2.56 – Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

A. Purpose

Establish guidelines for the obtainment of a Certificate of Achievement.

B. Policy

The Certificate of Achievement is awarded to a student completing the established requirements.

C. Procedures

Each program certificate requires at least 30 credit hours of coursework.

Each certificate is earned after completing the requirements stated in the student’s assigned catalog.

Through the Curriculum Committee, procedures have been developed to allow for curriculum revisions that may apply to the Certificate of Achievement.

Certificate requirements are subject to approval by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

In order for a Certificate of Achievement to be awarded, a minimum of nine (9) hours must be completed in residence. An institutional grade point average of 2.00 is required for graduation.

D. Definitions

In Residence: The requirement that a minimum number of credit hours must be earned through classes offered by any modality at the college.

E. Authority

This policy is maintained under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

F. Related Policies

2.09 – Course Credit Hour

2.16 – Dual Credit Delivery Policy

G. Implementation

Policy approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on 12/16/17. Revised on 6/4/19.

Purpose, Procedures, Definitions, Authority, and Related Policies approved and adopted by the Cabinet on 11/07/17. Revised on 9/9/19, 12/12/19.

Set for review in fiscal year 2025 – 2026.