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The Associate of Arts (AA), the Associate of Science (AS), the Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degrees are offered at Cloud County Community College. Sixty-two semester hours of above 100 level courses and 124 grade points are minimum requirements for each degree. Some career programs may require additional hours. In order to graduate, students are normally expected to complete the graduation requirements listed in the catalog that was in effect at the time they first enrolled. However, if a student sits out two consecutive semesters, the student will be readmitted under the graduation requirements in the current catalog.



The AA and the AS degrees are transfer degrees equivalent to the first two years at a four-year college or university. General education requirements and elective courses used toward these degrees are expected to apply toward a Bachelor’s degree.

General Education Requirements for the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science Degrees

Associate of Arts
62 credit hours including the following General Education minimum requirements:

9 credit hours Communications General Education Courses
6 hours in Written Communications
3 hours in Oral Communications
3 credit hours Mathematics General Education Courses
9 credit hours Humanities General Education Courses
From three areas
6 credit hours Social Sciences General Education Courses
From two areas
4 credit hours Natural Science General Education Course
Either Biological or Physical Science Lab Course

MINIMUM TOTAL    31 credit hours

Associate of Science
62 credit hours, including the following General Education requirements
9 credit hours Communications General Education Courses
6 hours in Written Communications
3 hours in Oral Communications
3 credit hours Mathematics General Education Courses
6 credit hours Humanities General Education Courses
From two areas
6 credit hours Social Sciences General Education Courses
From two areas
8 credit hours Natural Science General Education Courses
Both Biological and Physical Science Lab Courses

MINIMUM TOTAL    32 credit hours


The AAS is awarded to those students who successfully complete a specific career program. The AGS is awarded to those who desire to explore a variety of academic disciplines. The AAS or AGS degrees may transfer only to specific degree programs at selected colleges or universities. Generally, these degrees will only apply toward bachelor’s degrees for which the purposes are technology occupations. Students should seek degree program evaluation, analysis and advice from the institution to which they plan to enroll.

General Education Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree  (This degree is not designed for transfer but may transfer only to specific degree programs at selected colleges or universities)

Sixty-two (62) hours is the minimum requirement to be distributed as follows:

General Education Requirements:
CM101 English Composition I  or  CM120  Survey of
       Technical Writing    3 credit hours
CM115  Public Speaking    3 credit hours
MA105 Survey of Math, MA110 Intermediate Algebra,
       or MA111  College Algebra    3 credit hours
Science General Education Course    3-4 credit hours
Humanities General Education Course    3 credit hours
Social Science General Education Course    3 credit hours

Specialized and Related Competencies - Minimum of 44 credit hours from those listed below, to be determined by the department using the requirements of the occupation(s):
    -Technical Knowledge
    -Technical Skills
    -Communication
    -Science
    -Mathematics
    -Interpersonal Skills (employability skills)
    -Courses from other technical disciplines

General Education Requirements for the Associate of General Studies Degree

62 credit hours including the following General Education minimum requirements:

6 credit hours Communications General Education Courses
3 hours in Written Communications
3 hours in Oral Communications
3 credit hours Mathematics General Education Courses
6 credit hours Humanities General Education Courses
From two areas
6 credit hours Social Sciences General Education Courses
From two areas
3 credit hours Natural Science General Education Course
Either Biological or Physical Science Course

MINUMUM TOTAL    24 credit hours


The awarding of an Associate of General Studies requires a student to complete a minimum of 37 elective credit hours (liberal arts or technical) in addition to the 24 hours of General Education listed above.
In accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents (Chapter III, Section 8, Subsection b[ii], Item d[ii])that states the Associate of General Studies (AGS) is defined as a degree in which “not less than 24 semester credit hours in general studies and not less than 36 semester credit hours in a program of college-level work are required”.  It is the position of CCCC that a “program of college-level work” can consist of academic or technical course work at or above the 100-level.  As a result of this definition, this will allow CCCC to include certificates and course electives up to 38 semester credit hours such as, but not limited to: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Business, Criminal Justice, Wind Energy, and Agri-Biotechnology. It is also the belief of CCCC that the inclusion of certificates and technical courses as electives (for the Associate of General Studies Degree) would better serve our students’ employment needs.  The adoption of technical courses as part of the “program of college-level work” as “elective credit” within an AGS degree is a familiar practice within the Kansas community college system.