Sep 15, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Programs



Associate in Arts Degree

Majors of Interest

Students who are interested in the College Transfer majors listed below will follow the Associate in Arts Degree program of study. Elective hours will focus on transfer major of interest and college or university requirements.

Student Services assigns academic advisors. Students are encouraged to see their advisor to ensure completion of the college transfer degree program.

  • Business Administration, Accounting,
  • Economics, Finance, and Marketing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Social Science Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Refer to the 2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System  found in this catalog.

Associate in Engineering Degree

Students who are interested in transferring to one of the five public, four-year engineering institutions in North Carolina to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering will follow the Associate in Engineering Degree. The five public, four-year engineering institutions in North Carolina are the following:

  • East Carolina University
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Western Carolina University

To be eligible for this program of study, students must meet eligibility requirements for MAT 271 . Students who require prerequisite coursework for MAT 271  will be assigned the pre-engineering code A10400AE and will follow the Associate in Science Degree program. Elective hours will focus on transfer major of interest and college or university requirements.

Student Services assigns academic advisors. Students are encouraged to see their advisor to ensure completion of the college transfer degree program.

Refer to the 2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System  found in this catalog.

Associate in Fine Arts Degree

Majors of Interest

Students are interested in the College Transfer majors listed below will follow the Associate in Fine Arts Degree program of study. Elective hours will focus on transfer major of interest and college or university requirements.

Student Services assigns academic advisors. Students are encouraged to see their advisor to ensure completion of the college transfer degree program.

  • Animation
  • Art Education
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Painting, Sculpting, Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Theatre

Refer to the 2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System  found in this catalog.

Associate in Science Degree

Majors of Interest

Students who are interested in the College Transfer majors listed below will follow the Associate in Science Degree program of study. Elective hours will focus on transfer major of interest and college or university requirements.

Student Services assigns academic advisors. Students are encouraged to see their advisor to ensure completion of the college transfer degree program.

  • Biology and Biology Education
  • Chemistry and Chemistry Education
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing

Refer to the 2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System  found in this catalog.

The A10400AE is a preprogram code for students whose goal is to pursue the Associate in Engineering Degree and to transfer from the College to a public, four-year engineering institution in North Carolina. Upon completion of any necessary developmental and/or prerequisite mathematics courses required for MAT 271 , the student must submit a Change of Major form to be accepted into the Associate in Engineering program.

The A10400BN is a pre-nursing program code for students whose goal is to transfer from the College and apply for a BSN at a four year institution, taking those general education courses application to the four year college.

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Programs

To qualify for the Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) a student must complete requirements as listed for a particular program.

 

  

  

  

  

Special Provisions for the A.A.S. Degree

Students may use Work-Based Learning internship credit under the work experience and free elective categories but may use no more than eight (8) semester hours toward graduation. Students should refer to the specific requirements of their programs as listed in the College catalog.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs

Technological developments have helped to produce increasingly complex and sophisticated jobs in business, health, industry, agriculture, and public service. Teamwork by workers has contributed to further technological progress and to a high level of productivity in goods and services. Technicians, as paraprofessional workers, are key members of work teams in modern society.

The College provides a wide variety of opportunities in two year programs for students to engage in technical training.

The programs offered are designed to provide a solid foundation in general education and in the specialized knowledge and skills needed for employment after graduation.

Students are awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree upon completion of these programs of study.

Diploma Programs

Diploma programs have been established to prepare students for entry-level employment in fields ranging from semiprofessional to semiskilled. These programs are usually of one year or less in duration and courses are generally offered day and evening for part-time and full-time students. When the diploma program is a subpart of an associate degree program, the required courses will be credited to the degree program. Placement assessment and general education are required in these programs.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs have been established to prepare students for entry-level employment in fields ranging from semiprofessional to skilled. These programs are from one semester to two semesters in duration and require placement assessment and demonstration of general education competencies. Courses are generally offered day or evening for part-time and full-time students. When the certificate program is a subpart of an associate degree or diploma program, the required courses will, in most cases, be credited to the parent program.

Skills Certificate Programs

Skills certificate programs consist of a series of courses that prepare students for skilled or semiskilled employment opportunities. Study is primarily oriented to the development of manipulative skills and related competencies for use in securing entry-level employment. These programs do not require placement testing or completion of general education courses. To be eligible for enrollment, students must meet the admission requirements; however, to progress academically to certificate, diploma, and degree programs, students must meet the admission and enrollment requirements for certificate, diploma, and degree programs.