The Corporate Academy Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree is customized to meet the needs of a specified corporation wishing to pursue higher education and professional developement for its employees.
The College is designated as and functions as the Corporations Training Partner. The two-year Corporate Academy AOS Degree is granted upon completion of a series of customized Skill Awards designed to meet the Corporations needs plus required General Education, Electives, and Corporate-designated Courses. This program is customized around the Corporations needs and specifications, maximizing flexibility in the delivery of instruction and designed for working adults and includes a built-in Achievement Ladder for enrollees to progress toward the AOS. One such academy is .
WNCC documents (transcript) credits earned and offer the following Achievement Ladder for the Corporations employees:
Professional Skill Award
Each Skill Award will be composed of skill-specific courses totaling 12-credits. Skill Awards will be customized for Corporations to address identified educational plans and professional growth needs of its employees. Course curriculum is approved by WNCC and clustered into planned Skill Awards for each Corporate Academy Partner.
The Certificate consists of 28-credits of customized coursework, including 6-credits of General Education requirements (Math and Writing), 10-credits of the Corporate Core Courses, and one of the 12-Credit Skill Awards.
The diploma consists of 46-credits of customized coursework, including 9-credits of General Education (Math, Writing, and one additional General Education course), 13-credits of the Corporate Core Courses, and two of the 12-credit Skill Awards to total at least 24-credits.
WNCC AOS Degree
The WNCC Associate of Occupational Studies Degree consists of 66-credits of customized coursework, including 15-credits of General Education coursework, 15 credits of the Customized Corporate Core, and the completions of three Skill Awards totaling 36-credits. All credits designed by/for the corporation and earned by enrollees will be performance-based, built on competency requirements identified by the Corporation that will add value and be applicable to employee and corporate success. The AOS is designed as a terminal degree; however, offers transfer options with specific partner institutions. To enroll in the Corporate AOS Degree Program, students must be employed and sponsored by one of WNCCs corporate partners.