Diplomas are awarded for successful completion of 31-72 semester college-level credits and are intended for students who desire entry-level employment skills or career advancement.

Students in diploma programs are required to complete technical courses as well as general education courses. A minimum of 24 credits shall be in occupational or technical courses. At least one-third of the credits shall be taught by the faculty recommending the award.

*An AAS degree may be awarded in any diploma program with completion of approved general education classes.