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Board of Governors Adult Degree Completion Program

"A flexible associate degree program for busy adults."
You may make your educational plan as individual as you wish, and the program's flexibility allows you
to complete your degree at your own pace.

Students interested in the Board of Governors A.A.S. program must meet with Monica Wilson, the Associate Director of Admissions, to discuss admission into the program. (To schedule an appointment, call her at 1-877-982-2322; or 304-434-8000.) 

Overview Degree Requirements
Graduation Requirements Program Outcomes
Program Implementation Admission Requirements
Program Requirements Fees

 Overview

Learners with previous college credits and/or creditable life experience or workplace training may wish to consider the Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. This is a flexible degree-completion opportunity designed for busy adults who want to earn a college degree. It can save countless hours and dollars in your quest to achieve your educational goals by awarding college credit for work and life experiences.

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Adult students with a broad range of life and educational experiences may combine a core of academic courses with credits earned through prior learning experiences to structure a unique associate degree program. The Board of Governors A.A.S. is designed to graduate students who are prepared to become active, socially responsible members in their communities and places of employment.

You can construct an individualized educational degree plan by combining:

*College courses successfully completed at regionally accredited institutions may be transferred into the program and applied toward the 60 credit requirement.
**Students who choose to earn credit for college-level learning acquired through professional work experience or other life experiences must complete the portfolio development course and submit a portfolio.
***The portfolio provides the opportunity for equating documented, college level, experiential learning to college credit.

Students interested in the Board of Governors A.A.S. program must meet with Monica Wilson, the Associate Director of Admissions, to discuss admission into the program. (To schedule an appointment, call her at 1-877-982-2322; or 304-434-8000.)

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 Degree Requirements:

The Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science program consists of 60 credit hours. These hours include 21 credit hours of General Education courses in communications, social science, computer literacy, and math/science; The remainder consists of 39 credit hours of General Electives which may be met through your individual educational degree plan.

 Graduation Requirements

  • At least 60 credit hours must be completed in courses numbered 100 or higher
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Twelve credits completed at regionally accredited institutions
  • At least 3 of the 12 credits hours must be completed at Eastern

 Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Board of Governors A.A.S. degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply effective written and oral communication skills
  • Work collaboratively in groups
  • Think critically and solve problems
  • Demonstrate practical application of quantitative and scientific reasoning skills
  • Demonstrate analysis and evaluation of skill competencies derived from multiple sources including work, volunteer activities, hobbies, etc.
  • Demonstrate understanding of principles of good citizenship
  • Develop long range vocational or transfer goals
  • Demonstrate basic computer literacy and use of computerized communication technology
  • Examine issues from a global perspective
  • Demonstrate mastery of interdisciplinary competencies as defined in educational plan

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 Program Implementation:

Full-time day; part-time evening
(Contact advisor for recommended course sequencing)

 Admission Requirements:

Students are eligible for admission to the program two years after high school graduation. Students must not hold a degree from an accredited institution nor be enrolled simultaneously in another degree program.

Students interested in the Board of Governors A.A.S. program must meet with Monica Wilson, the Associate Director of Admissions, to discuss admission into the program. (To schedule an appointment, call her at 1-877-982-2322; or 304-434-8000.)

 Program requirements

Sem. Hours

General Education: Communication

6

General Education: Math/Science

6

General Education: Social Sciences/Humanities

6

Computer Literacy

3

General Electives+

39

+(Electives may include defined concentration, portfolio course or capstone course.)

 

BOG 276 Board of Governors Capstone Experience (optional)

3

Total

60

 

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 Fees:

There is no special application fee for admission into the program. Because this is a statewide program, registration and service fees for enrollment in courses are assessed according to the established fee schedule at each institution. At Eastern, fee of $300 is charged for a portfolio evaluation of work and life experiences, and a $10.00 per credit hour posting fee is charged for credit awarded through this process.

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