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Associate in Applied Science, General Education Requirements

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The Associate in Applied Science Degree prepares students for entry into a career. The coursework is relevant to the real world, promoting employability traits that range from job-related technical skills to workplace ethics and soft skills. The program of study consists primarily of career technical education classes, but may also include transfer classes.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded upon the attainment of predetermined and specified performance requirements and satisfactory completion of a planned program of a minimum 64 college credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or overall “C.” To be eligible for graduation, students must have completed at least fifteen (15) credit hours from Barton Community College (Barton). Students who remain continuously enrolled from time of entry to application for graduation will be held to the catalog requirements in effect when they declare their program of study, unless a later catalog is adopted. “Continuous enrollment” refers to annual Fall and Spring semester enrollment (or equivalent) in a minimum of at least one credit bearing course per semester. Should a student’s enrollment be interrupted, they will be held to the guidelines and requirements of the catalog of record at the time of program re-entry.

This guideline does not apply to students with documented leave of absence justification or members of the military involved in deployment operations. Changes to prerequisites and/or curriculum which occur for purposes beyond graduation – e.g. regulatory and legislative updates, third party accreditation or other certification bodies requirements, increased skill demand from industry, employment or transfer requirement changes, or recommended and/or mandated changes from the Kansas Board of Regents or other such entities are not subject to these catalog requirements.

Prior coursework may be evaluated to determine currency of content before including the credit hours toward a certificate or degree. Developmental courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Students pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree must complete a minimum of 15 credits of general education coursework in a minimum of three areas (listed below), unless specific general education courses are required by the student's program of study.

English Discipline Area
Communications Discipline Area
Mathematics and Statistics Discipline Area
Natural and Physical Sciences Discipline Area
Social and Behavioral Sciences Discipline Area
Arts and Humanities Discipline Area
Technology, Performance and Personal Well-Being Discipline Area

In addition to the general education requirements, you must complete the remaining course hour requirements as designated in your particular program of study.