Associate in Arts Requirements
To qualify for the Associate in Arts degree, a student must:
1. Complete 60 semester hours of academic work exclusive of: courses numbered 3000 or above, nontransferable
occupational courses, and basic physical education courses that are in a planned program outlined in this
2. Complete an approved general education program of not fewer than 36 semester hours.
3. Achieve a grade point average of not less than 2.0 in all courses taken at Florida Keys Community College as well
as on the summation of all courses attempted at all institutions attended.
The grade of “D”will be accepted for transfer to Florida four-year colleges and universities (provided the overall grade point
average does not drop below the prescribed 2.0 level), and will count towards the baccalaureate in the same way as “D”
grades obtained by students enrolled in the first two years of Florida’s universities, i.e. credit required for the baccalaureate.
However, it is at the discretion of the department or college of the university offering the major, whether or not courses
with “D” grades in the major, will satisfy requirements in the major field.
Vocational Program Requirements (A.S., A.A.S, Certificate)
To qualify to complete a vocational program, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 60 semester hours in an
Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degree program, or a minimum of 30 semester hours in a Certificate
Program, as specified in a prescribed program of study outlined in this catalog.
Military Contract for a Degree
Students currently on active military duty may “contract for a degree” through the Service Members Opportunity
Colleges at Florida Keys Community College. The Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar will assist the service person in
contracting for the degree. The contract will specify the course of study to be pursued and the appropriate learning options.
The College will continue to guide the service person’s educational planning should it become necessary for the student to
enroll in another institution. The service person will be permitted to transfer in reverse appropriate credits earned at other
institutions. The service person must complete a minimum of 25% of the required work at FKCC. The appropriate degree or
certificate will be awarded upon successful fulfillment of the contract.
Additional Graduation Requirements Include:
A cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 must be attained on all work attempted at all institutions attended
and on all work attempted at Florida Keys Community College. When a student repeats a course, the most recent grade will
be used to determine his/her grade point average.
An application for graduation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office before the published deadline (see
the academic calendar). Commencement will be held once each year at the end of spring term. All students planning to
participate in the commencement ceremony must submit an application by the spring term deadline. Those students, who
plan to complete graduation requirements during the summer term III, may participate in the commencement ceremony if
they apply for graduation by the spring term deadline.
All financial or other obligations (including Admissions requirements) to the college must be satisfied prior to graduation.