Apr 15, 2021
Programs offering an A.A.S. Degree are designed to enable graduates to enter occupations with a marketable skill, a high level of competency, and the ability to communicate effectively. Highly specialized courses combined with general education courses enable you to become employed in satisfying career fields.
General Education Requirements: 18 Credit Hours
Communications (6 Credit Hours)
Two courses are required. Unless specific general education communications courses are listed in your specific program, the following courses are acceptable to satisfy this requirement:
Mathematics and/or Physical & Life Sciences (6 Credit Hours)
Two courses are required. Unless specific general education mathematics and/or physical/life sciences courses are listed in your specific program, the following courses are acceptable to satisfy this requirement:
- any mathematics (MATH) course numbered 112 or above
- any physical/life science course (BIOL, CHEM, PHSC, PHYS)
Note: When using MATH 112 to meet the Mathematics/Physical/Life Science elective requirement, a student must earn a grade of C or better.
Humanities & Fine Arts (3 Credit Hours)
One course is required. Unless specific general education humanities/fine arts courses are listed in your specific program, the following courses are acceptable to satisfy this requirement:
Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 Credit Hours)
One course is required. Unless specific general education social/behavioral science courses are listed in your specific program, the following courses are acceptable to satisfy this requirement:
Major Field and Elective Course Requirements
See courses listed in your specific program.
Students must complete 15 semester credit hours of the degree at Lewis and Clark Community College. All 15 credit hours must be core program courses, not general education courses.
Cumulative Grade Point Average Requirement
2.00 minimum GPA at L&C
Total Credit Hours Required: Depends on the Program
Note: A.A.S. Degree programs are available in the career fields listed. Please note and use the appropriate career program code on your Registration Card. All career programs are identified as Carl Perkins programs, designed to provide some assistance and service to eligible career program students. While the Perkins program does not provide direct monetary financial aid, it may be able to loan required career specific textbooks or some supplies/materials to those who are enrolled in a career program and have the intent of entering the workplace directly following the receipt of a degree or certificate.
Notification and Conditions:
All students must be able to fulfill certain technical standards in the programs of their choice. These are the essential requirements of the particular career program that students must master to successfully participate in the programs and become employable.
- Students must possess the manual dexterity, physical stamina, and physical capacities to perform all required program-specific procedures and processes.
- Students must be able to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues in their career fields. Students will be required to read and comprehend technical material, write technical reports in a clear and concise manner, and verbally communicate effectively.
Each program applicant needs to assess his/her own ability to meet the above technical standards.
Be informed that currently ten career programs require criminal background checks and/or drug screenings for admission or participation in co-op, internship, or clinical experiences. This list of career programs is subject to change based on state and/or federal law or professional accreditation standards. Career program students should speak to their program coordinators if they have any questions about these requirements and the potential impact they may have on participating in program courses held at off-campus locations or possible employment issues upon successful completion of their programs.