AA/AS Graduation Requirements

AA/AS Graduation Requirements

Mission College will confer the Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree upon a student who successfully completes requirements listed below. Graduation requirements (Major, Competency, and General Education) are listed in the College Catalog at the time studies begin. Those requirements may be followed throughout the course of study as long as the student remains in continuous enrollment which is defined as enrollment for at least one regular semester, summer session or winter session each academic year. If a break in attendance occurs, the graduation requirements shall become those listed in the College Catalog which is current at the time studies are resumed. 

1. Residence Requirement

A minimum of 12 degree applicable units must be completed at Mission College.

2. Scholarship Requirement

An overall grade point average of 2.0 in 60 units of work reflected on all college transcripts.

3. Major Requirement

Fulfill a specialized major as listed in the college catalog with a grade of "C" (or “P”) or better in each major requirement.

4. Basic Competency Requirement

Proficiency in Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, Mathematics and Information Competency.

 

Reading Competency

Successful completion of the proficiency exam with a score ranging from 12th to 13th grade level, or
Code Class Units
REA 054 Critical College Reading and Thinking (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

Writing Competency

Code Class Units
ENG 001A English Composition (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

Oral Communication Competency

Successful completion of the proficiency exam or one of the following for the appropriate degree:
A.A. Degree
Code Class Units
COM 001 Public Speaking (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 001H Public Speaking - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 020 Argumentation and Debate (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 020H Argumentation and Debate - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
A.S. Degree
Code Class Units
COM 001 Public Speaking (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 001H Public Speaking - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 004 Small Group Communication (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 015 Fundamentals of Communication 3.0
COM 020 Argumentation and Debate (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 020H Argumentation and Debate - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

Mathematics Competency

Successful completion of the proficiency exam or one of the following or higher mathematics courses:
Code Class Units
MAT 000C Intermediate Algebra (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 000CG Mathematics for the Associate Degree Student (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
MAT 000CM Intermediate Algebra (MAPS) (5.0 Lecture) 5.0

Information Competency

Successful completion of the proficiency exam or one of the following:
Code Class Units
LIB 010 Information Competency (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
LIB 010H Information Competency - Honors (1.0 Lecture) 1.0

5. Area Requirements   (General Education)   

A minimum of 24 units from Areas A, B, C, D and E plus additional courses to meet unit the requirement.

Area AArea BArea CArea DArea E 

Reciprocity Agreement: Students completing all of the general education and graduation competency requirements at a participating college (Chabot College, De Anza College, Evergreen Valley College, Foothill College, Gavilan College, Los Positas College, Ohlone College, San Jose City College and West Valley College) will be given full credit for having completed the Mission College general education-graduation requirements, including reading, writing, oral communication, mathematics, and information competency.  See page 29 of the College Catalog for more information.