Degrees & Certificates

Clarendon College grants the following:
1. Associate in Arts Degree
2. Associate in Science Degree
3. Associate in Applied Science Degree
4. Certificate of Technology
5. Certificate of Completion

The curriculum for the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science Degrees are designed for the student planning to transfer to a senior college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded for successful completion of a two-year work force education program with prescribed occupational competencies.

The Certificate of Technology and the Certificate of Completion are awarded for successful completion of competencies and curriculum in a work force education program of less than two years in length.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

THE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE

The Associate in Arts Degree from Clarendon College will be granted to the student who makes formal application for graduation and completes the following requirements:

  1. The student must complete a minimum of 62 semester hours of college-level credit.*
  2. The student must complete all core curriculum / general education requirements for graduation or all courses in a THECB approved Field of Study curriculum.
  3. The student must earn at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree at Clarendon College.
  4. The student must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average on all work from Clarendon College.
  5. The student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative, unless exempt.
  6. The student must successfully complete a minimum of two physical education activity courses, unless a substitution for this requirement is petitioned for and approved by the Dean of Instruction.
  7. The student must have satisfactorily settled all college financial obligations.

*Developmental courses may not be counted or used as hours toward the Associate in Arts Degree.

THE ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE

The Associate in Science Degree from Clarendon College will be granted to the student who makes formal application for graduation and completes the following requirements:

  1. The student must complete a minimum of 62 semester hours of college-level credit.*
  2. The student must complete all core curriculum / general education requirements for graduation or all courses in a THECB approved Field of Study curriculum.
  3. The student must earn at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree at Clarendon College.
  4. The student must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average on all work from Clarendon College.
  5. The student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative, unless exempt.
  6. The student must successfully complete a minimum of two physical education activity courses, unless a substitution for this requirement is petitioned for and approved by the Dean of Instruction.
  7. The student must have satisfactorily settled all college financial obligations.

*Developmental courses may not be counted or used as hours toward the Associate in Science Degree.

THE ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE

The Associate in Applied Science Degree from Clarendon College will be granted to the student who makes formal application for graduation and completes the following requirements:

  1. The student must complete a minimum of 62 semester hours of college-level credit.* As part of the minimum 62 semester hour degree requirement, the student must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education courses. The core of general education courses must include at least one course from each of the following areas: Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences / Mathematics.
  2. The student must complete the prescribed competencies and curriculum for a two-year occupational or workforce education program as outlined in the degree plan (Clarendon College Catalog).
  3. The student must earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours required for the degree and at least 50 percent of the technical/workforce education courses required for the degree at Clarendon College.
  4. The Student must have a 2.0 grade point average on all work from Clarendon College.
  5. The student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative, unless exempt.
  6. The student must have satisfactorily settled all college financial obligations.

*Developmental courses may not be counted or used as hours towards the Associate in Applied Science Degree.

THE CERTIFICATE OF TECHNOLOGY

The Certificate of Technology from Clarendon College will be granted to the student who makes formal application for graduation and completes the following requirements:

  1. The student must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours.
  2. The student must complete the prescribed technical competencies and curriculum for the work force education or occupational program as outlined in the Clarendon College Catalog.*
  3. The student must earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours required for the degree and at least 50 percent of the technical/workforce education courses required for the degree at Clarendon College.
  4. The student must have a 2.0 grade point average on all work from Clarendon College.
  5. The student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative, unless exempt.
  6. The student must have satisfactorily settled all college financial obligations.

*Developmental courses may not be counted or used as hours toward the Certificate of Technology

THE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

The Certificate of Completion from Clarendon College will be granted to the student who has made formal application for graduation and who completes the following requirements:

  1. The student must complete the prescribed technical competencies and curriculum for the work force education or occupational program as outlined in the Clarendon College Catalog.*
  2. The student must earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours required for the degree and at least 50 percent of the technical/workforce education courses required for the degree at Clarendon College.
  3. The student must have a 2.0 grade point average on all work from Clarendon College.**
  4. The student must have satisfactorily settled all college financial obligations.

*Developmental courses may not be counted or used as hours towards the Certificate of Completion.
**Students completing a Certificate of Completion in Vocational Nursing must earn a 'C' or better in each nursing course and each related course.

CORE CURRICULUM

Included in the degree requirements for the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees at Clarendon College is a basic core of general education courses or a core curriculum. The purpose of the Clarendon College core curriculum is to provide the skills, knowledge, and perspectives that help define the educated person. The core emphasizes the basic intellectual competencies of reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking as well as broad intellectual perspectives including historical consciousness, multi-cultural awareness, numerical  comprehension and analysis, and concern about ethics, aesthetics, and values. These competencies are designed not only to help students understand and appreciate their heritage, but also to enable them to prepare for responsible citizenship and successful living in a rapidly changing and highly technological world. Competency in each of the core components is established by successful completion of the core courses which are required for the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science Degree.

In accordance with the laws of the State of Texas and the guidelines and procedures established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), all Texas public colleges and universities are required to establish a core curriculum. The law and the established guidelines indicate that if a student completes the core curriculum at one public college or university within the State of Texas, that block of courses may be transferred to any other public college or university within the State of Texas and must be substituted for the receiving institution’s core curriculum. Further, in accordance with the law and the guidelines, a student shall receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred and may not be required to take additional core curriculum courses at the receiving institution, unless the THECB has approved a larger core curriculum for that institution.

The Clarendon College Core Curriculum consists of six areas: Communications, Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Computer Science. The Clarendon College Core Curriculum requirements are described below. These requirements must be met by every student pursuing an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree at Clarendon College.

CORE CURRICULUM / GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

COMMUNICATION                                                                         Semester Hrs.
ENGL 1301                                                                          3
ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311                                               3
SPCH 1315, 1318, or 1321                                               3

HUMANITIES
ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333 or PHIL 1316, 1317             3

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
ARTS 1303, DRAM 1310, DRAM 2361,
DRAM 2362, DRAM 2366, MUSI 1306,
MUSI 1304, MUSI 1308, or MUSI 1310                       3

MATHEMATICS
MATH 1314, MATH 1324, or MATH 2413                 3

NATURAL SCIENCES
BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, BIOL 1411,
BIOL 1413, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402,
BIOL 2421, CHEM 1311 (with CHEM 1111),
CHEM 1312 (with CHEM 1112), CHEM 2323
(with CHEM 2223), CHEM 2325 (with CHEM
2225), or AGRI 1415                                                          8

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
HISTORY                                                                             6
HIST 1301, HIST 1302, or HIST 2301
GOVERNMENT                                                                  6
GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306
SOCIAL OR BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE                         3
PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314, SOCI 1301,
SOCI 1306, ECON 2301, ECON 2302,
or AGRI 2317

COMPUTER SCIENCE
COSC 1401 or BCIS 1405                                                4

TOTAL REQUIRED CORE
CURRICULUM HOURS                                                   45