Formal Awards other than Degrees
A student may be granted an award other than a degree upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the specific program as specified by the College granting the award in accordance with policies of the Alabama Community College System. 1. Satisfactorily complete an approved program of study. 2. Earn a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted at the College. The calculation of the grade point average for graduation shall not include grades earned in institutional credit courses. All grades in repeated courses shall be averaged into the grade point average; however, a course may be counted only once for purposes of meeting graduation requirements. 3. Complete at least 25 percent of semester credit hours at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. 4. Transfer coursework accepted for credit toward a formal undergraduate award other than a degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution, or an Alabama College System institution with a minimum grade of a C in the courses transferred, must represent collegiate coursework relevant to the award, with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in the institutions own undergraduate formal award programs. 5. A student must fulfill all financial obligations to the College 6. Comply with formal procedures for graduation in accordance with institutional policy. A student must complete the following to receive a formal graduation award and to par- ticipate in the graduation ceremony: Submit an application for graduation Pay the appropriate non-refundable graduation fee. Graduation fee can be found on the College website.
Certificate programs below the degree level are designed for students who plan to seek employment based upon the competencies and skills attained through these programs of study. 1. Certificate programs shall be comprised of at least 30 semester credit hours, but no more than 60 semester credit hours. 2. Certificate programs equal to or less than 26 semester hours shall be comprised of at least 9 semester credit hours, but no more than 26 semester credit hours. 3. Guidelines for distribution requirements for courses and area of study within certificate programs, including general education components, will be established by the Chancellor. 4. Comply with formal procedures for graduation in accordance with institutional policy. A student must complete the following to receive a formal graduation award and to par- ticipate in the graduation ceremony: Submit an application for graduation Pay the appropriate non-refundable graduation fee. Graduation fee can be found on the College website.
2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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