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Degree Program Assistant Duties

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This is administrative and/or supervisory work of limited scope in assisting in the implementation of a wide variety of degree program requirements.
Work involves advising students about complex degree or certification requirements, transfer credits, petition procedures, and other administrative matters related to degree programs. An employee allocated to this class of work may also be responsible for supervising the activities of a small clerical staff. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through periodic conferences and the observation of results.


Supervises the work of a clerical staff engaged in the maintenance, processing, and screening of various documents and records pertaining to a wide variety of degree programs.

Counsels with faculty and students regarding degree program progress, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Assists students in regard to program and course options, use of transfer credit, petition procedures when appropriate, and referrals.

Assembles petitions from students and arranges meetings for scholastic committee representation; screens and certifies degree candidates for graduation.

Assists in the design and revision of various forms and procedures.

Maintains appropriate student academic files and records.

Assists students in interpreting degree procedures and regulations.

Checks and verifies official forms and documents pertaining to degree programs.

Verifies student accreditation and employment records.

Gathers and compiles material in various periodic and special reports.

Performs related duties as required.


Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by completion of two years of college and considerable experience related to the appropriate degree program; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Thorough knowledge of the institution's rules, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to degree programs in the area employed.

Considerable knowledge of the organization and curriculum of the college or school in which employed.

Considerable knowledge of the institution's admission and record policies and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

Ability to supervise the work of others.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, students, and the general public.



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