Associate of General Studies
Otero Junior College
Students who choose to fulfill the following degree requirements will be eligible to receive the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree.
The Associate of General Studies degree is earned by those students who complete up to half of their program in approved academic transfer courses and the remaining half in career and technical education and other academic elective courses. The Associate of General Studies degree recognizes those individuals who have completed a variety of courses in the institution without any specific major in mind. In some cases the AGS has been used in transfer to a four-year college or university.
Minimum Competency Standards for Program Admission
Students desiring to enroll in the Associate of General Studies degree program must meet or exceed the following entrance examination scores:
Otero Junior College uses the results of a basic skills assessment test (Accuplacer) to direct students into appropriate English, reading and mathematics course (s) and to advise students in the selection of other courses. Prior to enrollment, all new students must complete an assessment. Research on Colorado’s basic skills assessment programs indicates that new students who follow assessment-related advice have a much higher rate of academic success. Colorado law now mandates that students who do not have the minimum test scores must complete the required basic skills coursework. Please refer to information in the Mandatory Basic Skills Assessment and Placement section of this catalog for exemptions to the BSAT test. (This skills assessment and placement applies to both degree and certificate programs.
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OJC: Associate of General Studies Degree
Total Degree Credits = 60
Remedial Courses (Courses below 100 level) do not count toward graduation
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES 15 Credits
All courses not used to meet the general education requirements can be used as academic electives.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL / OTHER ACADEMIC ELECTIVES 30 Credits
The student may complete an additional 30 semester hours of career and technical education prefixed courses or other academic electives in order to satisfy this component of the degree program.
A. Earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average from Otero Junior College.
B. Complete a minimum of 15 semester hours at Otero Junior College.
C. Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours as outlined in the above course requirements for the Associate of General Studies Degree.
D. Successfully complete all career and technical education program courses chosen with a minimal grade of “C” in each course
E. Complete the application for graduation form by the end of the first week of Spring semester and pay for the cap and gown by March 1.
F. Be enrolled in Otero Junior College classes for the semester in which a student intends to graduate.
G. Complete the requirements for graduation in effect at the time of first-time enrollment. (NOTE: Students who failed to be enrolled for two semesters or more will be required to complete all degree requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment.)
H. Meet all financial obligations to the College.