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Associate in Arts Degree
At Leeward Community College, students have the opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts Degree. This degree requires completion of 60 credits. A maximum of 48 transfer credits earned at other colleges may be applied towards the degree. A cumulative grade point average: 2.0 or higher for all courses numbered 100 or above completed at Leeward CC.
The program is broken up into 3 sections: general education (31 credits), electives (26 credits), and Leeward graduation requirements (2 writing intensive courses in any discipline, 1 Hawaiian, Asian, or Pacific focus course and 3 credits oral communication). This degree is very broad, but also extremely customizable. Some of the more basic courses students must take are courses such as Mathematics, Philosophy, Writing, and Communication. Students wanting to take courses outside the AA degree curriculum may consult with the appropriate Division Chair and Dean to be granted approval.
This is an ideal degree for any student interested pursuing an entry-level position at a variety of businesses. It is also a good step for those students who may be unsure about their future career path. The curriculum aims to expose students to a wide range of topics and help students become versatile candidates in the work force.
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