AA Program Requirements

Associate in Arts – A10100

Associate in Arts – Semester by Semester

Purpose
The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. The Associate in Arts Program concentrates heavily on the humanities and social sciences; it is recommended for students who will continue into a Bachelor of Arts or Liberal Arts degree program. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic computer use. Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status. 

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Some courses may have prerequisites. Students are responsible for examining the program major requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer for completion of their degree.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required.  If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for Associate in Science curriculum.

1st Year FALL First Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 0 1
Choose One of the Following
BIO 111
CHM 151
General Biology I
General Chemistry
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
4
4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 0 3
Choose One of the Following  UGETC Social/Behavioral Science Elective
ECO 251
ECO 252
HIS 111
HIS 112
HIS 131
HIS 132
PSY 150
SOC 210
Prin of Microeconomics
Prin of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
General Psychology
Intro to Sociology
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
MAT 143
MAT 171
Quantitative Literacy
Precalculus Algebra
2
3
2
2
0
0
0
0
3
4
Semester Total 14 or 15
SPRING Second Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
Choose One of the Following
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 0 3
Choose One of the Following
PHY 110/110A
CHM 152
Conceptual Physics/CP Lab
General Chemistry II
3
3
2
3
0
0
0
0
4
4
Choose One of the Following    UGETC Social/Behavioral Science Elective
ECO 251
ECO 252
HIS 111
HIS 112
HIS 131
HIS 132
PSY 150
SOC 210
Prin of Microeconomics
Prin of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
General Psychology
Intro to Sociology
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Choose One of the Following         UGETC Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
ART 111
ENG 231
ENG 232
ENG 241
ENG 242
PHI 215
PHI 240
Art Appreciation
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Philosophical Issues
Intro to Ethics
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
General Education Elective 3
Semester Total 16
2nd Year FALL Third Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
Choose One of the Following                         UGETC Literature Elective
ENG 232
ENG 241
ENG 242
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
3 0 0 0 3
Choose One of the Following    UGETC Social/Behavioral Science Elective
ECO 251
ECO 252
HIS 111
HIS 112
HIS 131
HIS 132
PSY 150
SOC 210
Prin of Microeconomics
Prin of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
General Psychology
Intro to Sociology
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
Choose One of the Following     (Active)                        PE Elective
PED 117
PED 118
PED 120
PED 143
Weight Training I
Weight Training II
Walking for Fitness
Volleyball-Beginning
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
Semester Total 16
SPRING Fourth Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
Choose One of the Following           UGETC Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
ART 111
ENG 231
ENG 232
ENG 241
ENG 242
PHI 215
PHI 240
Art Appreciation
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Philosophical Issues
Intro to Ethics
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
Choose One of the Following  (Active)                          PE Elective
PED 117
PED 118
PED 120
PED 143
Weight Training I
Weight Training II
Walking for Fitness
Volleyball-Beginning
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
Semester Total 13
Total 60