Degrees & Certificates offered
Kalamazoo Valley offers two types of associate degrees and two types of certificates. To be awarded a degree or certificate, a student must complete all 100 level or higher course requirements and have an overall 2.0 GPA. For example Math 096 or Eng 098 are not considered 100 level or higher courses and therefore will not count toward degree requirements. Please contact the counseling office for further degree/certificate completion requirements.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
A degree requiring completion of 62 credit hours or more that prepares the graduate for immediate employment.
The Associate of Arts or of Science (AA or AS) Degree
A degree requiring completion of 62 credit hours or more that prepares the graduate to transfer to a baccalaureate-degree granting college or university.
A one-year certificate requiring completion of 30 credit hours or more that prepares a graduate for a specialized occupation.
Certificate of Achievement
A certificate requiring fewer courses than a regular certificate program which provides a graduate with training in a specific set of job or employment skills.
Programs of Study
A program of study is referred to as a major, which is particular to a specific field. For example, psychology, engineering, communications, etc.
The Associate of Applied Science and Certificates
Prepares students with the skills to go immediately into the workforce. Each link will provide you with a curriculum guide of each program. If you cannot find the program of your choice, please contact the counseling office for more information and assistance.
The Associate of Arts or Science (Transfer Programs)
Prepares students to transfer to other Michigan colleges and universities for completion of a bachelor's degree. Each school link will provide you with a link for curriculum guides for each school. If you cannot find the college or program of your choice, please contact the counseling office for more information and assistance. If you are interested in information about student and campus life, campus visits or transfer workshops, contact the Transfer Resource Center (Link).
Course Equivalency Guides (CEGs) show how courses transfer from Kalamazoo Valley to specific public in-state colleges or universities. Be aware that the transferability of a course does not indicate how the course will apply to meet requirements for specific bachelor's degrees. For help understanding the CEGs, please contact the counseling office for more information and assistance.