Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science

"A flexible associate degree program for busy adults."

The Board of Governors AAS degree is a flexible degree completion opportunity 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.

You can construct an individualized educational degree plan by combining:

  • Previously earned college credits
  • Credit earned for work and life experiences
  • 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 want.  And best of all, the program's flexibility  allows you to complete your degree at your own pace.

 Handbook - Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science

Admission Requirements

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.


There is no special application fee for admission into the program.  Registration and service fees for enrollment in courses are assessed according to the established fee schedule at each institution.  A fee of $300 is charged for a portfolio evaluation of work and life experiences, and a $10.00 per credit hour posting fee is charged for credit awarded through this process.

Degree Requirements

The Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science program consists of 60 credit hours. These hours include 21 credit hours of General Education courses in communications, social science, computer literacy, and math/science; The remainder consists of 39 credit hours of General Electives which may be met through your individual educational degree plan.

For more information, please contact one of West Virginia's community and technical colleges or the Community & Technical College System of WV at 866.TWO.YEAR (866-896-9327).