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    Irvine Valley College
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Graduation Requirements


  • Earning a Certificate
    • Waiver of Certificate Requirements, Application for Evaluation, Certificates of Achievement, Certificates of Proficiency
  • Earning an Associate Degree  
    • Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees, Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), Multiple Majors
  • Associate Degree Graduation Requirements  
    • Filing Deadlines, CSU GE Breadth and IGETC Certification, Commencement, Second Degree Requirements

Earning a Certificate

Note: This section contains information about earning a certificate. To view a list of all available IVC certificates, visit Program, Degree and Certificate List .

Irvine Valley College awards certificates in the technological, applied, and business sciences to students who complete the courses specified for each program. Curriculum is developed by the faculty in cooperation with advisory committees comprised of business and industry representatives to ensure students develop competencies needed for employment.

Waiver of Certificate Requirements

Students with previous educational or vocational experience who wish to waive a required course in a certificate program will be expected to verify equivalency by completing credit-by-exam or by petitioning for course substitutions. See counselor for assistance.

Application for Evaluation

Certificates are not awarded automatically. Students who expect to earn a certificate from the college must log on to MySite to submit an online application for evaluation with the Office of Admissions and Records. Responsibility for submitting this application rests with the student, and transcripts for all college work attempted must be on file for the application to be considered. 

Students who complete a certificate of achievement (but not those who complete the certificate of proficiency) may participate in commencement. Information about graduation, including application deadlines, is available online on the admissions page of the college’s website.

Certificates of Achievement

Certificates of achievement are granted for the completion of a specified program, or specified courses. These state-approved certificates acknowledge workplace competencies and job readiness. Certificates of achievement are transcripted on the student’s academic record at the college.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The specific course requirements for each certificate of achievement are listed in the degree and certificate section of this catalog. In many, but not all cases, the courses that compose the certificate of achievement program are the same as those that compose the major for the associate degree. 

To earn the certificate of achievement students must

  1. Complete all of the courses in the certificate program with grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” or “P.”
  2. Complete a minimum of 12 units in the certificate program at Irvine Valley College.
  3. Submit an online application for evaluation (in MySite) with the Office of Admissions and Records in order to receive the certificate.

Certificate of Achievement in California State University General Education-Breadth (CSUGE-Breadth):

Students may earn a certificate of achievement by completing a minimum of 39 units of the California State University (CSU) General Education Certification pattern (2017-18 CSU General Education Requirements ). For the most current version of this chart, please consult a counselor.

Certificate of Achievement in Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC):

Students may earn a certificate of achievement by completing a minimum of 37 units of the IGETC pattern (2017-18 IGETC Requirements ). For the most current version of this chart, please consult a counselor.

Certificates of Proficiency

Certificates of proficiency are granted for the completion of a specified program, or specified courses, whose total requirement is less than 18 units. These locally approved certificates are designed to acknowledge basic workplace competencies and job readiness for students who are entering the workforce or upgrading their job skills. Certificates of proficiency are not transcripted or recorded on the student’s academic record at the college.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements

The specific course requirements for each certificate of proficiency are listed in the degree and certificate section of this catalog.

To earn the certificate of proficiency students must

  1. Complete all of the courses in the certificate program with grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” or “P.” 

  2. Complete a minimum of 12 units in the certificate program at Irvine Valley College. If the total requirement for the certificate of proficiency is less than 12 units, students must complete all of the courses at Irvine Valley College. See counselor for assistance. 

  3. Submit an online application for evaluation (in MySite) with the Office of Admissions and Records in order to receive the certificate.