Students seeking a degree at the College must earn a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours from Lakes Region Community College. At least eight (8) semester hours of the courses taken to meet the minimum residency requirements shall be advanced courses in the student’s major field of study or in appropriate advanced courses in related fields. Advanced courses are associate degree program courses listed in the first and second semesters of the second year, or in the second semester of the first year of one-year programs. Students seeking a professional certificate must complete a minimum of nine (9) credits or 25% of the credits, whichever is larger, from Lakes Region Community College. For a certificate, students must complete at least six (6) credits or 25% of the credits, whichever is larger, from Lakes Region Community College.