Mountain Gateway Community College offers the following degrees or certificates for students who successfully complete approved programs at the College.
Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S): awarded to students majoring in one of the transfer curricula (Business Administration, Education, General Studies and Science) who plan on transferring to a four-year college or university after completing their respective program.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS): awarded to students majoring in one of the occupational-technical curricula who may either plan to obtain employment immediately upon graduation from MGCC or transfer to an appropriate bachelor’s degree program.
Certificates: awarded to students who complete an approved curriculum with a minimum of 30 semester hours.
Career Studies Certificates: awarded to students completing approved curricula with nine to 29 semester hours.
Associate Degree Requirements
To be awarded an associate degree from the College, a student must have:
- Completed the required semester hours in the degree program, of which 25 percent (excluding those received through advanced placement or credit by exam) must be acquired at MGCC.
- Fulfilled all of the course requirements of the particular curriculum as outlined in the College catalog.
- Been recommended for graduation by the appropriate instructional authority in the curriculum.
- Completed the general education requirements (course work in English, Health, Mathematics/Science, College Success Skills, Physical Education, Humanities and Social Science) for an associate degree.
- Earned a grade point average of at least 2.0 on all studies which are applicable toward graduation in the particular curriculum.
- Filed an Application for Graduation in Student Services before December 1.
- Resolved all financial obligations to the College and returned all materials, including library books.
- Completed all required assessments and surveys including a test of competency in general education.
MGCC offers several certificate programs, which are described by category in this catalog. To be awarded a certificate, the student must have completed all academic requirements for the particular certificate and also have completed numbers five through eight above.
Continuing Education Units
CEUs can be granted for participation in the continuing education experiences provided by the College and do not carry regular academic credit. Further information concerning CEUs may be obtained from the Workforce Solutions and Community Education Division.