Dec 05, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog

General Education Course List


This approved course list may change for the following college year

Code:

AAS- Associate of Applied Science

AAA-Associate of Applied Art

D- Diploma

Graduation Requirements:

Successfully complete program requirements with a 2.0 GPA (at least 15 semester hours taken at Iowa Central for AAS and AAA), and pay non-refundable $25 graduation fee.

Successfully complete program requirements (at least 9 semester hours taken at Iowa Central for Diploma), and pay non-refundable $25 graduation fee.

Transfer Students:

Are your transfers courses on the Iowa Central transcript? If not, see Student Records.

Award types and Requirements

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree:

Awarded upon the completion of a state-approved CTE program intended to prepare students for entry level technical occupations. It shall consist of between 60 and 86 semester credit hours. Of those, a minimum of 12 semester credit hours must be general education to include at least one course from each of the following areas: communications, social science or humanities, and science or mathematics. The technical core components shall constitute at least 50% of the program's credits.

Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) Degree:

Awarded upon the completion of a state-approved CTE program intended to provide students with skills for employment in a specific field such as art, humanities, or graphic design. This degree consists of between 60 and 86 semester credit hours. Of those, a minimum of 12 semester credit hours must be general education to include at least one course from each of the following areas: communications, social science or humanities, and science or mathematics. The technical core components shall constitute at least 50% of the program's credits.

Diploma:

Awarded upon the completion of a state approved CTE program that is a coherent sequence of course consisting of 15 to 48 semester credits hours, including at least three semester credit hours of general education from any of the following areas: communications, social science or humanities, science or mathematics. A diploma may be a component (option) of, and apply toward, subsequent completion of an AAS or AAA degree.

Source: Iowa Department of Education Program Approval Guidelines. Issued May 2014

https://www.educateiowa.gov/documents/program-approval/2014/07/program-approval-guidelines-iowa-community-colleges

Mathematics/Science (AAS,AAA,D)


Social Science/Humanities (AAS,AAA,D)


Humanities:


Other (AAS,AAA)