Degree and Certificate Requirements

Degrees and Certificates may be awarded upon completion of both institutional and credential-specific requirements.

Degrees

MHCC currently offers the following associate degrees:

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.
  2. Successfully complete all required courses in a career-technical, general studies or a transfer degree including the general education requirements as listed in the catalog.
  3. Achieve and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average in: the cumulative MHCC grade point average; all courses being applied toward the degree and in the candidate’s major classes (e.g., course prefixes such as DH, FSE, NRS, etc.) Specific programs may have additional GPA requirements.
  4. Satisfactorily earn 12 credit hours at MHCC. Non-traditional credit (College Level Examination Program, Experience-Based Credit, Challenge, etc.) does not satisfy this requirement.
  5. Complete the graduation application two terms prior to the completion term (i.e., spring term graduates must apply during fall term).

Certificates

Certificates typically range from 12 – 60 credits (but may contain more) and may be a standalone program or part of an AAS program. All courses in a Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (12 – 44 credits) count toward the completion of the related Associate of Applied Science degree. Repeated courses may be counted only once toward graduation unless specified in the course description or unless specifically required in the course description.

Certificates will be awarded to students who satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Successfully complete all required courses in a certificate program as listed in the catalog.
  2. Achieve and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher in: the cumulative MHCC grade point average; all courses being applied toward the certificate; and in the candidate’s major classes.
  3. Satisfactorily earn a minimum of 12 college-level credit hours at MHCC. Non-traditional credit (College Level Examination Program, Experience-Based Credit, Challenge, etc.) does not satisfy this requirement.
  4. Complete the graduation application two terms prior to the completion term (i.e., spring term graduates must apply during fall term).