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Non-Traditional Degrees

Board of Governors

Certificate of Applied Science • 60 Credit Hours

The Board of Governors Associate of Applied Science Degree is an interdisciplinary studies degree that assist adult learners to meet occupational goals, employment requirements, establish professional credentials, or achieve personal goals.

Supporting adult learners with occupational goals.

The Board of Governors Associate of Applied Science Degree is an interdisciplinary studies degree that assists 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 students who have graduated from high school two or more years prior to enrollment. For those students who earned their GED/TASC certificate, program application must be at least two years from the date their class would have graduated from high school.  The Board of Governors Associate degree must be earned prior to any other Associate or Bachelor degree earned by the student.

  • The Board of Governors Associate of Applied Science seamlessly articulates with the West Virginia Board of Regents Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.
  • Those students desiring to develop specific job skills may opt to earn their degree in an ‘Area of Emphasis.’

QUICK FACTS

Associates Degree

2019 Median Pay
$52,830 per year

Number of Jobs
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics designates 99 occupations as typically requiring postsecondary education such as an Associate but less than a bachelor’s degree.

Job Outlook
2018-2028 11%

Faster than average employment.

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

The student who graduates with the Board of Governors Associate of Applied Science will possess the ability to work collaboratively in groups, computer software skills, communication skills, critical thinking skills and job skills in an optional area of emphasis.

Career Outlook: higher medium annual wage with education

Occupations that typically require workers to have an associate’s degree for entry had a median annual wage of $52,830 in 2018.

 

Employment in associate’s and postsecondary nondegree-level occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the 7-percent average projected for all occupations.

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Jenna VanHoose
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