Individualized Studies, A.S.
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This degree program is designed for working adults and/or students who have well-defined career goals. The program is intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop specific competencies and earn an Associate in Science degree in career fields that are not available through existing degree programs at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. This program is not intended to provide certification in any field.
The program requires submission of a written degree plan initiated by the student with assistance from a academic counselor/faculty member. The plan must also demonstrate transferability to at least one four-year accredited institution, even when it may not be the intention of the student to transfer immediately after completing this degree.
Career-area credits may be earned in traditional courses, independent study projects and internships. Credits may be transferred from other institutions in accord with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' residency requirement for earning the Associate in Science degree.
Possible areas of concentration for the Individualized Studies major would be:
To earn an A.S. degree, students must complete the following requirements:
- Successful completion of 60 semester credits of which at least 20 must be earned at Minnesota West Community & Technical College.
- A grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) or better.
- A minimum of 30 credits selected from at least 6 of the 10 goal areas in Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
- Fulfill at least a 30 credit core of technical courses unique to the program being completed.
Updated: si 8/1/11