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Associate of Individualized Studies

Associate of Individualized Studies

Associate of Individualized Studies

Key Program Features: Small class sizes, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Associate of Individualized Study (AIS) is an individually planned program designed to serve an educational objective that cannot be served through another Hocking College degree program.

The typical AIS student plans to attend a four-year college or university, has unusual career goals, may be an entrepreneur, and may want to complete 30 credits from two or more technical programs.

 

Individualized Study is awarded for the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours with a concentration of thirty or more credit hours in one of the following:

  • A coherent combination of courses from a minimum of two and a maximum of four Hocking College associate degree programs;
  • Up to 30 credit hours for documented educational experiences or courses completed at other institutions of higher learning or educational enterprises judged acceptable by Hocking College; or,
  • An unusual but academically coherent combination of technical and general studies courses.

The individualized study process involves the following steps:

  • Enroll in GS 1135, Associate of Individualized Study Degree Development Seminar;
  • Contact the 4-year college or university to learn their requirements for a bachelor’s degree in order to incorporate those requirements into your AIS plan at Hocking College;
  • Select academic advisors from each area of concentration to sit on your degree approval committee; and,
  • You may also choose to incorporate Hocking’s Transfer Module, which requires 36-40 credits, into your Associate of Individualized Study degree program.

An individual study program is a worthwhile option for many students, and its flexibility that allows one to transfer to another college in Ohio or out-of-state is particularly attractive. For the freedom to develop your own degree program, choose the Associate of Individualized Study program at Hocking College.

 

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2018 - 2019 Associate of Individual Study in Associate of Individualized Study

Total Credit Hours:
60.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$215.00

Class Hours: 10.0
Lab Hours: 0.0

Total Credit Hours:
60.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$215.00

Class Hours: 10.0
Lab Hours: 0.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. CORE REQUIREMENT Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  GS-1135 AIS & ATS Degree Development 1.00 0.00 1.00 $30.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  *** Math Elective 0.00 0.00 4.00  
  *** Social Science/Psychology Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
  *** Natural Science Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
  ENGL-1104 Job Search Techniques 1.00 0.00 1.00 $15.00
    Totals 10.00 0.00 20.00 $215.00
CORE REQUIREMENT
Class Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 0.00 Cost: $215.00

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The Associate of Indivualized Studies is a Part of the Hocking Advantage

Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking an Associate of Individualized Studies

  • TheAssociate of Individualized Studies is a customized program designed to meet the career goals of the individual student.

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 42%
2015 - 2016 38%
2014 - 2015 16%

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 30.77%
2015 - 2016 10.53%
2014 - 2015 4.17%

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

 

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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