Career and technical education programs give students practical training for jobs
that require specific skills and knowledge in order to meet employers' needs. Through
these training programs, students may earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
degree or an Occupational Certificate. The degree
program normally requires two years of study; certificates require one year or less.
(A.A.S.) degree candidate must complete a minimum of 90 quarter hours of program
requirements with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better; however, many programs
require more than the minimum. The candidate must have earned at least 30 hours
from Community Colleges of Spokane. A minimum of 3 credits must be completed in the
related instruction areas of communications, computation
and human relations/leadership. Applicable safety and hygiene requirements must be completed.
A student possessing proven competencies in the program requirements and/or related
instruction area may be granted advanced standing. Advanced standing placements
must be approved by the appropriate associate dean. All credits and grade points
received from the time the student enters the program are used for GPA calculation.