2.15 Associate Degrees
BoR POLICY MANUAL 3.3.6, ASSOCIATE DEGREES
BOARD MINUTES 1989-90, PP. 368–369
BOARD MINUTES, 2004–2005
2.15.1 Implementation Guidelines for Career Degrees
Following are guidelines to assist institutions implementing career degrees:
All cooperative degree programs are to be listed as one of the following:
A.A.S. in Business (AASBC) CIP 52.9999 A.A.S. in Health (AASHC) CIP 51.9999 A.A.S. in Services (AASSC) CIP 43.9999 A.A.S. in Technology (AASTC) CIP 48.9999
Although the four degree names and CIP codes may also be used for A.A.S. degrees offered independently by USG institutions, these four acronyms (AASBC, AASHC, AASSC, AASTC) may only be used for cooperative degrees. The “C” in each acronym will allow the University System Office to determine the number of students completing these cooperative programs.
The options listed by institutions under one of these four cooperative degrees may not all be from the same CIP group as the degree itself. For example, there may be horticultural programs (CIP 01) listed as options under the business degree (CIP 07).
The listed options and related CIP numbers should reflect the program names and CIP numbers approved for the cooperating technical institute by the State Board of Technical and Adult Education.
Institutions wishing to propose new cooperative degree programs should complete the
Outline for Proposal of New Cooperative A.A.S. Degree Programs
Approval of such proposals will require Board action.
Institutions wishing to propose modifications to existing independent A.A.S. programs may do so by using the
Request to Reaffirm and/or Modify Existing A.A.S. Programs form
2.15.2 “REM” Courses
For those students in career associate degree, certificate, or non- degree programs who need remediation in an area but are not otherwise required to take Learning Support in that area, the institution should establish appropriate remedial experiences. If an institutional credit course is required for these students, it should be designated by the prefix “REM” and numbered below 100. Only students in career associate degree, certificate, or non-degree programs may register for “REM” courses.