Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Earning Multiple Awards

Kirkwood confers certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. The awards are earned in progression based on the numbers of credit hours required to complete a program of study.

A student may earn, and the college will confer, one award per term. A student may earn additional certificates, diplomas or degrees in subsequent terms by earning the following minimum hours in resident course work, along with the other requirements of the award:


6 semester hours


8 semester hours

Associate degree

12 semester hours

When the sequencing and frequency of offering required courses results in a student having to simultaneously work on more than one award, the appropriate department may recommend granting an exception to this policy.