Board of Governors

Program Description:

The Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science Degree is designed to assist adult learners to meet occupational goals, employment requirements, establish professional credentials, or achieve personal goals. This degree provides Mountwest Community & Technical College a mechanism to deliver educational programs to nontraditional students desiring to complete their post-secondary education.

This program is available to nontraditional students who have graduated from high school two or more years prior to enrollment. For those students who earned their GED certificate, program application must be at least two years from the date their class would have graduated from high school.
This degree requires participants to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution of higher education of which three (3) credits hours must be earned at Mountwest Community & Technical College with a letter grade of “C” or higher.
Those students desiring to develop specific job skills may opt to earn their degree in an ‘Area of Emphasis.’ To be eligible for an ‘Area of Emphasis’ students must complete 15 credit hours of work in an approved occupational concentration, including Allied Health, Business, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Maintenance Technology, and Transportation. For more information on available ‘Area of Emphasis’ for this degree, contact the program coordinator at (304) 710-3414.

Students must meet all admission and performance standards. Credits earned through portfolios, military credits, challenge exams, special assessment of licensure/certifications, formal training programs; and CLEP and DSST exams will be placed on the transcript the semester that the credits are evaluated and awarded. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or above to graduate.
The student who graduates with the Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science will possess:
• Ability to work collaboratively in groups
• Computer software skills
• Communication skills
• Critical thinking skill;
• Job skills in an optional area of emphasis

The Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science will seamlessly articulate with the West Virginia Board of Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree and the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.

REQUIRED COURSES1,2 for the Academic Year 2014-2015

COMPONENT I: General Education Courses Hours
Communication 3
Communication 3
Mathematics or Science 3
Mathematics or Science 3
Computer Literacy (EDGE) 3
Social Science, Psychology or Humanities 3
Social Science, Psychology or Humanities 3
   
COMPONENT II: General Electives  
This component may consist of credit hours from the following options:  Area of Emphasis; portfolio courses (TS 101) credits, CLEP and DSST exams, Military Credits, challenge exams, special assessment of licensure/certification/formal training programs, transfer and residential course work, and capstone course. 39

1  Graduation requires a minimum institutional cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
2  At least twelve credits completed at a regionally accredited institution(s).  At least three credit hours must be completed at Mountwest Community & Technical College to establish an institutional GPA and academic history.

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