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Graduation

Graduation Requirements

Candidates for degrees, diplomas, and certificates must comply with the following criteria:

1. Complete all degree, diploma and certificate program requirements. Credits must be earned in courses numbered 1000 or above. Note: Students are subject to the requirements listed in their program in effect at the time of or after their enrollment. When enrollment has been broken for one year, the student is subject to the degree, diploma, or certificate requirements as stated in their program that is current at the time of re-enrollment.grads

2. Achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 grading scale.

3. Fulfill all financial obligations to the college.

4. Complete a minimum of one-third of the required Central Lakes College. Credits of “S” grades will be limited to 30% of the total credits for the degree, diploma, or certificate.

5. Submit an Application for Graduation; Application forms are also available in the Records and Registration Office and also on the Forms page on the CLC Website.

6.Students who receive a 3.25-3.74 Cumulative GPA will graduate with honors. Students who receive a 3.75-4.0 Cumulative GPA will graduate with high honors. For the graduation ceremony, honors and high honors are determined at the end of fall semester.

Graduation Information Spring 2019

Grad Wrap Events
Your graduation experience will be rewarding. Complete your CLC experience with Grad Wrap–your one-stop shop to prepare for graduation. Pick up your cap and gown, learn about loan exit plans, check your graduation status, receive placement information, join the Alumni Association, and more at Grad Wrap.

Brainerd Campus Grad Wrap:
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm outside of the cafeteria (south hall near door #24)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm outside of the cafeteria (south hall near door #24)

Staples Campus Grad Wrap:

Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm in the commons

Commencement Ceremonies

Please plan to attend the ceremony designated for your program of study. Contact the Campus Information Center if you have any questions in regard to your program or graduation status.

Staples Commencement Ceremony
Career & Technical Programs
Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm
Staples Campus Commons (1830 Airport Road, Staples MN)

Graduates need to arrive at 6:00 p.m. for line-up. Park in the Northeast lot and use door #29. Graduate check-in will be in room A127. The ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 to 1.25 hours. Reception in the assembly room immediately following the ceremony.

Advanced Farm Business Management Certificate
Agricultural Commodities Marketing Certificate
Agricultural Science A.S. Degree
Applications in Farm Business Management Certificate
Automation Technologies Certificate
CNC Technologies A.A.S. Degree
CNC Technologies Diploma
Current Issues in Farm Business Management Certificate
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Diploma
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology A.A.S. Degree
Enology A.A.S. Degree
Enology Diploma
Essentials of Farm Business Management Certificate
Heavy Equipment Operations & Maintenance Diploma
Machine Operations Diploma
Machine Technology Certificate
Mechatronics Diploma
Medical Assistant A.A.S. Degree
Medical Assistant Diploma
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
Practical Nursing Diploma
Production Technologies Certificate
Robotic Human Machine Interface Advanced Certificate
Robotic Manufacturing Certificate
Robotic Offline Programming Advanced Certificate
Robotic Vision Advanced Certificate
Robotic Welding Advanced Certificate
Robotic Welding Certificate
Robotics/Automated Systems Technology A.A.S. Degree
Robotics/Automated Systems Technology Diploma
Specialty Crops Management Diploma
Viticulture A.A.S. Degree
Viticulture Diploma

Brainerd Nursing Pinning/Commencement Ceremony (1:00 pm)
Nursing Associate of Science Degree
Thursday, May 16 at 1:00 pm
Brainerd Campus Gymnasium (501 West College Drive, Brainerd MN)

Graduates need to arrive at 12:00 p.m. (noon) for line-up. Park in the East lot and use door #11. Graduate check-in will be at the entrance inside door #11.
The ceremony starts at 1:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. Reception in the cafeteria immediately following the ceremony.

Brainerd Commencement Ceremony (4:00 pm)
Career & Technical Programs
Thursday, May 16 at 4:00 pm
Brainerd Campus Gymnasium (501 West College Drive, Brainerd MN)

Graduates need to arrive at 3:00 p.m. for line-up. Park in the East lot and use door #11. Graduate check-in will be at the entrance inside door #11.
The ceremony starts at 4:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 to 1.25 hours. Reception in the cafeteria immediately following the ceremony.

Administrative Assistant A.A.S. Degree
Administrative Support Diploma
Automotive Technology Diploma
Child Development Assistant Diploma
Child Development Certificate
Child Development, Care & Guidance A.A.S. Degree
Child Development/American Sign Language A.A.S. Degree
Computer Information Technology A.A.S. Degree
Computer Network Administration A.A.S. Degree
Computer Support Specialist Diploma
Criminal Justice A.A.S. Degree
Criminal Justice Certificate (Advanced)
Dental Assistant Diploma
Dental Assisting A.A.S. Degree
Graphic Design A.A.S. Degree
Graphic Design Diploma
Graphic Design Media Technologies Diploma
Healthcare Accounting A.A.S. Degree
Healthcare Administration Specialist Certificate
Healthcare Administrative Specialist A.A.S. Degree
Healthcare Administrative Specialist Diploma
Healthcare Technology A.A.S. Degree
Horticulture A.A.S. Degree
Landscape Technology Diploma
Law Enforcement Skills Certificate
Marine & Small Engine Technology A.A.S. Degree
Marine & Small Engine Technology Diploma
Microsoft Office Professional Certificate
Mobile Application Development A.A.S. Degree
Natural Resource Law Enforcement A.A.S. Degree
Natural Resources Technology A.A.S. Degree
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Occupational Skills Diploma
Office Assistant Certificate
Special Education A.A.S. Degree
Special Education Certificate
Sustainable Greenhouse Production Diploma
Videography Production A.A.S. Degree
Videography Production Diploma
Welding and Fabrication A.A.S. Degree
Welding and Fabrication Diploma
Welding Technology Certificate
Wildlife Tourism Certificate

Brainerd Commencement Ceremony (7:00 pm)
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm
Brainerd Campus Gymnasium (501 West College Drive, Brainerd MN)

Graduates need to arrive at 6:00 p.m. for line-up. Park in the East lot and use door #11. Graduate check-in will be at the entrance inside door #11.
The ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 to 1.25 hours. Reception in the cafeteria immediately following the ceremony.

A.A. Degree (Transfer, General Education)
A.A. Degree (Honors Program)
Accountant A.A.S. Degree
Accountant Diploma
Bookkeeping Certificate
Business Management A.A.S. Degree
Entrepreneurship Certificate
American Indian Studies Certificate
Deaf Studies Certificate
Engineering A.S. Degree
Environmental Studies Certificate
Global Studies Certificate
Health Sciences Broad Field A.S. Degree
Individualized Studies Diploma
Latin American Studies Certificate
Ojibwe Studies Certificate
Women’s Studies Certificate

Guests
Families and other guests of students are encouraged to attend commencement. Tickets are not required. Guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors will be open to the ceremonies one-hour prior to the time posted for the ceremony. Graduates should leave valuables (purses, phones, etc) with family and friends. Please do not leave items at or near the check-in area.

Commencement Photos
Central Lakes College will provide “photo op” backgrounds in various locations at the campuses. Graduates may use these backgrounds for commencement photos with friends and family before and after the events. Following the ceremonies CLC Administrators will be available for photos with graduates near the reception area. CLC will not provide photography services during the ceremonies.

Honors
Students who receive a 3.25-3.74 cumulative GPA will graduate with honors. Students who receive a 3.75-4.0 cumulative GPA will graduate with high honors. Honors will be indicated in the printed commencement program and read along with the graduate’s name during the ceremony. Since CLC commencement is held before the receipt of final grades, the honor status at the conclusion of the previous semester is used for the program.

Diplomas
You will receive a mock diploma at graduation. Your official diploma will be mailed to you after grades are finalized and the Office of Records and Registration confirms your degree or diploma. Diplomas are mailed out approximately eight weeks after graduation. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not imply that you have officially graduated.

Special Accommodations
If you have special needs and wish to attend, please contact the CLC Disability Coordinator at 218 855-8175 at least 48 hours in advance of the event.

Additional Information
We will provide additional information on this page as we move closer to the event dates.

Commencement Invitations
CLC commencement invitations/envelopes will be available to order at the Grad Wrap events and the CLC Bookstore.

Application to Graduate
Application forms are available in the Records and Registration Office and also on the Forms Page on the CLC Website.

Student Exit Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QXQ7S7T

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