An Associate Degree Program Designed for Adults
You have always wanted to earn your college degree, but family, work or other commitments come first. Well, we’ve heard what you had to say, so we designed a flexible affordable associate degree with you in mind. The Board of Governors AAS is a flexible degree designed for busy adults who want to earn a college degree. It can save countless hours and dollars in your quest to achieve your educational goals by awarding college credit for work and life experiences. The Board of Governors AAS degree is one of several pathways into our Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) Degree. You can construct an individualized educational degree plan by combining:
- Previously earned college credits
- Credit earned for work and life experiences and current on-the-job experience through co-operative education.
- Credits awarded through standardized testing (CLEP, DANTES, etc)
- Traditional or distance courses offered through West Virginia’s community and technical colleges
Your educational plan can be as individual as you are, and best of all, the program’s flexibility allows you to complete your degree at your own pace.
Portfolio Evaluation – Credit for Work and Life Experiences
What you already know may be worth college credit. Adults continually learn new skills in many situations-on the job, through travel, reading, volunteering and special interests. Get a head start on your degree program by completing a portfolio for prior work and life experiences. The portfolio process can validate your college level learning experiences and credentials as well as save precious time. The portfolio process is convenient, flexible and cost effective. Applying for portfolio credit evaluation:
- Schedule an appointment with the college program coordinator for an advising session
- Compile required documentation for your portfolio
- Submit your completed portfolio for credit evaluation
- Pay evaluation fee ($300)
Contact ude.puvwnull@ptn to set up an appointment to discuss portfolio and other options for prior work and life experiences.
Students are eligible for admission to the program two years after high school graduation. Students must not hold a degree from an accredited institution nor be enrolled simultaneously in another degree program. See the Admissions Checklist for details. If this is just the beginning for you and you plan to continue your education, this degree is a pathway into our Regents Bachelor or Arts Degree.
Board of Governors – AAS Board of Governors AAS Program Requirements: Total Credit Hours: 60 General Education-21 credit hours (15 WVU Parkersburg credits needed)
- Communications – 6 hours
- Social Science/Humanities – 6 hours
- Computer literacy – 3 hours
- Math/Science – 6 hours
General Electives-39 credit hours Credit hour requirements may be met through a variety of means:
- Traditional coursework
- Work and life experiences
- Standardized exams
- Institutional challenge exams
- Military training (must order transcripts)
- Evaluation of non-collegiate sponsored instruction