Degree and Certificate Requirements

​​Associate Degree Requirement

​Either an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree shall be conferred upon those who satisfy all of the following requirements (Title V 51620-51626):

  1. ​​​​Completion of at least sixty (60) units of courses numbered 1-99.
  2. The last twelve (12) semester units must be completed in residence at Lassen Community College immediately prior to graduation or a minimum of fourty-eight (48) semester units musthave been completed in residence at Lassen Community College if the student is not inattendance at the time of qualification for graduation.
  3. Completion of a minimum of eighteen (18) units in a major or discipline as outlined in the CollegeCatalog.
  4. A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course toward a degree or certificate ofachievement with an overall 2.0 grade point average required in all course work. Please see the general education areas and courses that are applicable for the associate degree in the College Catalog.
  5. ​Completion of eighteen semester units of general education is required to give breadth.Students must complete one course from each of the following areas for a total of eighteen units:​
    1. Natural Science (3 Units)
    2. ​​Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 Units)
    3. Humanities (3 Units)
    4. Language and Rationality
    5. English Composition (3 Units)
    6. Communication and Analytical Thinking (3 Units)
    7. Health and Physical Activities (3 Units)​​​​​​​
  6. ​​​Mathematics Competency Requirement: In​ order to obtain the Associate Degree fromLassen Community College, a student must meet the math competency requirement. Thisrequirement may be satisfied by either:
    1. Obtaining a score on the current adopted Lassen Community College mathematicsassessment​ instruments equivalent to placement into Math 7, 8, 11A or 40.
    2. A ‘C’ or better in any three to five unit mathematics course at or above the Math 60 level  
      from an​ accredited college or university.​
  7. Reading Competency Requirement: In order to obtain an Associate Degree from Lassen Community College, a student must meet the reading competency requirement. This requirement may be satisfied by obtaining a reading score equivalent to the 12th grade or higher on the current adopted Lassen Community College reading assessment instruments or a ‘C’ or better in a college​​ level reading course (Reading 51). A “C” or better in a transfer levelcomposition course (ENGL 1); or score 3 or higher on the AP Language and Composition or AP Composition and Literature exam; or Possess an AA, AS, or higher degree.
  8. Writing Competency Requirement: In order to obtain the Associate Degree from Lassen Community College, a student must meet the writing competency requirement. This requirement may be satisfied by completion of English 1 or a higher level course, with a ‘C’ or better or the equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  9. Remedial Courses: Courses numbered 100-109 do not count toward an Associate Degree.
  10. ​​​​Applying for Your Degree/Certificate: You must apply (petition to graduate) for your degree or certificate in the Counseling Office approximately ten weeks into the semester in which you plan to complete your degree or certificate.

Credit Certificates​​

​​​​​​Certificate of Accomplishment
​​A Certificate of Accomplishment will be awarded for degree-applicable credit course work ranging from 6 units to 17 units unless statutory or license requirements necessitate a higher unit value (appropriate statutory or license documentation must be attached). The course- work must be within a specific educational program.

Certificate of Achievement
A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded for degree-applicable credit course work ranging from eighteen (18) units to forty-two (42) units. The course work must be within a specific educational program and approved to be offered at Lassen Community College by the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges.​

General Education Student Learning Outcomes [Revised May 22, 2012]
Upon completion of an associate degree, the student should be able to:

  1. ​​​​​Understand and apply methods of inquiry for a variety of disciplines including the scientific method for scientific inquiry and appropriate methods for social and behavior science inquiries.​

    Note: blends Title V expectations in Natural Science and Social and Behavioral Sciences, yet has in common that there are methods of inquiry unique to different disciplines.
  2. ​Explain and analyze relationships between science and other human activities.
  3. Apply knowledge of the ways people act and have acted in response to their societies to express an appreciation for how diverse societies and social subgroups operate to understand social dynamics withinhistorical and contemporary communities.
  4. Understand ways in which people throughout the ages and in Western and non-Western cultures have responded to themselves and the worldaround them in artistic and cultural creation; apply this knowledge to makevalue judgments on cultural activities and artistic expressions and demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between the creative arts, the humanities and self.
  5. Engage in verbal communication by participating in discussions, debates, and oral presentations utilizing proper rhetorical perspective, reasoning and advocacy, organization, accuracy, and the discovery, critical evaluation and reporting of information.
  6. Compose effective written communications and essays with correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and appropriate language, style and format utilizing academically accepted means of researching, evaluating anddocumenting sources within written works.
  7. Analyze, evaluate and explain theories, concepts and skills within varied disciplines using inductive and deductive processes and quantitative reasoning and application.
  8. Demonstrate appreciation of themselves as living organisms through their choices for physical health, activities, stress management, relationships to the social and physical environment, and responsible decision-making.​

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