Certificates and Degrees
Glen Oaks Community College is authorized by the State of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Education to offer the following academic credentials:
An Associate Degree is an undergraduate degree certifying the successful completion of 60-65 credit hours in a defined program of study. Each Associate Degree program contains a set of required courses and a smaller set of elective courses. The Associate of Arts degree requirements are focused on the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The Associate of Science degree requirements are focused on laboratory and non-laboratory science courses. The Associate of Applied Science degree focuses on a specific set of courses that promote skill development for a chosen career path.
Requirements for graduation with an Associates Degree are:
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (C ); a higher grade point average may be required in certain programs.
- A minimum of 60 credits for an associate degree in the required areas.
- A minimum of 15 credits must be earned at Glen Oaks Community College.
Certificates are earned through the completion of 18-32 credit hours in a focused area of study. Many GOCC Certificates are embedded within degree programs. Thus, a student can ladder certificate credentials toward a full degree.
Requirements for graduation with a Certificate are:
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
- Satisfaction of the credit requirements of the certificate.
- A minimum of 18 credits must be earned at Glen Oaks Community College. The requirements for each certificate and degree program are provided in the Catalog Program section.
Any substitution of certificate/degree requirements must be approved by the Vice President of Academics.