Aug 25, 2019  
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum 
    
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate Development Degree, ASD


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The Associate Development degree allows students to explore different subject areas as they prepare for a career. The flexibility of the degree allows students to customize course requirements to fit their professional goals while simultaneously ensuring competence in core learning outcome areas. The degree is not intended for students planning to transfer to a university.

Associate Development Degree Requirements:


  1. Complete a minimum of 90 credits in the courses offered at GRC. Basic Education (BASIC), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and courses designated as High School Diploma only do not count toward the required 90 credits.
  2. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  3. Complete a minimum of 24 credits at Green River. Online courses are recognized as part of the 24 credits.
  4. No more that 25 percent of the credits may be earned on a pass/no-credit basis.
  5. Consider that the credits identified in each of the following options are counted as part of the 90 credits required for the degree. Students must complete one of the options:

Option 1: Complete a Green River certificate program of 45 credits or more.

Option 2: Complete the following:

  • A Green River certificate program of 25 credits or more with one course satisfying the written or oral communication requirement of any degree or program at Green River,
  • One course satisfying the quantitative skills and symbolic reasoning or computation requirement of any degree or program at Green River, and
  • One course satisfying the human relations requirement of any degree or program at Green River.

Option 3: Meet with a faculty advisor and custom design a program of study. The program of study must include the following:

  1. Twenty-five credits or more in courses which specifically prepare a student for employment in an identified specialty area. Courses may be from academic, as well as professional/technical areas,
  2. one course satisfying the quantitative and symbolic reasoning or computation requirement of any degree or program at Green River,
  3. one course satisfying the written or oral communication requirement of any degree or program at Green River, and
  4. one course satisfying the human relations requirement of any degree or program at Green River learning outcomes aligned with identified specialty area and selected courses.

Understand that the program of study must be signed by the advisor and the student. The plan becomes a permanent part of the student’s record.

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