Lower Columbia College offers associate degrees and certificates in accordance with requirements of the State of Washington and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specific degree and certificate requirements are found in the current Lower Columbia College catalog.
Course requirements in each degree program shall be consistent with the educational philosophy of the College and the program in question. Such requirements shall promote the larger purposes of college level education--to help students develop into citizens who can reason clearly, communicate effectively, and think critically, as well as identify and achieve significant personal and social goals.
Upon graduation, Lower Columbia College students can receive honors based upon their college-level grade point average:
Only grades for college level courses taken at Lower Columbia College will be used to calculate honors at graduation.
Students may earn a second associate degree by completing an additional 45 quarter credits beyond those earned for the first degree. All degree requirements apply.
Petitions to have any graduation requirements waived shall be considered by the Academic Standards Committee on their individual merits.
Candidates for associate degrees must complete and submit the degree application forms provided by the College within published deadlines.
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