LATTC Transfer Degrees, Associate Degrees and Certificates of Achievement have the different graduation requirements as outlined below.
Associate Degrees for Transfer Requirements (AA-T or AS-T)
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
- Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
- Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an “AA-T” or “AS-T” major as detailed in the section of the catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis (Title 5 § 55063).
- Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth); or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETCfor CSU) pattern. Students must complete Area 1C for CSU admission.
- Students must complete no fewer than 12 units at the college conferring the degree.
Associate Degree Requirements (AA or AS)
A minimum of 60 semester units of course credit in a selected curriculum with at least 18 semester units of study in a major or area of emphasis and at least 18 semester units of study in general education (Board Rule 6201.10).
a. Students must complete no fewer than 12 units at the college conferring the degree.
b. When the same major is offered at multiple colleges in the LACCD, the degree shall be conferred by the college where the student has taken the majority (greater than 50.0%) of units in the major. When units are split equally among two or more colleges, the college where the student was last enrolled shall award the degree.
c. Exceptions may be made under special circumstances.(Board Rules 6201.11, 6201.14).
A “C” (2.0) grade average or better in all work attempted in the curriculum upon which the degree is based. Effective for all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, each course counted toward the major requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis (Board Rule 6201.12).
Students entering prior to Fall 2009 must demonstrate competence in reading, in written expression, and in mathematics. This requirement may be met by achieving a grade of “C” or better in appropriate courses, recommended by the District Academic Senate, and approved by the Chancellor or by achieving a passing score on an examination or examinations recommended by the District Academic Senate and approved by the Chancellor.
Effective for all students entering on or after the Fall 2009 semester, competence in written expression shall be demonstrated by obtaining a satisfactory grade in English 101, or another English course at the same level and with the same rigor as recommended by the District Academic Senate and approved by the Chancellor. Competence in mathematics shall be demonstrated by obtaining a satisfactory grade in Mathematics 125 (Intermediate Algebra), or another mathematics course at the same level and rigor, or higher, and with elementary algebra or higher as a prerequisite, as recommended by the District Academic Senate and approved by the Chancellor.
The competency requirements in written expression or mathematics may also be met by completing an assessment, conducted pursuant to Title 5, CCR, section 55500 and achieving a score determined to be comparable to satisfactory completion of English 101 or Mathematics 125 respectively. That is, students may either place into English or mathematics courses above level of English 101 or Mathematics 125.
The competency requirements may also be met by obtaining a satisfactory grade in courses with English and mathematics content (but taught in subjects other than English and mathematics), which require entrance skills at a level equivalent to those necessary for English 101 and Mathematics 125, respectively, and are taught at the same level and with the same rigor. The District Academic Senate shall recommend such courses to the Chancellor for approval (Board Rule 6201.13).
General Education is designed to introduce students to the variety of means through which people comprehend the modern world. For every major, students must complete a series of courses that make up the general education requirement of the degree.
While a course might satisfy more than one general education requirement, it may not be counted more than once for these purposes. A course may be used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a major requirement.
Policy on general education fulfillment for students with prior degree: Local Los Angeles Community College District associate degree general education requirements are fully satisfied by students who have an Associate, Baccalaureate or higher degree from a United States regionally accredited Institution (Board Rule 6201.15).
Note: High Unit Programs of Study (42 or more major units) are eligible for a 3-unit waiver of the 21 LATTC General Education Requirements (applicable only at LATTC). More details about this policy and a complete listing of eligible programs are outlined in the section titled “Supplemental Information for High Unit Programs of Study/Majors”.
Certificate of Achievement requirements
A Certificate of Achievement is issued in State-approved programs designed for students who are looking for instruction with a high degree of specialization. Certificate programs vary in length, but most have 12 or more semester units, and may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. A Certificate program is specific, and no course substitution will be permitted unless approved by the department.
The Certificate of Achievement shall be granted by Los Angeles Trade – Technical College to any student who successfully completes a sequence of courses established by the department and approved by the college in certain designated programs. That sequence of courses shall include but not be limited to the essential occupational courses required in the major. All courses applied to a certificate program must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
a. Students must complete a minimum of one-fifth of the units required for a certificate at the college conferring the certificate.
b. When multiple colleges in the LACCD offer identical Certificates of Achievement, as defined by Top Code, the certificate shall be awarded by the college where the majority (greater than 50.0%) of the certificate units were taken. When units are split equally among two or more colleges, the college where the student was last enrolled shall award the certificate (Board Rules 6202.10 and 6202.12).
A “C” (2.0) grade average or better, or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis, in all work attempted in the curriculum upon which the certificate of achievement is based (Board Rule 6202.11).
Students who have completed the degree requirements for which there is a paired Certificate of Achievement or other State approved and transcripted certificate(s), will be awarded the certificate(s) automatically (Board Rule 6202.13).
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