AP 4100 Graduation Requirements for Degrees and Certificates - Administrative Procedures, Chapter 4 Academic Affairs

  • Reference: Title 5 Sections 55060 et seq.

The requirements for the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees follow the stipulations of Title 5 that a student must demonstrate competence in reading, in written expression, and in mathematics and satisfactorily complete at least 60 semester units of college work. These units must include at least 18 semester units in general education and at least 18 semester units in a major. The work must include at least 12 semester units of study in residence; exceptions to the residence requirement can be made by the Board when an injustice or undue hardship would result.

The specific requirements for the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees are contained in Ohlone College AP4025: Philosophy and Criteria for Associate Degree and General Education. Also, general education and degree requirements are published in the college catalog and are filed with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

For a Certificate of Achievement, a student must successfully complete a course of study or curriculum that consists of 18 or more semester unitsof degree-applicable credit coursework. The Certificates of Achievement are designed to demonstrate that the student has completed coursework and developed capabilities relating to career or general education.

Content and assessment standards for certificates ensure that certificate programs are consistent with the mission of Ohlone College, meet a demonstrated need, are feasible, and adhere to guidelines on academic achievement.

Adopted: June 2012