Nontraditional Degree Programs
Mountwest Community and Technical College offers several degree options for students earning college credits from nontraditional sources. There are several staff members that help guide students through the process of articulating credits from nontraditional sources and providing guidance to students desiring to earn a degree.
- Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science - is a state model 60 credit hour degree for adult learners who have earned college credits from multiple sources. This degree is designed to assist adult learners in using college credits earned from multiple sources in earning a degree. Adults can use transfer, experiential learning, testing, industry certifications and job training experience credits in earning this degree. This degree uses an interdisciplinary studies approach that allows adult learners to develop a tailored educational program that enhances current and future job skills. This degree seamlessly transfers into several baccalaureate programs of study.
- Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Development - is a state model 60 credit hour degree that uses college credits earned by individuals who have successfully completed a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. To earn this degree students will have provide a copy of the U.S. DOL Apprenticeship certificate and a letter verifying completion of supervised on-the-job training. Students who have completed a U.S. DOL apprenticeship program have completed 2/3 of the academic requirements to earn this degree.
- Military Programs - Mountwest Community and Technical College is a veteran friendly institution. The college has staff dedicated to helping veterans and currently serving members to apply the college credits they have earned from military training and experience as well as transfer credits towards earning a degree.
Veterans may be able to apply credits earned from military service towards the traditional degrees that the college offers as well as the following nontraditional degree programs: Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies and in the near future the Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Development.
Our dedicated staff also works with veterans to use their educational benefits. For more information contact: