Nov 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Professional and Technical



There are 111 different job-training programs at Green River, each designed to prepare students for immediate employment.

Professional/technical programs are offered in business and office occupations, health sciences, the trades and technical fields. In each program, there is hands-on training using current technology. Expert instructors provide individual attention in classrooms, labs and workshops. Each program is guided by an industry advisory committee to ensure that training meets the needs of local business and industry. Training programs range in length from one quarter (11 weeks) to two years or more. In some programs, classes are designed to provide up-to-date information to people already working in industry who need to learn new technology.

Bachelors in Applied Science (BAS)

The Bachelor in Applied Science degree (BAS) is built on associate degrees and provides workplace skills in specific career areas. Compared to traditional four-year degrees at universities, applied bachelor’s degrees incorporate more hands-on learning focused on a particular industry. It creates continued education for graduates of professional and technical associate degree programs by providing advanced technical course and/or management courses along with additional general education course work.

Green River College offers Bachelors in Applied Science degree in Aeronautical Science , Applied Management , Early Childhood Education , Forest Resource Management , Information Technology-Cybersecurity and Networking Information Technology-Software Development , Marketing and Entrepreneurship , and Realtime Reporting: Court Reporting & Captioning . The general education courses will include courses earned at either/both the associate degree and/or applied bachelor’s degree level, based on the total required 180 quarter hours of credits.

Degree requirements include:

  1. Sixty credits of 300-400 level courses in the technical field as specified by the industry advisory committee.
  2. Sixty credits of general education courses as follows:
    1. 10 credits Communication Skills - ENGL& 101  and additional composition course
    2. 5 credits Quantitative Skills/Symbolic Reasoning in computer science, statistics, or mathematics
    3. 10 credits in Humanities
    4. 10 credits in Social Science
    5. 10 credits in Natural Science with at least 5 credits in physical, biological and/or earth sciences and at least one lab course
    6. 15 credits of additional general education courses to be selected from the humanities, social science, and/or natural science.
  3. Earning a minimum of 180 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  4. Completing the minimum of 24 credits at Green River College.
  5. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/no credit basis.

The curriculum for each Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS) degree is determined by the faculty of Green River College in conjunction with each discipline advisory committee from business and industry. The college advises students to consult the listing of the program of their choice for specific courses required.

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree (AAS-T)

The Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree (AAS-T) is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees. Further, the general education courses for the degree are drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree. The AAS-T degree generally will not be accepted in transfer in preparation for Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees although the general education component of the degree will be accepted in transfer. The following guidelines provide specific information about how this degree may be developed:

Degree requirements include:

  1. Seventy credits in the technical field as specified by the industry advisory committee
  2. Twenty credits of general education courses as follows:
    1. 5 credits communication - ENGL& 101  
    2. 5 credits quantitative reasoning - College-level math with Intermediate Algebra, MATH 097 , as a prerequisite.
    3. 10 credits in Social Science, Humanities, or Science - to be selected from the list of courses “generally accepted”.
  3. Earning a minimum of 90 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  4. Completing the minimum of 24 credits, including the last quarter of residence at Green River College.
  5. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/no credit basis.

The curriculum for each Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree (AAS-T) is determined by the faculty of Green River College in conjunction with each discipline advisory committee from business and industry. The college advises students to consult the listing of the program of their choice for specific courses required.

Associate in Applied Arts Degree (AAA) and Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Arts and the Associate in Applied Science degrees are designed for students in professional/technical programs. The only difference between these degrees is the field of study. Applied Arts degrees are generally awarded for business and business-related fields; Applied Science degrees are granted in health science, technical and trade subjects. These professional/technical degrees are designed for students who want to prepare for employment. In some cases, credits earned may be applied to study at a four-year college or university.

Professional/Technical Degree requirements include:

  1. Earning a minimum of 90 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completing a minimum of 24 credits at Green River.
  3. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/ no credit basis.

The curriculum for each professional/technical program is determined by the faculty of Green River College and in some cases an advisory committee from business and industry. Consult the listing of the program of your choice for specific classes required.

Professional/Technical Certificate (Cert)

Professional/technical certificates are awarded in some programs. Professional/technical certificates are designed for students who want to prepare for immediate employment. The certificate includes specific courses in your area of study, as well as related instruction courses that are intended to enhance your learning. In some cases, the credits you earn for these certificates may be applied to an Associate in Applied Arts Degree, Associate in Applied Science Degree, or to study at a four-year college or university.

Professional/Technical Certificate requirements include:

  1. Earning a minimum of 45 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completing a minimum of 12 credits at Green River.
  3. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/no credit basis.

The curriculum for each professional/technical program is determined by the faculty of Green River College and in some cases an advisory committee from business and industry. Specific requirements are listed in “Programs of Study.” Students should consult the program listings for specific classes required.

Certificates of Proficiency (Cert -P)

Certificates of Proficiency are awarded in some professional/technical programs. The curriculum for each professional/technical program is determined by the faculty of Green River College, and in some cases an advisory committee from business and industry. Certificates of Proficiency coursework is 44 or less credits and generally do not include “related instruction” courses. See “Programs of Study” for availability and specific requirements for Certificates of Proficiency, which usually do not include classes outside the major subject.

Certificate of Proficiency requirements include:

  1. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  2. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the credits required at Green River.
  3. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/ no credit basis.

Related Instruction Requirements

Associate in Applied Arts Degree (AAA) and Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Arts (AAA) and Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) at Green River have specific related instruction requirements.  These requirements include instruction in communication, computation, and human relations.  These related instructions requirements will be met either through embedded instruction or by separate stand-alone classes that will be identified under the degree in the catalog.

Certificates

Related instruction requirements are included in all certificates that are one year in length or longer (45 credits or more).

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