Degree Requirements

 

 

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A student may select a concentration program under one of four Associate Degrees:

Associate in Applied Science       Associate in Arts

Associate in General Studies        Associate in Science

 

The Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in General Studies (AGS) degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a baccalaureate degree.  All degrees and concentrations available at LCC are described in this catalog.

 

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is for students who plan to seek employment after completing an associate degree in a professional/technical area.

 

The AAS degree may transfer only to specific degree programs at selected colleges and universities.  Generally, this degree will only apply toward a bachelor’s degree for which the purpose is technology occupations.  Students should seek degree program evaluation, analysis, and advice from the institution to which they plan to transfer.

 

The minimum requirements are incorporated into each program in the following section of the catalog.  The student’s academic adviser must approve substitutions for concentration requirements.  All substitutions must be approved by the Registrar.  Developmental courses will not be counted toward fulfilling degree requirements.  A minimum of 60 credit hours is required for all associate degrees, but many concentrations require more than 60 hours.

 

In addition to associate degrees, some programs offer certificates.  A certificate can be earned for specific programs ranging from 16-37 credit hours.  Certificates are offered in Business and Technology and other specific programs. 

 

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The Partnership for Learning and Networking (PLAN) is a collaborative set of 2+2 baccalaureate degree completion programs developed by Washburn University to expand access to higher education throughout Kansas.

 

The PLAN programs allow you to complete an associate degree at Labette Community College and then a bachelor’s degree from Washburn University in another two years without traveling to Topeka for classes.  The 2+2 PLAN degree programs include the:

Ψ      Bachelor of Integrated Studies

Ψ      Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ψ      Bachelor of Health Science

Ψ      Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Ψ      Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Administration

 

These degree programs require completion of an associate degree from Labette Community College and a minimum of 60 semester credit hours from Washburn or an accredited four-year university with 45 upper division hours from Washburn University.  All of the required Washburn University courses are offered via the Internet, interactive television (ITV), or other instructional media.

 

For more information you can contact the Director of Student Support Services at Labette Community College, (620) 820-1149.  At Washburn University you may contact Janet Groundwater http://janet.groundwater@washburn.edu, or at (800) 633-0291, extension 1652.

 

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Labette Community College also has an Articulation Agreement with Emporia State University (ESU).  Students can get an associate degree from Labette Community College and transfer into ESU’s Integrated Studies Degree, an online Bachelor’s degree.  Visit http://www.emporia.edu/liflong/onlinestudy/index.htm for more information.

 

The Southeast Kansas (SEK) System of Higher Education is offering an associate degree online.  Students wishing to earn a System degree should contact the Admissions Office of the college or university from which they wish to graduate for enrollment, financial aid, registration, and other information.  You may visit the following websites of the colleges and universities in Southeast Kansas that offer online courses toward this degree:

 

Allen County Community College  http://www.allencc.edu

Coffeyville Community College  http://www.coffeyville.edu

Emporia State University  http://www.emporia.edu

Fort Scott Community College  http://www.fortscott.edu

Independence Community College  http://www.indycc.edu

Labette Community College  http://www.labette.edu

Neosho County Community  College  http://www.neosho.edu

Pittsburg State University  http://www.pittstate.edu

 

 

Attention Transfer Students

LCC has transfer agreements with all major Kansas universities and colleges to ensure the transferability of general education courses.  Students should work with their adviser to select the appropriate type and number of general education courses required by the university or college they plan to attend.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.labette.cc.ks.us/trnsfer.htm

 

 

 

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Associate in Arts Degree - Labette Community College

A minimum of 60 credit hours is required

Concentration Requirements: - A minimum of 15 credit hours needed

For concentration requirements, please see specific concentration

Concentration/General Education Electives: - A minimum of 6 credit hours needed

            Electives can be concentration or general education

For concentration electives, please see specific concentration

Orientation Course:

Must be taken by first-time, full-time students

General Education Requirements:  - A minimum of 16 credit hours needed

EG  1513   English Composition I (3)

EG  1514   English Composition II (3)

CO  1560   Fundamentals Of Speech (3)

MA 1719   College Algebra (3) or higher

PE   0773   Lifetime Fitness (1)

Computer Elective (3)

Natural/Physical Science Elective(s): - A minimum of 5 credit hours needed

            Must include a lab - See page 51 for a list of electives

Humanities Elective(s): - A minimum of 12 credit hours needed

            Must select from at least two (2) different areas -      See page 51 for a list of electives

Social and Behavioral Science Elective(s): - A minimum of 6 credit hours needed

            See page 51 for a list of electives

Exit Assessment is required for graduation

Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements

 

 

 

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Associate in Science Degree - Labette Community College

A minimum of 60 credit hours is required

Concentration Requirements: - A minimum of 15 credit hours needed

For concentration requirements, please see specific concentration

Concentration/General Education Electives: - A minimum of 12 credit hours needed

            Electives can be concentration or general education

For concentration electives, please see specific concentration

Orientation Course:

Must be taken by first-time, full-time students

General Education Requirements: - A minimum of 16 credit hours needed

EG  1513   English Composition I (3)

EG  1514   English Composition II (3)

CO  1560   Fundamentals Of Speech (3)

MA 1719   College Algebra (3) or higher

PE   0773   Lifetime Fitness (1)

Computer Elective (3)

Natural/Physical Science Elective(s): - A minimum of 5 credit hours needed

            Must include a lab

            See page 51 for a list of electives

Humanities Elective(s): - A minimum of 6 credit hours needed

            See page 51 for a list of electives

Social and Behavioral Science Elective(s): - A minimum of 6 credit hours needed

            See page 51 for a list of electives

Exit Assessment is required for graduation

Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements

 

 

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Associate in Applied Science Degree - Labette Community College

A minimum of 60 credit hours is required

Concentration Requirements: - A minimum of 24 credit hours needed

For concentration requirements, please see specific concentration

Concentration/Contextual/General Education Electives: - A minimum of 15 credit hours needed

            Electives can be concentration, contextual, or general education

For concentration or contextual electives, please see specific concentration

Orientation Course:

Must be taken by first-time, full-time students

General Education Requirements: - A minimum of 9 credit hours needed

EG  1513   English Composition I (3)

 

EG  1514   English Composition II (3) or

BA  0545   Business Communication (3) or

CO  1560   Fundamentals Of Speech (3)

 

MA 1707   Applied Mathematics (3) or

MA 1719   College Algebra (3) or higher

General Education Elective(s): - A maximum of 12 credit hours needed

            See page 51 for a list of electives

Exit Assessment is required for graduation

Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements

All AAS students are required to meet with their adviser to review and sign the KS Vocational Program Competency Form prior to graduation

 

 

 

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Associate in General Studies Degree - Labette Community College

A minimum of 60 credit hours is required

Concentration Requirements:

A minimum of 15 credit hours

Orientation Course:

Must be taken by first-time, full-time students

General Education Requirements: - A minimum of 16 credit hours needed

EG  1513   English Composition I (3)

EG  1514   English Composition II (3)

CO  1560   Fundamentals Of Speech (3)

MA 1719   College Algebra (3) or higher

PE   0773   Lifetime Fitness (1)

Computer Elective (3)

Natural/Physical Science Elective(s): - A minimum of 5 credit hours needed

            Must include a lab

            See page 51 for a list of electives

Humanities Elective(s): - A minimum of 6 credit hours needed

            See page 51 for a list of electives

Social and Behavioral Science Elective(s): - A minimum of 6 credit hours needed

            See page 51 for a list of electives

General Education Electives: - A minimum of 12 credit hours needed

            See page 51 for a list of electives

Exit Assessment is required graduation

Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements

 

 

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Department/Concentration Information

Each course LCC offers has a distinct course title and course number.  The course number includes a two-letter department code followed by a four-digit number.  Below is a descriptive list of the two-letter department codes and information about the departments/concentrations.

 

Two-Letter Code

Department

Name

Concentration Details Page

Degree(s) Assigned

Course Descriptions Pages

AC

Accounting

52

AS

109

AG

Agriculture

*

AA

109

AM

Automotive Technology

*

*

111-112

AR

Art

53

AA

110-111

BA

Business Administration

55

AS

113

BI

Biological Science

54

AS

112-113

BS

Business & Industry

*

*

138-139

CH

Chemistry

56

AS

114-115

CJ

Criminal Justice

65-70

AS, AAS, Cert.

121-123

CM

Commercial Music

57-59

AAS

115-118

CO

Communication

60

AA

118-119

CS

Computer Science

61-64

AS, AAS, Cert.

119-121

DR

Drafting

*

*

124

EC

Economics

108

AA

124

ED

Education

71-75

AS, Cert.

124-126

ED

Geography

*

*

132

EG

English

77

AA

126-128

ER

Engineering

95

AS

162

ET

Engineering Technology

76

AS

*

FI

Financial Services

78

AAS

128-130

FL

Foreign Language

*

*

131-132

FS

Fire Science

*

*

130-131

GD

Graphic Design

79

AAS

132-134

HC

Health Care

*

*

134-136

HE

Home Economics

*

*

137-138

HS

History

80

AA

137

HU

Humanities

*

*

*

IT

Industrial Technology

*

*

*

LC

Student Success Center

*

*

170-171

MA

Mathematics

81

AS

139-141

ME

Management

*

*

138

MF

Manufacturing

*

*

139

MM

Multimedia

82

AAS

141

MU

Music

83

AA

142-147

NR

Nursing Education

84-85

AAS

147-149

OE

Office Technology

86-91

AAS, Cert.

149-152

OT

Special Interest

*

*

169-170

PC

Plumbing/Heating/Cooling

*

*

*

PE

Physical Education

94

AS

157-161

PH

Physics

95

AS

162

PL

Political Science/Gov

*

*

162-163

PM

Pharmacy Technology

*

*

*

PP

Paraprofessional

92-93

AAS, Cert.

152-156

PR

Philosophy

*

*

156-157

PS

Physical Science

*

*

161-162

PY

Psychology

108

AA

163

RA

Radiography

104-105

AAS

163-165

RC

Respiratory Care

106-107

AAS

166-168

RE

Religion

*

*

166

SO

Sociology

108

*

168-169

SS

Social Science

108

AA

*

TH

Theatre

*

*

172

*

Preprofessional Services

96-103

AS

*

                                                                          * = not applicable

 

 

 

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General Education Electives

Humanities Electives

 

■ Natural & Physical Sciences Electives

► Art

 

► Natural Science

– AR   1011          Art Appreciation (3)

 

– BI      0412         Anatomy & Physiology (5)

– AR   1028          Art History I (3)

 

– BI      0401         Biology (3) (no lab)

– AR   1029          Ceramics I (3)

 

– BI      0431         Biology (5)

– AR   1010          Ceramics II (3)

 

– BI      0402         General Botany (5)

– AR   1024          Design I (3)

 

– BI      0411         Microbiology (5)

– AR   1017          Design II (3)

 

– BI      0407         General Zoology (5)

– AR   1034          Drawing I (3)

 

► Physical Science

– AR   1035          Drawing II (3)

 

– CH     1951         Introduction to Chemistry (5)

– AR   1021          Painting I (3)

 

– CH     1961         College Chemistry I (5)

– AR   1022          Painting II (3)

 

– CH     1962         College Chemistry II (5)

– AR   1012          Beginning Photography I (3)

 

– CH     1972         Organic Chemistry I (5)

– AR   1013          Beginning Photography II (3)

 

– CH     1995         Organic Chemistry II (5)

– AR   1030          Sculpture I (3)

 

– PH     1931         College Physics I (5)

– HU   5921          Introduction to the Humanities (3)

 

– PH     1932         College Physics II (5)

► English

 

– PH     0901         Engineering Physics I (5)

– EG    1570          Creative Writing (3)

 

– PH     0902         Engineering Physics II (5)

– EG    1523          Literature I:  P&D (3)

 

– PS      1911         Physical Science (5)

– EG    1524          Literature II:  P&F (3)

 

■ Social & Behavioral Sciences Electives

– EG    1541          Film Appreciation (3)

 

► Anthropology & Sociology

– EG    1539          Science Fiction (3)

 

– SO     1350         Marriage and Family (3)

– EG    1520          Intro to Western Literature (3)

 

– SO     2283         Social Problems (3)

– EG    1526          General Literature (3)

 

– SO     2280         Sociology (3)

– EG    1540          The Novel (3)

 

– SO     2220         Anthropology (3)

– HU   5921          Introduction to the Humanities (3)

 

► Economics

► Foreign Language

 

– EC     2249         Issues in Today’s Economy (3)

– FL    1121          French I (5) I/O

 

– EC     2241         Macroeconomics (3)

– FL    1122          French II (5) I/O

 

– EC     2242         Microeconomics (3)

– FL    1131          German I (5) I/O

 

► Geography

– FL    1132          German II (5) I/O

 

– ED     0911         World Regional Geography (3)

– FL    1161          Russian I (5) I/O

 

► Political Science

– FL    1162          Russian II (5) I/O

 

– PL      2270         American Government (3)

– FL    1152          Spanish I (5)

 

– PL      2271         State and Local Government (3)

– FL    1153          Spanish II (5)

 

► Psychology

► History

 

– PY     2090         Developmental Psychology (3)

– HS    2251          American History to 1877 (3)

 

– PY     2010         General Psychology (3)

– HS    2252          American History Since 1877 (3)

 

– PY     2091         Psychology of Adjustment (3)

– HS    2260          Kansas History (3)

 

 

– HS    2253          World Civilization to 1500 (3)

 

 

– HS    2254          World Civilization Since 1500 (3)

 

 

► Music

 

 

– MU   1063          Music Literature (3)

 

 

– MU   1051          Music Appreciation (3)

 

 

– MU   1053          Music Theory I (3)

 

 

– MU   1092          History of Jazz and Rock (3)

 

■ Other General Education Electives

– HU   5921          Introduction to the Humanities (3)

 

– CS     0715         Computer Concepts & Appl. (3)

► Philosophy & Religion

 

– MA    1720         Elementary Statistics (3)

– PR    1593          Introduction to Logic (3)

 

– BA     0501         Introduction to Business (3)

– PR    1591          Philosophy I (3)

 

 

– RE    1510          Comparative World Religions (3)

 

 

– HU   5921          Introduction to the Humanities (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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