General Graduation Requirements

PCCUA will award an associate degree or a technical certificate to students who satisfy all specified requirements. Students completing requirements in a college or university parallel program may be awarded the Associate of Arts Degree. Students completing a two-year program in occupational education may be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students completing a one-year occupational program may be awarded a technical certificate. Students graduate in December and May. An annual commencement is held in May in Phillips and Arkansas Counties.

An associate degree or technical certificate will be awarded to students who satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of approved credit toward the desired associates degree; complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours of approved credit toward the desired technical certificate. Associate of Arts degree candidates are required to participate in the general education outcomes assessment before graduation.

    At least thirty (30) credit hours or the last fifteen (15) hours toward an AA or an AAS degree must be earned from PCCUA. At least half of the credit hours toward a technical certificate must be earned from PCCUA.
  2. Earn a grade point average of 2.0 or above on all college-level work completed. Exceptions are Nursing and MLT programs.
  3. File an application for graduation with an advisor.
  4. Fulfill financial obligations to the College.