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Graduation Requirements/Criteria

Associate Degree Graduation Requirements:

  1. Unit Requirement: 60 - 64 units of course credit in a selected curriculum. (6201.10)
  2. Scholarship Requirement: A "C" (2.0) grade average or better in all work attempted in the curriculum upon which the degree is based. (6201.11)
  3. *Competency Requirements: Courses and examinations in box below are approved to meet the competency requirement for the Associate Degree as defined in Board Rule (6201.12)
  4. Residence Requirement: Completion of at least 12 units of work in residence and attendance at the college during the semester in which the requirements are completed. Exceptions may be made for injustice or undue hardship. (6201.13)

*Competency Requirements

For all students entering prior to Fall 2009:

  1. Mathematics Competency
    1. Completion of one of the following courses (or its equivalent at another college) with a grade of "C" or better:
      • Mathematics 115 or any higher level mathematics course with a prerequisite of Mathematics 115 or its equivalent.
      • Electronics 10, 12, 14
      • General Engineering Technology 121
        OR
    2. Achievement of a score of 15 or higher on the District Mathematics Competency Examination.
  2. Reading and Written Expression Competency
    1. Completion of one of the following courses (or its equivalent at another college) with a grade of "C" or better:
      • English 28, English 61, English 62, English 63, English 65
      • English 101
      • Journalism 101
    2. In meeting the Reading and Written Expression competency requirement, course work is the primary measure of competency. However, competency may be met through credit-by-examination, as determined by the individual colleges.

For all new/returning students entering beginning Fall 2009:

  1. Mathematics Competency
    May be met by completion of one of the following:
    1. Completion of one of the following courses (or its equivalent at another college) with a grade of "C" or better: Mathematics 125 or any higher-level mathematics courses with a prerequisite of at least mathematics 125 or its equivalent.
    2. A passing score on the District (Intermediate Algebra) Mathematics Competency Examination.
    3. A score of 3 or higher on one of the following AP Exams: Calculus AB, Calculus BC or Statistics
    4. Complete the college assessment exam in mathematics and achieve a score determined comparable to satisfactory completion of intermediate algebra. That is, students who place into a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra have met the competency requirement.
  2. Reading and Written Expression Competency
    May be met by completion of one of the following:
    1. Completion of English 101 (or its equivalent at another college) with a grade of "C" or better.
    2. A score of 3 or higher on one of the following AP Exams: English Language and Composition, English Composition and Literature
    3. In meeting the Reading and Written Expression competency requirement, course work is the primary measure of competency. However, competency may be met through credit-by-examination, as determined by the individual colleges.
    4. Complete the college assessment exam in English and achieve a score determined comparable to satisfactory completion of English 101. That is, students who place into a English course above the level of English 101 have met the competency requirement

Please make an appointment with a counselor to clarify any graduation requirements:

ELAC Counseling Department (Main Campus)
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
E1-127
Phone: 323-265-8751


Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

ELAC Counseling Department (South Gate)
2340 Firestone Boulevard
South Gate, CA 90280
Phone: 323-357-6213


Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed