Jan 20, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees, Programs, and Certificates


The Grays Harbor College Board of Trustees has authorized the following degrees. These brief descriptions of the degrees are listed for students’ use in selecting a program and degree which meets their educational goal. More detailed information for each degree is shown on the following pages of this catalog.

The College President is authorized to certify the eligibility of students to receive the associate and bachelor degrees. The President may issue certificates of Completion and Certificates of Achievement for specific programs of training which are of two years or less in duration.

Arts and Sciences Degrees (AA or AS)

Associate in Arts
Associate in Arts-Bridge to Native Pathways
Associate in Biology
Associate in Business
Associate in Construction Management
Associate in Music
Associate in Nursing
Associate in Pre-Nursing
Associate in Science-Track 1 (includes)

  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental/Resource Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Earth Sciences

Associate in Science-Track 2 (includes)

  • Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Physics
  • Atmospheric Sciences

Bachelor’s Degrees (BAS)

Bachelor of Applied Science in Forest Resources Management
Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management
Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education

Professional Technical Programs (AAS, AAS-T, AT)

Automotive Technology
Business Management
Business Technology
Carpentry Technology
Criminal Justice
Diesel Technology
Early Childhood Education
Human Services
Medical Assistant
Natural Resources-Forestry Technician
Occupational Entrepreneurship
Welding Technology (Construction Welding, Pipe Welding, Structural Welding)

Certificates (CA, CC)

Automotive Technology
Business Management
Business Technology
Carpentry Technology
Certified Nursing Assistant
Chemical Dependency
Commercial Transportation & Maintenance (CDL)
Criminal Justice
Diesel Technology (Advanced & Fundamentals)
Early Childhood Education-State Certificate
Forestry Technician
Human Services
Medical Office Administrative Support
Practical Nursing
Small Business/Entrepreneurship
Welding Technology

Associate Degrees

Grays Harbor College’s general education requirements for the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Associate degrees conform to the guidelines of the Washington Intercollege Relations Commission (ICRC) for direct transfer of Associate degree credits. Washington colleges and universities accept these guidelines or have separate agreements with Grays Harbor College to grant junior status and waive their own general education requirements for students entering with an Associate of Arts degree. Major related programs based on the direct transfer agreement (DTA) follow the statewide agreement and share the same benefits.

To meet the requirements for a DTA Associate degree at Grays Harbor College, you must complete a minimum of 90 academic credits in courses numbered 100 or higher, with a specified number of credits distributed in the areas of communications, quantitative skills, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. These distribution requirements are designed to help you develop skills needed to be an effective learner in your chosen fields of study, at work and in your personal and civic life. A specific course may not be credited toward more than one distribution area.

Professional Technical Programs

Grays Harbor College’s Professional Technical programs include the Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Technology (AT) degrees as well as Certificate of Completion (CC), and Certificate of Achievement (CA). AAS and AT degrees are not typically accepted as appropriate preparation for most BA or BS degrees. The AAS, AT, CC, and CA are designed for students whose primary goal is to enter the job market after completion.

Outline of Programs

The Areas of Study (A-Z)  outline the degree and certificate programs, the specific courses required in each program, and the number of credits required. Prerequisite requirements must be fulfilled prior to enrollment in most required program courses. Prerequisite requirements are listed together with titles and descriptions of required program courses beginning on Course Descriptions .

Summary of Requirements

Fulfill the specific course requirements of the published professional-technical program curricula

Complete required general education course requirements

Complete the required credits, depending on program selected

Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 in core courses and overall

Fulfill all obligations to the college, financial or otherwise

Meet the graduation requirements in effect during the year in which the student started a program leading to a certificate of completion (these requirements must be met within a seven-year period) or meet the requirements in effect at the time of completion

Fulfill general requirements for all degrees beginning on Areas of Study (A-Z) .

Student Outcomes

The college has clearly identified student learning outcomes for all of its programs. Students completing their studies at Grays Harbor College will develop core knowledge in the chosen program and discipline, and demonstrate the desired student abilities, or competencies, as they progress through their coursework and engage in college activities and support services.