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    Jun 13, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2024-2025 
MCCC College Catalog 2024-2025

Graduation and Degree Requirements

General Requirements for Graduation

Upon successful completion of an approved plan of study and provided the following requirements have been fulfilled, the student will be awarded an associate degree from Monroe County Community College. Students will be allowed to opt out if they choose not to graduate automatically.

  • The student must earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit, 15 of which must be earned at Monroe County Community College.
  • The student must attain a cumulative grade point average of “C” or higher (2.000 or higher on a 4.000 scale) at graduation.
  • The student must meet the general education requirements for his or her program of study - as specified in the Monroe County Community College catalog - under which the student has applied for graduation.
  • The student may fulfill requirements for graduation using any Monroe County Community College catalog published during their period of attendance, with the limitation that no student may use a catalog more than 10 years old at the time of graduation. Exceptions may be considered by the appropriate administrator.

General Requirements for Graduation From a Certificate Program

The student must attain a grade point average of “C” or higher (2.000 or higher on a 4.000 scale) at graduation in the course work required for the certificate.

About MCCC Degrees and Programs

Any MCCC degree may be earned by fulfilling the general requirements and the requirements specific to the individual degree (AS, AA, AAS, AFA). This type of degree is called an undesignated degree and appears on the transcript as the degree only. In addition to earning the specific degree, students who complete one of the occupational degree programs will have the program designation entered on their transcript along with the degree.

Specific program outlines which reflect a high level of specialization are listed elsewhere in this catalog. Deviation from degree requirements or from a specified program may be made only with approval of the division dean, the vice president of instruction or their designee.

Global Studies Degree Designation

The Global Studies Degree Designation is a co-curicular program wit a mission dedicated to providing students opportunities to enhance their global knowledge, awareness and perspective in a variety of disciplines and prepare them for citizenship in an increasingly globally connected world.

Most of the requirements of the Global Studies Degree Designation can be met while the student pursues their chosen degree requirements as stated in their chosen degree program or transfer guidelines. Students accomplish this by selecting courses from an approved list of satisfier courses offered from multiple disciplines to meet their graduation, departmental and distribution course requirements, in addition to selecting particular elective courses to fulfill the Global Studies Degree Designation course requirements. Courses that meet these requirements are designated in the MCCC College Catalog as a satisfier course for the Global Studies Degree Designation. The remaining requirements are completed through activities approved by the Global Studies Coordinator.  

Global Studies Curriculum Outcomes

Students who complete the Global Studies Degree Designation will be able to

  • Demonstrate awareness of global cultures, issues, processes, trends or systems. 
  • Explain global issues from multiple perspectives and world views. 
  • Participate in international experiences, interactions, activities or events related to global cultures or issues.

Getting Started

To get started in earning a Global Studies Degree Designation, complete a Global Studies designation application and plan your program in conjunction with your program advisor or the Global Studies Coordinator. See for additional information.

Honors Designation

MCCC has an Honors Program that provides high-achieving and highly motivated students with opportunities for service leadership, community-based civic-engagement and advanced academic scholarship. Students who complete the requirements for the program will receive an Honors Designation on their transcript.

Honors Program Curriculum Outcomes

Students in the Honors Program will focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership - Students will demonstrate leadership skills by taking initiative, working effectively in teams for a common purpose, and involving and motivating others.
  • Citizenship - Students will demonstrate engagement with the civic life of the local or global community and promote quality of life in their communities through political or non-political processes.
  • Scholarship - Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire, analyze, and synthesize knowledge in a field of study or from multiple disciplines, using appropriate methodologies and theoretical frameworks, to present a unique contribution to a field (or multiple fields) of study.

Getting Started

To begin your journey in earning an Honors Designation, complete an application for membership into the Honors Program.

If you are a new incoming freshman, you are eligible for the Honors Program if you meet the following criteria.


  1. Have been admitted to MCCC and are eligible for the Trustee Merit Scholarship Program
  2. Have at least a 3.5 high school GPA
  3. Have completed an application for the Honors Program that includes two letters of recommendation and an essay demonstrating academic ability.

Applications can be obtained from the honors coordinator, Edmund LaClair. Request them via e-mail at or pick them up in person in Room 241 of the Campbell Academic Center (please make an appointment ahead of time).

Existing students eligible to join the Honors Program may contact the honors coordinator directly.

Following review and acceptance, the Honors Program coordinator will assist you in outlining your curriculum towards fulfillment of requirements and completion of your degree. For more information, contact the Honors Program coordinator at or 734.384.4238.

General Education

General education unites students from diverse areas of study in the pursuit of knowledge that community college graduates should possess. At Monroe County Community College, general education courses are the foundation of each associate degree. To earn an associate degree from MCCC, students must demonstrate competency in the following areas: Critical Thinking, Communication, and Social and Cultural Awareness.