Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements

The Associate in Applied Science programs are intended to prepare people for employment and thus a majority of the coursework involved may be directly related to occupational skills (Board of Regents of Higher Education Final Report: The Undergraduate Experience, 1989, page 17) 

Students who matriculated at Cape Cod Community College prior to Fall 2010 will follow the requirements in the catalog under which they originally matriculated. (Refer to the College catalog archives.)

For the Associate in Applied Science degree, the student must:

  1. Have a minimum cumulative average of 2.0,
  2. Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 60 credit hours, at least 24 of which must be earned from Cape Cod Community College, excluding developmental education courses,
  3. Select 20 general education credits as follows:
 ENL101 English Composition I3 credits 
 Humanities & Fine Arts3 credits 
 Behavioral & Social Sciences3 credits 
 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (or)
 Natural or Physical Science
3/4 credits 
 General Education Elective7/8 credits 
 Total credits20 credits 
  1. Complete the professional education credits required by a particular program as outlined in the program. (Refer to the Associate in Applied Science programs.)

Refer to the list of General Education Courses - courses that satisfy General Education requirements.

Each Associate in Applied Science program has specific course requirements.

To graduate with an Associate in Applied Science degree, a student must follow the curriculum as it appears on the program. To graduate, all of the courses must be taken although not necessarily in the order listed. Many of these courses have prerequisites, and some courses are not offered each semester.

Your academic advisor can assist in the scheduling of your classes. If you do not have an academic advisor, please contact the Director of Advising and Counseling Services.

Students who are interested in continuing their education at the baccalaureate level can refer to the list of articulations and are encouraged to speak to their advisor, the CCCC transfer advisor, the receiving institution's office of admissions, and/or relevant college catalogs or web sites.

Students must apply for graduation at the beginning of their final semester at CCCC. See your academic advisor to complete the form.

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