Degree and Certificate Requirements

Degree Requirements

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is required for any associate degree: Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, Associate of Business, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies and Associate of Applied Science. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. A minimum of 16 credits of any degree granted must be completed in residency at Cochise College.

Additional degree requirements are found in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.

Bachelor’s Degree Waiver of General Education Requirements

Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and are interested in pursuing certain Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees may use a bachelor’s degree to satisfy the general education requirements for the AAS degree. Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine their eligibility to waive the general education requirements. Approved AAS degrees are:

Administration of Justice (Major Code - AJS) 
Agriculture (Major Code - AGR)
Automotive Technology (Major Code - ATC) 
Building Construction Technology  (Major Code - BCT) 
Business Management (Major Code - BMT) 
Cisco and Linux Networking  (Major Code - CLN) 
Computer Information Systems (Major Code - CIS)
Computer Programming  (Major Code - CPG) 
Cybersecurity  (Major Code - CYB) 
Culinary Arts  (Major Code - CUL) 
Education  (Major Code - ED) 
Electronics Technology (Major Code - ELT)
Equine Science and Management (Major Code - EQSM) 
Fire Science Technology  (Major Code - FST) 
Intelligence Operations Studies  (Major Code - IOST) 
Logistics Supply Chain Management  (Major Code - LGS) 
Network Technology (Major Code - NWT) 
Professional Administrative Assistant  (Major Code - PAA) 
Professional Pilot Technology  (Major Code - PPT) 
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Operator  (Major Code - UAVO) 
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician  (Major Code - UAVT) 
Welding Technology  (Major Code - WLD) 

Certificate Requirements

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who complete a certificate program outlined in the Cochise College catalog. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. A minimum of 25 percent of the required credits must be taken in residency at Cochise College for each Certificate of Completion granted.

Additional Associate Degrees

Students may earn additional associate degrees at Cochise College if they complete the following for each additional degree:

  • All requirements for the additional degree and
  • Sixteen additional Cochise College credits not used in other Cochise College degree(s).