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ERIC Number: ED504976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Associate Degrees Awarded in British Columbia: 1993/94 to 2001/02
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
The Associate Degree is a two year academic credential available with an Arts or Science focus. The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) initiated development of this provincial credential at the request of British Columbia's public post-secondary institutions. The original curricular requirements, the goal of which were to ensure both sufficient depth and breadth in Arts or Science, were approved by the Minister responsible for post-secondary education in 1991. In the fall of 1998, BCCAT convened the first meeting of its Associate Degree Review Task Force to review the curricular requirements of the credential, and to investigate the most acceptable approach to recommending the associate degree for block transfer to degree granting institutions. As a result of broad consultations undertaken, the curricular requirements of the degree were amended and then approved by the Minister responsible in May 2000 and a new transfer policy for the associate degree was adopted by all universities and university colleges. At the outset of the consultation process, BCCAT surveyed Registrars at institutions offering the Associate Degree, to gather data on the number of degrees granted, on institutional policies and practices pertaining to the credential, as well as their perceptions of how students viewed the credential. This report updates that portion of a 1998 associate degree document detailing the number of associate of degrees granted by institution. It provides final figures for 1997-1998 and adds an additional four years worth of data up to and including 2001-2002 02, as provided by the institutions involved. (Contains 7 graphs and 5 tables.)
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer. 709 - 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3H6 Canada. Tel: 604-412-7700; Fax: 604-683-0576; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada