Associate in Arts
The Associate in Arts program is designed to strengthen students’ background in the humanities and fine arts area. Students who earn an Associate in Arts degree plan to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a baccalaureate degree in areas such as education, sociology, history, political science, and music.
- Transfer Institutions
Students earning an Associate in Arts degree from RCC have transferred to one of the sixteen University of North Carolina institutions such as
- East Carolina University
- Fayetteville State University
- North Carolina A&T State University
- NC State University
- UNC Pembroke
- UNC Wilmington
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 the Associate in Arts curriculum.
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 junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. 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.
- Online Program
This program is available online, using the college’s learning management system, faculty present lectures and interact with students through discussion forums or online office hours.
Our online programs provide maximum schedule flexibility, allowing you to enhance your current workplace skills or prepare for a new career. Particularly critical for students unable to attend campus-based classes due to geography, work schedules or other life circumstances, RCC’s online education options provide a path to a better work/life balance.
- ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (AA)
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 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 arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.
Find more information about program curriculum.
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- Book 'Em 2019
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- A DAY OF POETRY
On July 17th, NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green hosted a poetry workshop and read her works at Robeson Community College. Both we’re free and open to the public.
Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate. When he appointed her in 2018, Governor Copper stated that “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature. Jaki’s appointment is a wonderful new chapter in North Carolina’s rich literary history.”
The July 17th workshop, Building Community through Art and Writing, focused on the stories we need to tell whether they are ones someone told us or the tales we may remember. The program description states that “these stories suggest ways in which communities have survived through art, music, stories, and crafts. The workshop explored and celebrated the shapes, colors, and musicality of stories—often unspoken—that serve as symbols and myths for communities.”
The workshop will be held from 9am until 11:30am in Building 14. The workshop was being sponsored by the Robeson County Public Library, North Carolina Humanities Council, Robeson County Arts Council, Book ‘Em and Robeson Community College. This project is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- POETRY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
For 2019 the English Department and Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference partnered to co-host a poetry contest and reading. The contest focused on the theme of “What’s on Your Mind?” Based on the winners, there is quite a bit. Entries were categorized into three groups: RCC students general population, Early College/Career and College Promise high school students, and faculty/staff.
Winners of the RCC student category are Zachary R. Lunn (first place), Lucille Revels (second place), and Robert L. Linebarger (third place). The winner of the Early College/Career and College Promise high school student category is Samirah R. Love. This category is sponsored by Book ‘Em North Carolina.