Individualized Studies Diploma

Individualized Studies Diploma

Program Description

The Individualized Studies program is a flexible program that provides the opportunity for the student to design a set of classes that meets their specific needs. Students work with an advisor to develop a plan that meets specific occupational or transfer goals. Individualized Studies allows students to upgrade work-related skills and knowledge or to prepare for new occupations and/or transfer degree programs.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:
• Articulate the purpose and goals of their individualized course of study.
• Develop job search or degree transfer strategies that will lead to effective marketing of their occupational or academic skills.
• Demonstrate the proper use and understanding of either basic computer or web-based applications to function as a student or in a general office environment.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:
1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
2. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

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Program Course Requirements

CCST 1520     Career Planning OR
COMP 1101  Introduction to Computer

Fundamentals………………………………………. 2-3 cr

Students must complete a minimum of one class from Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal 1        3-4 cr

Students must work with a counselor to identify 24-27 additional credits from technical or liberal arts disciplines.

Required Electives…………………………………….. 24-26 cr


*Denotes Prerequisites

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