1 Page 1 of 6 Revision Responsibility: Executive Vice President - Provost Responsible Executive Officer: President Source/Reference: TBR Policy 2:01:00:00 TBR Policy 2:01:00:03 PURPOSE To establish the minimum requirements for associate degrees and certificates awarded by Columbia State Community College. POLICY I. All associate degrees awarded by Columbia State Community College shall require 60 semester credit hours with an overall grade point average of 2.0, unless approved as an exception by the Tennessee Board of Regents. At least 25% of these must be earned in residence at Columbia State. Credit hours earned in Learning Support (remedial or developmental courses) are for institutional credit only and are not applicable to credit hours required for the degree. II. The minimum associate of science and the associate of arts degree requirements shall be distributed as indicated below: A. Communications 1 English Composition Speech 6 semester credit hours B. Humanities and/or Fine Arts 1 Literature Courses selected from fine arts/humanities 1 6 semester credit hours C. Social/Behavioral Sciences 1 6 semester credit hours D. History 6 semester credit hours History sequence selected in accordance with requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer 2. 1 Specific courses meeting this requirement are identified in the catalog. 2 Students who lack the required one unit (one year) of American History from high school as an admissions requirement must complete six (6) semester hours of American History or three (3) semester hours of American History and three (3) semester hours of Tennessee History to fulfill the history requirement in general education. Otherwise, student may choose from among the history courses approved at a particular institution to fulfill the six-semester hour requirement in history.
2 Page 2 of 6 E. Natural Sciences 1 8 semester credit hours Two courses selected from astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science F. Mathematics 1 G. Additional courses appropriate to the program 19 semester credit hours in which the student plans to major upon transfer. H. For students earning an associate of arts degree, demonstration of proficiency equivalent to one year of college-level work in the same foreign language is required. I. Courses taken as electives to address course deficiencies in high school preparation and to meet minimum university admissions requirements effective fall 1989 may be used concurrently to satisfy general education requirements specified above with the exception of foreign language. Relative to removing course deficiencies in foreign language, the following provisions apply: 1. Students who pursue programs leading to the Associate of Science degrees may apply foreign language courses taken to remove the deficiencies as electives, if appropriate, or otherwise as add-on hours. 2. Students who pursue programs leading to the Associate of Arts degree may apply foreign language courses taken to remove deficiencies toward fulfillment of degree requirements. III. The associate of applied science degree requirements include the following coursework and other requirements as indicated below: A. General education courses semester credit hours 1 (minimum of 25% up to a maximum of 50%), including the following minimum course distribution: English Composition *Humanities and/or Fine Arts course *Social/Behavioral sciences *Natural Science/Mathematics 3-4 semester credit hours *One additional course from the categories of 3-4 semester credit hours communication, humanities and/or fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, or natural sciences/mathematics 1 Specific courses meeting this requirement are identified in the catalog. * Specific courses satisfying these requirements must be the same courses that satisfy the general education requirement for the Associate (A.A./A.S.) and baccalaureate degrees.
3 Page 3 of 6 B. Technical courses semester credit hours C. Total hours for the degree must be between 60 to 74 semester credit hours. Programs that exceed 60 semester credit hours must be approved as exceptions by the Tennessee Board of Regents. D. Grade point average of at least 2.0 in program courses. IV. Guidelines for Degrees and Certificates A. Students may not earn a degree or certificate before completing all Learning Support competencies as required by their program of study. B. The College will not award the A.A. or A.S. degree to persons who already hold an A.A., A.S., A.S.T., A.F.A., baccalaureate, or higher degree. C. Students may be awarded the A.S.T. if they have been awarded an A.A. or A.S. degree previously; however, students previously awarded the A.S.T. degree are not eligible for the A.A., A.S. or A.F.A. degree. D. Students holding advanced degrees or a transfer associate s degree may be awarded the A.A.S. degree or technical certificate provided they meet the stated requirements. E. Students who have been awarded an A.A.S. degree who complete a different major which includes 16 semester hours over and above those required for the first A.A.S. degree will earn a second A.A.S. degree. F. Students completing a degree must take a general education exam as well as any other examination required by the college or the Tennessee Board of Regents. Student who fail to do so will not graduate. Students who have previously graduated from Columbia State or who have earned a bachelor s degree are exempt from the general education exam. G. Students may earn multiple technical certificates as long as 25% of the required hours were not required for previously earned certificates. H. All financial and other obligations to Columbia State must be met for diplomas and/or transcripts to be released. V. Requirements for the technical certificate of credit varies in required semester hours and can include up to one full year of study in technical specialty courses. Requirements for the technical certificate include: A. Grade point average of at least 2.0 in courses required for the certificate.
4 Page 4 of 6 B. At least 50% of the hours earned toward this certificate must be earned in residence at Columbia State. VI. Requirements for the academic certificate of credit include: A. Minimum of 12 semester credit hours to maximum of one full year of coursework B. General education courses must comprise a minimum of 25% of the program requirements. C. At least 50% of the hours earned toward this certificate must be earned in residence at Columbia State. A grade point average of at least 2.0 is required in courses required for the certificate. D. Students can only receive two academic certificates if they receive an A.A. or A.S. and an A.A.S. E. At the student s request, embedded academic certificate awards may be made upon completion of certificate requirements. F. All financial and other obligations to Columbia State must be met for Certificates and/or transcripts to be released. PROCEDURES I. Degrees and Certificates A. Students must file an Intent to Graduate form (Appendix A) or Request for Technical Certificate form (Appendix B) to be considered for certificate or degree completion. B. The records office personnel will perform an academic audit to determine if students meet the program conditions: 1. Completion of all certificate and/or degree program requirements 2. Achievement of a passing grade for all courses required by the specific program 3. Achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average and minimum Quality Points 4. Completion of the Columbia State residency requirement 5. Completion of the general education examination, as well as any other examination required by the College or the Tennessee Board of Regents. C. The records office will students communications regarding their degree completion status. D. Upon validation of certificate and/or degree completion, the records office personnel will print and release diplomas and certificates.
5 Page 5 of 6 II. Posthumous Degrees and Certificates A. Columbia State may grant degrees posthumously if it is determined that a deceased student has completed sufficient coursework to earn a degree. 1. Student must have been enrolled at the time of death (summer excluded) or their continuous enrollment must have been interrupted by an extenuating circumstance (illness, injury, deployment, etc.). 2. Student must have been in good academic and disciplinary standing B. Upon learning of the death of a Columbia State student, the associate vice president for student services and the division dean of the student s program will determine the academic and disciplinary standing of the student and will communicate this information to the executive vice president-provost. C. The executive vice president-provost will consider all information relative to each case and will submit a recommendation to the president, who will ultimately determine whether the deceased student is eligible as a candidate for a posthumous degree or certificate. D. Upon approval by the president, the family of the deceased will be notified of the approval. The degree or certificate will be conferred at the next regularly scheduled commencement exercise. E. The posthumous degree will be printed in commencement programs within the appropriate college section. If the family chooses not to participate, this award may still be read during the ceremony (unless explicitly requested otherwise by the family). F. The statement "awarded posthumously" will be printed on the student s academic record, but not on the diploma. III. Replacement Diplomas and Certificates A. Alumni may order replacement certificates and/or diplomas if the original has been lost or damaged by submitting a Request for Replacement Diploma (Appendix C) and $10.00 to business services. After the payment has been validated on the form, the form should be submitted to the records office. B. All replacement certificates and diplomas may be printed with current Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor and College president signatures. C. The replacement diploma will be mailed to the recipient.
6 Page 6 of 6 December 1988; Revised; December 11, 2000 (policy updated and new policy format); March 8, 2004 (to bring policy up-to-date with revised requirements); February 27, 2012 (changed residency requirement from 18 credit hours to 25% to be consistent with SACS, to bring policy up-to-date with revised requirements, new policy format and updated titles) September 4, 2012 (Revised Section V. B. to read appropriately); March 2, 2015 (update verbiage to match current catalog/practices, revised IV. Guidelines for Degrees and Certificates)
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