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Many high-paying, in-demand careers require only two years or less of education. At Three Rivers, we set you up for success by offering high-quality educational programs and instructors with real-world, on-the-job experience. If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center at 573-840-9605 or email EnrollNow@trcc.edu, or reach out to the program instructor.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare you for employment after graduation. The requirements for the degree are as follows:

  • Complete the required AAS general education requirements.
  • Complete the programmatic requirements.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all courses in the program of study.
  • Pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.
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One-Year Certificate

The One-Year Certificate is designed to provide a specific set of skills needed in the workplace. Most One-Year Certificates are designed as a subset of an Associate of Applied Science. The Requirements of the certificates are as follows:

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all courses in the prescribed certificate.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.
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Short-Term Certificate

The Short-Term Certificates are designed to provide a specific set of skills needed in the workplace. Most Short-Term certificates are designed as a subset of One-Year Certificates and the Associate of Applied Science and can normally be stacked. The requirements for the short-term certificates are as follows:

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all courses in the prescribed certificate.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.

Career Programs

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