Degrees and Certificates We Offer

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Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

The Associate of Arts Degree requires the successful completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours and is designed to transfer to a four-year institution. You must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of General Education coursework (30 credit hours of GEM credits and 6 credit hours of institutionally designated credits). A full-time student who enrolls in an average of 16 credit hours each semester can typically complete this degree in two years.

Associate of Science (AS) Degree

The Associate of Science Degree requires the successful completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours in a course of study which includes 25 credits of designated STEM coursework. The degree is designed to transfer to a four-year institution. You must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of General Education coursework (30 credit hours of GEM credits and 6 credit hours of institutionally designated credits). A full-time student who enrolls in an average of 15 credit hours each semester can typically complete this degree in two years.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires the successful completion of Career and Technical Education and General Education coursework. The AAS degree requires students to complete at least 60 credit hours, which includes a minimum of 15 General Education credits, and represents mastery of a defined set of competencies. This degree is designed primarily for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation. You can earn the degree in two years if you complete the required coursework each semester for the AAS degree of your choice.

Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)

The Advanced Technical Certificate requires the successful completion of both General Education coursework and Career and Technical Education coursework. The ATC places a heavy emphasis on Career and Technical Education coursework; with at least 43 credit hours needed in your major area and represents mastery of a defined set of competencies. You are also required to complete 9 credit hours in General Education for a minimum total of 52 credit hours. This certificate is designed primarily for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation. The ATC can be finished in approximately 16 months if you complete the required coursework each semester for the ATC of your choice.

Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC)

The Intermediate Technical Certificate requires the successful completion of both General Education coursework and Career and Technical Education coursework. The ITC emphasis is primarily on Career and Technical Education coursework; with at least 21 credit hours needed in your major area and represents mastery of a defined set of competencies. You are also required to complete 9 credit hours in General Education for a minimum total of 30 credit hours. This certificate is designed primarily for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation. The ITC can be finished in approximately one year if you complete the required coursework each semester for the ITC of your choice.

Basic Technical Certificate (BTC)

The Basic Technical Certificate requires the successful completion at least 8 credit hours of Career and Technical Education coursework and represents mastery of a defined set of competencies. This certificate is designed primarily for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation. The BTC can be finished in approximately one year if you complete the required coursework each semester for the BTC of your choice.

Academic Certificate (AC)

The Academic Certificate requires the successful completion a coherent program of study consisting of at least 7 credit hours and represents a meaningful body of knowledge that does not lead to a degree. The completion time frame for an AC varies based upon the student’s chosen program.

Certificate (non-credit)

All of the Certificate (non-credit) courses are offered through Business Partnerships/Workforce Development, which offers a wide selection of short-term certificate classes and fast track career training programs. Courses are available to anyone 16 and older, and out of high school – regardless of previous educational experience.

Online

There are several Business Partnerships/Workforce Development courses offered entirely online that allow you to complete certificate training at your own convenience. CWI also currently offers a number of General Education programs that can be completed at least 50 percent online. Please consult the current course schedule for online offerings in any semester.