Staff Policy D-105.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Scholarship

Degree Requirements

The courses designated as degree requirements provide students with the beginnings of a general education. This emphasis on general education continues for students throughout the curriculum. In establishing degree requirements, NMC provides a common learning experience while still providing students with choices which enhance their personal goals.

NMC awards four separate associate degrees: Associate in Science and Arts (ASA); Associate in Applied Science (AAS); Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN); and Associate in General Studies (AGS), to signify that the student has fulfilled a program of study as set by the faculty in these four respective academic areas.

The Vice President for Educational Services, in conjunction with the appropriate faculty and staff, is responsible for the development and publication of any procedures or guidelines that may be necessary to administer this policy effectively.


If any provisions(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provisions(s).

Previous D-302.00 revised as D-301.01
Revised June 28, 2002
Renumbered D-105.00 December 20, 2006
Revised May 13, 2011

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