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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees and Certificates by Type


 

 What’s the difference?

See a brief overview  of our degrees and certificates.

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement

For those who qualify, the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) gives students priority admission and general education for most Washington state universities. Students must have the AA degree, be a Washington state resident, and meet the minimum GPA for their chosen university. Students who complete this path and are accepted at a four year university will be ready for their junior year at all public and participating private colleges.

Associate in Arts - Major Related Program

Major Related Program (MRP) pathways are transfer associate pathways outlining the appropriate courses in order for students to be well prepared to enter a major upon transfer – Major Related Program (MRP) pathways follow one of the two Washington statewide transfer agreements – the Associate of Arts DTA format or the Associate in Science (AS) format.

Associate in Arts - Articulation Agreement

Associate in General Studies

The Associate in General Studies degree grants students academic recognition for an individually designed program of course work. This course work is designed for students not planning to transfer to a four-year school.

Associate in Science -Transfer

Associate in Science-Transfer degrees are designed to prepare science and engineering majors for transfer to a four-year school with standing as a junior. All of our Associate in Science-Transfer degrees adhere to guidelines developed under the guidance of the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. Most coursework is in mathematics, science, and engineering but the curriculum also includes additional general education requirements.

Associate in Science - Major Related Program

Major Related Program (MRP) pathways are transfer associate pathways outlining the appropriate courses in order for students to be well prepared to enter a major upon transfer – Major Related Program (MRP) pathways follow one of the two Washington statewide transfer agreements – the Associate of Arts DTA format or the Associate in Science (AS) format.

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degrees are built upon the technical courses required for job preparation; however, they also include a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees. The general education courses for the degrees are drawn from the same distribution requirements list as those taken by students completing the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science degrees. Associate in Applied Science-T degrees prepare graduates for jobs requiring two years of training or for transfer to four-year schools with specific bachelor’s programs that accept this degree.

Associate of Technical Arts

Associate of Technical Arts degrees are designed to provide professional and technical training to prepare students for specific jobs or to improve existing skills. All of our career programs have advisory committees of professionals in related fields to help ensure that our curriculum evolves with changes in business and industry. Advisory committee members and faculty members work together to link education and employment and help students succeed.

Certificate

Certificates are shorter programs and are designed to provide specialized training and skills in a number of interest areas.

Certificate of Completion

Certificates of Completion (COCs) are professional-technical programs of less than 20 credits. The courses are targeted to help students gain skills in a specific area. COCs are not eligible for financial aid; however, some COCs may be eligible for veteran’s benefits. In addition, some COCs can be applied to certificates (programs of 20 or more credits) or degrees. If interested in a COC, please inquire at your instructional department or academic advising.

Certificate of Proficiency

High School Diploma

 Diplomas are granted for successful completion of high school diploma programs at the college. Students can earn a high school diploma through three different programs: Adult High School, Edmonds Career Access Program (EdCAP), and International High School Completion. Each program has separate admission and completion requirements. Successful completion of all programs will earn a student a high school diploma authorized by the state of Washington. Students may also earn a diploma through rules set in State House Bill (SHB) 1758. In addition, General Equivalency Degree (GED) preparation classes are also offered for students needing an alternate credential to a high school diploma.

Course Lists