Kirtland Community College is committed to graduate students of high quality, fully capable of performing the skills specified in the student’s major, and in the area of the college’s general degree requirements. Kirtland Community College offers assurance to its students, prospective employers, and to transferring institutions, that individuals holding degrees or certificates are fully capable of competent performance.
Transferring students, who meet the admission criteria of the four-year college or university, would be able to perform at a level equal to or better than those students who were admitted as freshmen at the transferring institution.
The college will, upon recommendation from the institution to which the student transferred, permit the student to retake any course or courses previously completed at Kirtland in areas deemed deficient. This retake shall result in no tuition or fee charges for the student. If a retake at Kirtland is not preferred and the student shows proof of enrollment in an equivalent course at another college, the college will refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for the Kirtland course or courses in question.
Non-transferring students who earn a degree or certificate can be expected to perform competently in the area in which they were instructed. Any employer who views a Kirtland Community College graduate as not possessing appropriate entry level skills, and can specify such deficiencies, may request remediation. The student will be permitted to retake a specified course or courses without an additional tuition or fee charge. If a retake at Kirtland is not preferred and the student shows proof of enrollment in an equivalent course at another college, the college will refund the tuition and fees previously paid by the student of the Kirtland course or courses in question.
The college recognizes that unused skills decay rapidly. The assurances offered herein are made for individuals who transfer or gain employment within a year of receiving a degree or certificate and are limited to only one hundred level or above courses completed at Kirtland Community College with a “C” grade or better. Furthermore, this assurance does not apply toward performance on licensing or civil service examinations. Finally, Kirtland Community College graduates must have initiated their program of study after May, 1989.
Adopted February 9, 1989
To view the procedure, go to PRO 6.130 Assurance of Quality