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Associate in Arts

Associate in Arts Degree*
60 Semester Credit Hours

Curriculum: 0700 for Liberal Arts
Curriculum: 0500 for General Business
Curriculum: 0520 for Elementary Education**
Curriculum: 0540 for Secondary Education**
Curriculum: 0543 for Teaching – Early Childhood Education

 

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 

Communications

 

 

EGL 101 and EGL 102

6

 

SPE 103

3

Area B — 

Mathematics***

3

 

One MAT course of at least 3 credits from the approved list of IAI general education Mathematics courses

 

Area C — 

Science

7

 

One science course from the Life Sciences and one science course from the Physical Sciences; at least one of these courses must be a lab course

 

Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

9

 

Three courses from at least two different social or behavioral science disciplines

 

Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts

9

 

Three courses from the Humanities/Fine Arts; at least one course must be from Humanities and one course must be from Fine Arts

 

Area F — 

Global Studies†

3

 

One course that satisfies Global Studies requirement

0-3


Total General Education Requirements:


40

   

Electives:

 

Oakton does not offer specific majors within the associate in arts degree. Courses should be selected according to each student’s interests and intended major at the bachelor’s degree level. Students are strongly encouraged to consult Advising Services or a counselor and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
Note: MAT 120 may not be used for an A.A. or A.S. degree.

Total Electives

20


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Applied Science Degree:

60

 

 

*May be completed entirely online.

**Students who plan to transfer to a college of education should contact Advising Services for information of courses to take.

***Students planning to transfer should contact Advising Services to select an appropriate mathematics course.

†Students must take a Global Studies course. This course may satisfy both Area F and another Area requirement.


 

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IMPORTANT DATES


February 14
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record*.

February 15
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 16
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

February 28
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 11
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 14 -20
Spring Break

March 21
Classes resume after Spring Break.

March 23
Registration opens for summer 2016 semester.

March 27
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.


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