2016-2017 Academic Catalog w/Addendum


There are two types of A.G.S. degrees:

1.   This first type of the A.G.S. degree is designed to meet individual career goals with no intent of transferring to baccalaureate degree programs. It consists of a broad program of both career and traditional transfer courses without the constraints of specialization. Transferability of this customized degree program depends upon the courses taken and the receiving institution. The A.G.S. degree is limited to 60 credits, and requires at least 30 semester hours of general education. Fifteen of these semester hours must be in prescribed general education courses labeled as those accepted in the State Guaranteed General Education Transfer and designated as such in the college catalog.

2.   The second type of the A.G.S. degree is used as a technical pre-professional transfer degree with a major field specified is designed for students to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program with junior standing, based on a written articulation agreement with one or more designated institutions. The course of study for the various fields of specialization must be outlined in the college catalog as well as the identification of the baccalaureate institution(s) that have agreed to accept the program in transfer. The A.G.S. Degree is limited to 60 credits, and requires at least 30 semester hours of general education. The other hours will be subject to the terms of the agreement with the baccalaureate institution(s).

Students that do NOT plan to transfer to a 4-year school, but who want to pursue a self-designed program of study may pursue an Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) Students selecting this program of study should work closely with an academic advisor to select coursework which meets their individual needs.

Associate of General Studies (A.G.S)


Upon admittance to MCC, all students entering any one of the College’s degree programs or those entering ENG 121, or any college-level math will be required to take an assessment/placement test.

Alternatively, if taken with the last 5 years, documentation of assessment/placement scores from another two-year Colorado college or ACT® scores of Reading 17, English 18, and Math 23 will meet the assessment requirement.


  • Minimum grade of "C" for each course
  • Minimum Cumulative MCC GPA of 2.0
  • Remedial or developmental courses do not apply
  • Minimum of 15 of these credits must be taken at MCC

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