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Earn A Degree Or Certificate - Requirements


For detailed information about the requirements for earning an Associate Degree, please consult the current WVC Catalog and contact Academic Counseling.

 

To earn an Associate Degree, students must complete a minimum of 60 transfer units with a 2.0 grade average or better. A minimum of 12 units must be earned at WVC, and a maximum of 20 “Pass” units may be applied toward completion of the Associate Degree. For courses in the major, a “C” or better is required. Proficiency in reading and writing is required for graduation. General education and proficiency requirements are listed below.

Requirements for Completing Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees

 

  1. Language and Rationality: 6 units minimum: 3 units in Eng 1A, and 3 units in communication and analytical thinking. The following classes are available via eLearning to help satisfy requirements in Language and Rationality: English 1A Composition, English 1B Composition, English 1C Critical Thinking, Mathematics 106R, Philosophy 3, Philosophy 17.

  2. Natural Sciences: 3 units minimum, must include inquiry into physical universe and its life forms. The following classes are available via eLearning to help satisfy the Natural Science requirement:? Astronomy 11 (telecourse)?, Biology 24, Geography 1, Geology 1A (telecourse)?, Nutritional Science 15, Nutritional Science 15 (telecourse)?, Oceanography 1 (telecourse).

  3. Humanities: 3 units minimum. The following classes are available via eLearning to help satisfy the Humanities requirement:? Art 1A, Art 1B, Art 4, Art 12A, Art 12B, English 70A, English 70B, French 1A, French 1B, French 50A (telecourse), French 50B (telecourse)?, French 51A (telecourse)?, French 51B (telecourse), Music 2, Music 5, Music 10 (telecourse)?, Music 54, Music 55, Philosophy 1, Philosophy 3, Spanish 50A (telecourse), Spanish 50B (telecourse), Spanish 51A (telecourse)?, Spanish 51B (telecourse)?, Theatre Arts 6A, Theatre Arts 6B, Theatre Arts 14A, Theatre Arts 14C, Theatre Arts 15, Theatre Arts 19A, Theatre Arts 30.

  4. Social Science

    • Series 1: Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 units minimum dealing with human, social, psychological, political, and economic institutions and behavior and their historical backgrounds. The following classes are available via eLearning to help satisfy the Social Science Series 1 requirement:? Administration of Justice 1, Anthropology 3, Economics 1A, Economics 1B, Geography 2, Political Science 1, Psychology 1, Sociology 1 (telecourse).

    • Series 2: American History and institutions, 3 units minimum or complete the American History and Institutions requirement for the California State University. The following classes are available via eLearning to help satisfy the Social Science Series 2 requirement:? History 17B, Political Science 1.

  5. Lifelong Understanding and Development

    • Option 1: 3 units from Area A, B, C or D, which are not part of the student's major.

    • Option 2: 3 units from these courses: BUS 061; CA 017; CHS 053?Comm 004, 008, 017, 025?Couns 005, 012, 012A, 012B, 012C, 024, 025?FD 027; H. ED 008, 010, 012; Lead 020A, 020B, 030A?LS 001; Libr 004?PE. TH 042?Psych 012, 025, 030. The following classe are available via eLearning to help satisfy the Lifelong Understanding and Development requirement:? Counseling 5, Counseling 12, Health Education 8, Health Education 12.

  6. Cultural Diversity: 3 units required to prepare students to work effectively and live harmoniously in a pluralistic society, acknowledge the experience, scholarship and accomplishments of the many cultures in our society, promote and foster a sense of inquiry about cultural diversity, and meet the needs of the culturally diverse student population. A course used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill another associate degree general education requirement. (Double counting is not permitted.) The following classes are available via eLearning to help satisfy the Cultural Diversity requirement:? Communication Studies 12, Counseling 50, PE. TH 51, Psychology 9.

  7. Physical Education Activity: 1 unit required. The following class is available via eLearning to help satisfy the Physical Education Activity requirement:? P.E. 4.12 (telecourse).

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