 262, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 272

ENGL 121, 125, 126, 127, 275, 276, 277, 290

Journalism

JOUR 101, 111

 

Music

MUSC& 104, 128, 141, 142, 143, 231, 232, 233

MUSC 100, 116, 117, 118, 125, 127, 135

MUSC& 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223

MUSC 101, 106, 110, 115, 121, 122, 123, 137, 138, 139, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 193, 195, 196, 197, 201, 202, 210, 221, 222, 223, 239, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 290, 295, 296, 297

All MUSCA courses

Philosophy

PHIL& 101, 120

PHIL 215, 216, 217, 240, 251

 

World Languages

121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223 in ASL, JAPN, SPAN; ASL 125

 

Women’s Studies

WS 101, 201, 210

 

Social Sciences [SS] – 3 credits for AAS only

Department

 

Addiction Counseling

101

Anthropology

ANTH& 204, 206, 215

Criminal Justice

CJ& 101, 105

Communication Studies

CMST& 230

Geography

GEOG& 100, 102, 200, 205, 207

History 

HIST& 126, 127, 128, 146, 147, 148, 215

HIST 231, 251, 252

Human Services Substance Abuse

HSSA& 101

Political Science

POLS& 203

POLS 111, 131, 141, 151, 152, 153, 231

Psychology

PSYC& 100, 200

PSYC 203

Sociology

SOC& 101, 220

SOC 121, 131, 201

Women’s Studies

WS 101, 201, 210, 220, 225

 

Natural Sciences [NS] – 3 credits for AAS only

Department

 

Anthropology

ANTH& 215L, 245

Astronomy

ASTR& 101L

Biology

BIOL& 100L, 160L, 221L, 222L, 223L, 241L, 242L, 251L, 252L, 253L, 260L

BIOL 101L, 105L, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 145, 146, 150L, 164, 165L, 167, 168L, 180, 208L, 224L

Chemistry

CHEM& 110L, 121L, 131L, 141, 142, 143, 151L, 152L, 153L, 241, 242, 243, 251L, 252L, 253L

Environmental Science

ENVS 109L, 211L, 218L

Geology

GEOL& 101L, 103L

GEOL 102L, 218

Meteorology

METR 101L

Nutrition

NUTR 103

Oceanography

OCEA& 101

Physical Science

PHSC 101L, 102L, 104L, 106, 110L

Physics

PHYS& 100, 101L, 124L, 125L, 126L, 134, 135, 136, 231L, 232L, 233L, 241, 242, 243

Certificate of Achievement (CA)

The Certificate of Achievement is designed for students who wish to receive specialized occupational training for a specialized career objective requiring less than forty-five (45) credits, but more than twenty (20) credits. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better. Students are required to complete a minimum of ten (10) credits at Clark College to meet the Academic Residency requirement.

Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses, requiring twenty (20) or less credits. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. These certificates are not awarded a standard Clark College diploma.

Application of Credit

Credits earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Tech Prep/Direct Credit, CLEP, cooperative work experience, military experience, special projects, and course challenge must fall within the following guidelines when awarded:

  1. Credits may be awarded only if the learning experiences fall within the outcomes of the regular curriculum of the college.
  2. Academic transcripts will indicate other credits awarded.
  3. Credits cannot duplicate credits already awarded.
  4. Students should read the degree requirements section of this catalog for information about applying other credit options toward a degree.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Applied Technology (AAT):

Certificate of Proficiency (CP), Certificate of Achievement (CA):