Graduation Requirements

Associate in Applied Science (65 credit hours)

To be eligible for graduation, you must complete the following steps:
  • Complete 50 semester credits of technical core courses in Petroleum Production Technology
  • Complete 15 semester credits of general education
  • Complete at least 15 semester credit hours from Bismarck State College
  • Achieve a minimum 2.00 grade point average (C average) in
    • At least 60 semester credit hours less the semester credit hours given for CLEP examinations, military training and life experience
    • All of your Petroleum Production Technology courses
    • All credits from Bismarck State College
  • Complete the Practical Applications course that includes "hands on" work at the BSC lab at Bismarck State College, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Clear all college obligations
  • Submit an Application for Degree at the beginning of the term which you expect to graduate.
NOTE: CLEP examinations, military training and life experience credits are given a grade of satisfactory and do not change your grade point average.

Program Certificate (54 credit hours)

To be eligible for graduation, you must complete the following steps:
  • Complete 50 semester credits of technical core courses in Petroleum Production Technology
  • Complete 4 semester credits of general education from two areas of study
  • Complete at least 15 semester credit hours from Bismarck State College
  • Achieve a minimum 2.00 grade point average (C average) in
    • At least 60 semester credit hours less the semester credit hours given for CLEP examinations, military training and life experience
    • All of your Petroleum Production Technology courses
    • All credits from Bismarck State College
  • Complete the Practical Applications course that includes "hands on" work at the BSC lab at Bismarck State College, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Clear all college obligations
  • Submit an Application for Degree at the beginning of the term which you expect to graduate.
NOTE: CLEP examinations, military training and life experience credits are given a grade of satisfactory and do not change your grade point average.