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Graduation Information
Commencement 2017 Commencement:

Application for Graduation:

All candidates for graduation must file a Graduation Application with Mustang Central. The purpose of this procedure is to allow the Registrar to check whether the student has satisfied all College requirements for graduation. Candidates have the option of meeting either the degree requirements listed in the catalog under which they initially register and complete the first semester (as long as there is continuous attendance) or the requirements as listed in the current catalog. Exceptions must be approved by the Vice President for Student Learning. View the application link above for the deadlines by which you need to submit the form.


Degrees and Certificates Offered:

The following degrees and certificates are offered at WWCC: Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, and Associate of Science primarily for those students planning to transfer to four-year and professional schools; Associate of Applied Science primarily for those completing vocational and technical programs; Associate Degree in Nursing; and Skills Proficiency Certificates in occupational areas. Students entering these programs will be permitted to complete their education at Western Wyoming Community College under the requirements listed in the catalog of the year in which they began their education (as long as there has been continuous attendance).


Requirements for Graduation:

The following general requirements must be completed before any degree or certificate may be granted.
  • The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) in all hours attempted at Western Wyoming Community College and all transfer hours if attendance at WWCC is one year or less.
  • The student must have completed fourteen hours of credit applicable to the degree or certificate through Western Wyoming Community College.

Assessment Requirement for Graduation:

All students graduating from WWCC with an associate degree must participate in assessment of student learning. Students must complete the following:
    Assessment Requirement
    • Enroll in HMDV 2411 NT to complete the requirement online through Mustang Cruiser. View the course announcements in Mustang Cruiser to ensure that you fulfill the requirements.

Candidates for Certificates:

Candidates for certificate programs must complete all courses listed under the program description for that certificate before the certificate will be awarded.


Requirements for Degrees and Certificates:

The College offers the following degrees and certificates. Click on the title to download a current checklist for that option.
  • Associate of Arts: This degree is primarily for students majoring in the humanities, arts, and social sciences and who plan to transfer to a four-year or professional school.
  • Associate of Fine Arts: This degree is for students majoring in art or musical theatre who plan to transfer to a four-year or professional school.
  • Associate of Science: This degree is primarily for students majoring in math, science, engineering, or business and who plan to transfer to a four year or professional school.
  • Associate of Applied Science: This degree is primarily for students majoring in occupational fields who do not plan to transfer following completion of the AAS Degree.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing: This degree allows the graduate to take the National Council Licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN).
  • Skills Proficiency Certificate: These certificates are given in various occupational areas and require completion of a defined group of courses.
To graduate, students must complete all requirements of their certificate program. Students may opt to graduate under the current catalog requirements or under those of the catalog in place the year they began attending Western Wyoming Community College as long as there has been continuous attendance.


General Requirements for All Degrees or Certificates:

Students must complete the following general requirements before the College will grant a degree or certificate.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (a "C" average) or better in all hours attempted at Western Wyoming Community College
  • At least 14 credit hours must be completed through Western Wyoming Community College
  • Generally no courses taken from WWCC for "S/U" grades may be used for graduation hours (does not include credit by exam, extra-institutional credit, or military credit, or approved S/U courses).

The Graduation Ceremony:

WWCC holds a graduation ceremony, called Commencement, on campus each year in May. Attendance at the graduation ceremony is required whether a student completes requirements in July, December, or May. Students with conflicts may simply write a letter explaining the conflict to be excused. Students pay the direct cost of diplomas and caps and gowns. Students will be notified annually of the actual cost. Students who are excused from attendance or do not complete graduation requirements will still owe costs after orders are placed in March.


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For more information, contact Mustang Central at (307) 382-1677 or mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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