Degree Requirements


Advisers and other college employees are available to help, but students have the final responsibility for satisfying degree/certificate requirements for graduation.

The Associate Degree will be awarded to students who satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 90 credit hours according to an organized curriculum. (Some programs may require more than 90 credit hours.)

  2. Successfully complete all required courses in a career-technical, general studies, or a transfer curriculum including the general education requirements as listed in the catalog. Progression of classes must be vertical. That is, once a course has been successfully completed, a lower level course may not be taken for credit.

  3. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.

  4. Maintain a 2.00 grade point average for all courses being applied toward the degree and maintain a 2.00 GPA in the candidate’s major classes (e.g., course prefixes such as DH, FSE, NUR, etc.).

  5. Satisfactorily earn 24 credit hours at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) and be in attendance at MHCC the term in which the degree is completed. Non-traditional credit (College Level Examination Program, Experience-Based Credit, Challenge, etc.) does not satisfy this requirement.

    If extenuating circumstances prevent a student from being in attendance the last term, the student may petition to take the remaining credits (maximum of 9) at a regionally accredited college or university.

    This request must be in writing and indicate the school at which the courses will be completed. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain written approval from MHCC of course acceptance prior to enrollment and to send an official transcript to MHCC upon completion of the course work.

  6. Complete the application process two terms prior to the term of completion.

Certificate Requirements

The Certificate will be awarded to those students completing a certificate program that requires fewer credit hours than an Associate degree program, provided the other applicable requirements (#2, #3, #4, #5 and #6 above) are met.

Please refer to the college catalog at www.mhcc.edu/catalog for the course numbering system and an explanation of how courses apply toward a certificate or degree.

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