ASSOCIATE DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Unit Requirement: 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. (6201.10)

Residence Requirement: Students must complete no fewer than 12 units at the college conferring the degree. Exceptions to residence requirements for the associate degree may be made through the colleges’ petition process when it determines that an injustice or undue hardship would be placed on the student. (6201.11)

Scholarship Requirement: 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 towards 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. (6201.12)

Competency Requirements: Students must satisfy the requirements for meeting competency in written expression and mathematics. Through the collegial consultation process, the Chancellor, acting on behalf of the Board of Trustees, shall rely primarily upon the recommendation of the District Academic Senate, to establish procedures for determining competency.

Administrative Regulation E-79: For all new/returning students entering beginning Fall 2019:

  1. The competency requirements for the Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Degrees are met by the following criteria:

a. Mathematics Competency

The competency requirement in mathematics for the Associate Degree may be met by completion of any of the following:

  1. Verification of passing with a grade of C or P or higher any course from a California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Course Basic (CB) Code of “One Level Below Transfer” or higher with a TOP code beginning with 17.
  2. Verification of passing with a grade of C- or higher a mathematics course at or above the level of the course typically known as Intermediate Algebra or the equivalent from any United States regionally accredited secondary or post-secondary institution.
  3. Verification of passing with a grade of C or P or higher a California Community College course that meets the California State University General Education Breadth (CSUGE Breadth) requirement in Area B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning and/or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in Area 2A: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning.
  4. Achieving a satisfactory score (using a DAS-approved scoring-method) on a DAS-approved District Mathematics Competency Examination.
  5. Achieving a satisfactory score on an external examination (such as, but not limited to an Advanced Placement Exam) as specified in LACCD Administrative Regulations.

b. Written Expression Competency

The competency requirement in written expression for the Associate Degree may be met by completion of any of the following:

  1. Verification of passing with a grade of C or P or higher Freshman Composition from any California Community College or the equivalent from any United States regionally accredited institution with a grade of C- or higher.
  1. Verification of passing with a grade of C or P or higher a California Community College course that meets the California State University General Education Breadth (CSUGE Breadth) requirement in Area A2: Written Communication and/or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in Area 1A: English Composition.
  1. Achieving a satisfactory score on an external examination (such as, but not limited to an Advanced Placement Exam) as specified in LACCD Administrative Regulations.

c. Students who maintain continuous catalog rights (as defined in Board Rule 6203) may satisfy competency according to the requirements stated in college catalogs pursuant to relevant Board Rules and Administrative Regulations from the first term under those rights until the term all graduation requirements have been met or any intervening term. (Note: Refer to ELAC 2019-20 General Catalog p. 80 for definition of catalog rights).

II. The District Curriculum Committee shall establish whether the course meets the competency requirement as established in this administrative regulation.

 

Please make an appointment with a counselor to clarify any graduation requirements:

ELAC Counseling Department (Main Campus)
Link to Counseling webpage:

 http://elac.edu/Student-Services/Academic-Counseling
Phone: 323-265-8751

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 6:30pm
Fridays: 7:30am to 3:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed

ELAC Counseling Department (South Gate)
Link to Counseling webpage:

 http://elac.edu/Student-Services/Academic-Counseling
Phone: 323-357-6213

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed