88-26-5. Graduation or completion requirements. (a) Any community college may award the associate in arts degree, the associate in science degree, or the associate in general studies degree to each student who has satisfactorily completed 60 or more credit hours in a curriculum that parallels that of a Kansas public university for freshmen and sophomores.
(b) Any community college or technical college may award the associate in applied science degree to each student who has satisfactorily completed a program in a career technical curriculum consisting of at least 60 credit hours but not more than 68 credit hours, in which at least 15 credit hours in general education and at least 30 credit hours in the area of specialized preparation are required. The 68-credit-hour maximum shall not apply to any programs having external accreditation or industry requirements that exceed the 68-credit-hour limit.
(c) Any institution may grant a career technical certificate to each student who has satisfactorily completed any technical program that is less than 60 credit hours in length but is more than 15 credit hours.
(d) Any institution may award a certificate of completion to each student who has satisfactorily completed a course of study not exceeding 15 credit hours. (Authorized by K.S.A. 72-7514, 74-32,140, and K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 74-32,141; implementing K.S.A. 71-801, 74-32,140, and K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 74-32,141; effective Oct. 29, 2004; amended April 10, 2015.)