Apr 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Catalog

Degree Graduation Requirements


Earning Your Schoolcraft College Degree or Certificate

Schoolcraft College offers 5 types of credit-bearing credentials:

Schoolcraft College offers multiple levels of credentials (certificates or degrees) that allow a student to get the right skills and knowledge that prepare them to either begin or advance in a career or transfer into a bachelor’s degree. 

  • Skills Certificate (CRT): 16 - 20 credit hours
  • Certificate (1YC): 21 - 48 credit hours
  • Associate Degree (AA, AAS, etc.): 60 minimum credit hours
  • Post Associate Certificate (PAC): 9 - 20 credit hours
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Culinary and Dietary Operations Management

How are these credentials earned?

  • Students earn credentials (degrees and certificates) by completing courses required in a specific program of study.
  • Each course in the program of study is worth a certain amount of credit hours, also known as credits
    • Credits are based on the number of hours of required meeting times for the class or the number of competencies that are achieved. (Learn more about credit and contact hours at Schoolcraft College.) 
  • Students can also transfer credits from prior coursework, advanced placement exams, and prior learning credit.

Most credentials are considered “stackable” as one credential might lead to the next credential. For example, students may choose to complete courses towards the Accounting Skills Certificate, then the Accounting 1 Year Certificate, before completing an Associate Degree in Accounting.

Some credentials may also qualify for an articulation agreement. Schoolcraft’s students may be eligible to “stack” their credentials to a 4-year degree. Schoolcraft College has signed over 40 articulation agreements (special transfer agreements), which allow students a clearer pathway to a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. Learn more about transfer opportunities and articulation agreements at Transfer Out - Schoolcraft to U - Schoolcraft College.

IMPORTANT: Always work with your academic advisor when selecting your program of study.

Associate and Bachelor Degree Requirements

Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs have special requirements. Below is information regarding the different degree requirements.View a list of all Schoolcraft’s programs of study sorted by degree type at Programs by Degree .

The Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) will lead students to a career opportunity. The specific requirements are detailed in each of the AAS programs.

Students may also use the Associate of General Students (AGS) to increase their career options.

To meet the needs of transfer students, the Associate of Arts (AA), Business Administration (ABA), Engineering (AE), Fine Arts (AFA), General Studies (AGS), and Science (AS) degrees include: 

  1. A set of Liberal Arts courses in math, science, humanities, social science, and English or other courses; 
  2. A specific set of courses in a Major Area of Study; and
  3. Courses that fulfill Schoolcraft College’s General Education requirements. 

All three of these components will be necessary to graduate. Certain degrees also require the completion of General Elective courses.

Two primary types of courses  may be used towards fulfilling credentials such as certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degrees at Schoolcraft College: liberal arts, and occupational. Applied liberal arts or occupational courses may not account for more than 15 credits in a transfer degree.

Schoolcraft College offers one bachelor’s degree option, using the requirements of the Bachelor of Science degree.

Graduation Requirements

Per Board Policy 2210, graduation from Schoolcraft College is recognized by the awarding of the following credentials: a bachelor’s degree, an associate degree, a certificate, a skills certificate, or a post-associate certificate.

A student applying for graduation must comply with one of the following guidelines:

  1. Complete credential requirements from the current catalog, or;
  2. Complete credential requirements from the previous five years of catalog offerings. Any exception to this procedure must be approved in writing by the Chief Academic Officer.

Certificate Requirements

STUDENTS WHO WISH TO BECOME CANDIDATES FOR A CERTIFICATE MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Submit requested official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  2. File an appropriate notice with the Registrar or Records Office at the beginning of the semester or session in which the student plans to finish the course work.
  3. Earn a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 unless a higher cumulative grade point is stipulated by the specific program.
  4. Complete the specific requirements of a certificate curriculum listed in the catalog.
  5. At least half of the credit hours applied to the certificate must be earned at Schoolcraft College.
  6. All courses applied to the certificate must be at the 100 level or above.

SPECIFIC CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Students who intend to complete a specific certificate program must elect to follow the appropriate certificate program curricula listed in the catalog used to meet graduation requirements

Associate Degree Requirements

STUDENTS WHO WISH TO BECOME CANDIDATES FOR AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Submit requested official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  2. File an appropriate notice with the Registrar or Records Office at the beginning of the semester or session in which they plan to finish course work.
  3. Fulfill the core ability, Schoolcraft College general education requirements, and degree requirements as listed in the catalog to be used for graduation.
  4. Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit and meet the specific minimum credit hours of a career or transfer curriculum.
  5. Earn a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit at the 100 level or higher at Schoolcraft College.
  6. Obtain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 unless a higher cumulative grade-point is stipulated by the specific program.
  7. Earn six (6) semester hours of credit in English Communication. Students completing a transfer associate degree are recommended to earn six (6) semester hours of credit in English Communication following the Michigan Transfer Agreement requirement.
  8. All courses applied to the degree must be at the 100 level or higher.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Students who intend to complete a specific associate degree program must elect to follow the appropriate program and degree curricula listed in the catalog used to meet graduation requirements.

Bachelor Degree Requirements

STUDENTS WHO WISH TO BECOME CANDIDATES FOR A BACHELOR’S DEGREE MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Submit requested official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  2. File an appropriate notice with the Registrar or Records Office at the beginning of the semester or session in which they plan to finish course work.
  3. Fulfill the core ability, Schoolcraft College general education requirements, and degree requirements as listed in the catalog to be used for graduation.
  4. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit and meet the specific minimum credit hours of a career curriculum.
  5. Earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit at the 100 level or higher at Schoolcraft College.
  6. Obtain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 unless a higher cumulative grade-point is stipulated by the specific program.
  7. All courses applied to the degree must be at the 100 level or higher.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Students who intend to complete a specific bachelor’s degree program must elect to follow the appropriate program and degree curricula listed in the catalog used to meet graduation requirements.