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This program is for the 2012-2013 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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Students wishing to complete a four‐year bachelor’s degree from any of the 16 schools in the University of North Carolina system or from private schools in America have two transfer options.

The Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees ensure students transfer as juniors with 65 hours of transferable credit, which includes the 44‐hour general education core. These two degrees parallel the freshmen and sophomore years at a four‐year university.

As a second option, students may complete the Transfer Core Diploma and transfer as sophomores.

All courses in the degree programs and the 44‐hour core are designed to give students a solid, well‐rounded foundation in the arts and the sciences before going on to four‐year institutions where they will take the remainder of their course work to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Students must earn a grade of C or better on all course work and have an overall GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Although the general education core and the degree programs meet the state’s general education requirements, students must meet the transfer institution’s physical education and foreign language requirements, which may vary from institution to institution.

At the end of each student's course of study, he or she will be required to complete a Capstone Project as part of the HUM 220 course. This project‐based course is designed to help students make connections between different disciplines and will give them the opportunity to demonstrate the progress they have made on their personal academic journeys.

 

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2012-2013 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate in Arts Degree A10100

Offered day and evening with some on‐line courses available through distance learning.

The Associate in Arts degree is recommended for students wishing to major in English, communication, foreign language, social science, education, fine arts, or humanities.

English Composition: 9 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3
ENG-113 Literature-Based Research 3
or ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3
Humanities: 12 semester hours from 3 disciplines;
at least one course must be a literature
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ENG-231 American Literature I 3
ENG-232 American Literature II 3
ENG-233 Major American Writers 3
ENG-241 British Literature I 3
ENG-242 British Literature II 3
ENG-251 Western World Literature I 3
ENG-252 Western World Literature II 3
Choose three courses from at least two different disciplines.
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ART-111 Art Appreciation 3
ART-114 Art History Survey I 3
ART-115 Art History Survey II 3
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
DRA-111 Theatre Appreciation 3
HUM-110 Technology and Society 3
HUM-115 Critical Thinking 3
HUM-120 Cultural Studies 3
HUM-121 The Nature of America 3
HUM-122 Southern Culture 3
HUM-130 Myth in Human Culture 3
HUM-160 Introduction to Film 3
MUS-110 Music Appreciation 3
PHI-210 History of Philosophy 3
PHI-215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI-220 Western Philosophy I 3
PHI-221 Western Philosophy II 3
PHI-230 Introduction to Logic 3
REL-110 World Religions 3
REL-111 Eastern Religions 3
REL-112 Western Religions 3
REL-211 Introduction to Old Testament 3
REL-212 Introduction to New Testament 3
REL-221 Religion in America 3
SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA-112 Elementary Spanish II 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences: 12 semester hours from 3 disciplines;
at least one course must be a history
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ANT-210 General Anthropology 3
ANT-220 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT-230 Physical Anthropology 3
ANT-240 Archaeology 3
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS-121 Western Civilization I 3
HIS-122 Western Civilization II 3
HIS-131 American History I 3
HIS-132 American History II 3
POL-120 American Government 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC-213 Sociology of the Family 3
Mathematics: 6 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3
MAT-151 Statistics I 3
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3
MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3
Science: 8 semester hours required in a 2 course sequence
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
BIO-111 General Biology I 4
BIO-112 General Biology II 4
OR
BIO-111 General Biology I 4
BIO-140 Environmental Biology 3
BIO-140 Environmental Biology Lab 1
OR
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM-152 General Chemistry II 4
Required Classes:
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
HUM-220 Human Values and Meaning 3
MAT-171* Precalculus Algebra Lab 1
MAT-172* Precalculus Trigonometry Lab 1
Physical Education 1-2

*MAT 171A if MAT 171 is selected from the 6 hour math requirement;
MAT 172A if MAT 172 is selected.

General Electives: 13 semester hours

These courses must be transfer level and should be selected with the advisor's assistance, taking into account the pre‐major options approved by the University of North Carolina System available on the state web site. The final line in the course description from the catalog indicates if the course is a transfer level course.

Associate in General Education Degree Program

The Associate in General Education (AGE) curriculum is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth, and development. The two‐year General Education program provides students opportunities to study English, literature, fine arts, philosophy, social science, science, and mathematics at the college level. All courses in the program are college‐level courses. Many of the courses are equivalent to college transfer courses; however, the program is not principally designed for college transfer. List of transfer courses are available in the Arts and General Education office and on the HCC Website. The number of required courses in this degree program is kept to a minimum in order to allow a student and his or her academic advisor to design a personal program of study that meets the student’s specific educational goals. Courses may be taken in any sequence as long as prerequisites are met. The AGE program must be comprised of courses from the college’s approved programs of study.

A10300 Degree:

Offered day and evening with some on-line courses available through distance learning.

Advisement: For general advisement information or individualized program (Option 1) advisement, contact the Arts and General Education Department at (828)‐627‐4570 or the Admissions Office at (828)‐ 627‐4500. For the early childhood emphasis (Option II) advisement, contact the Education Department at (828) 627‐4693.

A.G.E. Degree:

See options below. Students should confer with their academic advisers to develop an individualized education plan which meets general education and major course requirements.

Option 1 - Individualized Program Emphasis:

This option leads to an A.G.E. degree and requires completion of a minimum of 64 semester hours including coursework in general education and an individualized major.

General Education:

Complete 31 semester hours as set forth below:

Communication:
COM 120 or 231, ENG 111, and ENG 113 or 114.
Information Technology:
CIS 110.
Humanities:
Six semester hours selected from ART 111, 114, 115, COM 120, DRA 111, ENG 231, 232, 233, 241, 242, 251, 252, MUS 110, PHI 210, 215, 220, 221, 230, REL 110, 111, 211, 212.
Natural Science and Mathematics:
Either MAT 115, 140, 151, 171 and 171A, or 175; and either BIO 111, 168, or CHM 151.
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Six semester hours selected from ANT 210, 220, 230, 240, ECO 251, 252, HIS 121, 122, 131, 132, POL 120, PSY 150, SOC 210.
Individualized Study:

Complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of additional course work from courses approved for associate degrees. Courses should be selected with the individual educational plan determined by the student and his or her adviser. A maximum of 7 SHC in health, physical education, college orientation and/or study skills may be included.

Option 2 - Early Childhood Emphasis (B-K):

This option leads to an A.C.E. degree, requiring 68 semester hours, designed to transfer to the B‐K licensure degree program at WCU. This option, when completed, allows students to transfer credit earned at HCC towards a Bachelor of Science in Birth‐Kindergarten with teacher licensure upon admission to WCU and the Birth‐Kindergarten Teacher Licensure Program. Students not seeking B‐K licensure may transfer additional courses to WCU. Contact the Education Department or your adviser for further details.

General Education:

Complete 47 semester hours as set forth below

Communication:
COM 120 or 231, ENG 111, and either ENG 113 or 114.
Information Technology:
CIS 110.
Humanities:
Either ENG 233, 251, or 252, and two courses selected from two different disciplines from ART 111, DRA 111, MUS 110, PHI 210, 215, 220, 221, or 230 or REL 110, 111, 211, or 212.
Natural Science and Mathematics:
MAT 151 and either MAT 171 and 171A or MAT 175, and either BIO 111 and 112, or CHM 151 and 152.
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Either HIS 121, 122, 131, or 132, and three courses from at least two different disciples selected from ANT 210, 220, 230, 240, ECO 251, 252, POL 120, PSY 150, and SOC 210.
Professional Study:

Complete 21 semester hours consisting of EDU 144, 145, 146, 151, 221, 234, and 259. While not required at HCC, in order to facilitate transfer, students in the licensure option should complete the PRAXIS I test during the fall semester of their second year. The PRAXIS I Academic Skills Assessments are designed to be taken early in a student’s college career to measure reading, writing, mathematics, and listening skills. The reading, writing, and mathematics assessments are available through either a paper‐based or computer‐based format.

Suggested Schedule

First Year
Fall Semester: 16-19 semester hours
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication 3
or COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
  Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
  Individualized or Professional Study 7-10
Spring Semester: 16-19 semester hours
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 3
or ENG 114 Prof. Research & Reporting 3
  Humanities 7-10
  Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Summer Semester: 0-8 semester hours
  Individualized or Professional Study 0-8
Second Year
Fall Semester: 16-19 semester hours
  Humanities 3
  Natural Sciences & Mathematics 4-7
  Social and Behavioral Sciences 0-3
  Individualized or Professional Study 6-10
Spring Semester: 16-19 semester hours
  Humanities 3
  Natural Sciences & Mathematics 4-7
  Social and Behavioral Sciences 0-3
  Individualized or Professional Study 6-10

 

Associate in Science Degree A10400

Offered day and evening with some on‐line courses available through distance learning.

The Associate in Science degree is recommended for students wishing to major in mathematics, engineering, computer science, the sciences, or professional programs that require a strong mathematics and science background.

English Composition (9 semester hours required)
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3
ENG-113 Literature-Based Research 3
or ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
Humanities: 9 semester hours from 3 disciplines; at least one course must be a literature
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ENG-231 American Literature I 3
ENG-232 American Literature II 3
ENG-233 Major American Writers 3
ENG-241 British Literature I 3
ENG-242 British Literature II 3
ENG-251 Western World Literature I 3
ENG-252 Western World Literature II 3
ART-111 Art Appreciation 3
ART-114 Art History Survey I 3
ART-115 Art History Survey II 3
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
DRA-111 Theatre Appreciation 3
HUM-110 Technology and Society 3
HUM-120 Cultural Studies 3
HUM-121 The Nature of America 3
HUM-122 Southern Culture 3
HUM-130 Myth in Human Culture 3
HUM-160 Introduction to Film 3
MUS-110 Music Appreciation 3
PHI-210 History of Philosophy 3
PHI-215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI-220 Western Philosophy I 3
PHI-221 Western Philosophy II 3
PHI-230 Introduction to Logic 3
REL-110 World Religions 3
REL-111 Eastern Religions 3
REL-112 Western Religions 3
REL-211 Introduction to Old Testament 3
REL-212 Introduction to New Testament 3
REL-221 Religion in America 3
SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA-112 Elementary Spanish II 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences: 9 semester hours from 3 disciplines; at least one course must be a history
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ANT-210 General Anthropology 3
ANT-220 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT-230 Physical Anthropology 3
ANT-240 Archaeology 3
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS-121 Western Civilization I 3
HIS-122 Western Civilization II 3
HIS-131 American History I 3
HIS-132 American History II 3
POL-120 American Government 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC-213 Sociology of the Family 3
Mathematics: 6 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3
MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3
Science: 8 semester hours required in a 2 course sequence
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
BIO-111 General Biology I 4
BIO-112 General Biology II 4
OR
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM-152 General Chemistry II 4
Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 6 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
BIO-111 General Biology I 4
BIO-112 General Biology II 4
BIO-120 Introductory Botany 4
BIO-130 Introductory Zoology 4
BIO-140 Environmental Biology 3
BIO-140 Environmental Biology Lab 1
CHM-132 Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM-152 General Chemistry II 4
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
CIS-115 Intro to Programming & Logic 3
MAT-151 Statistics I 3
MAT-271 Calculus I 4
MAT-272 Calculus II 4
MAT-273 Calculus III 4
PHY-251 General Physics I 4
PHY-252 General Physics II 4
Required Courses:
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
COM-231 Public Speaking 3
HUM-220 Human Values and Meaning 3
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra Lab 1
MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry Lab 1
Technical Electives: 11 semester hours from the following list
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
BIO-111 General Biology I 4
BIO-112 General Biology II 4
BIO-120 Introductory Botany 4
BIO-130 Introductory Zoology 4
BIO-140 Environmental Biology 3
BIO-140 Environmental Biology Lab 1
BIO-163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO-175 General Microbiology 3
CHM-132 Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM-152 General Chemistry II 4
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
CIS-115 Intro to Programming & Logic 3
CSC-134 C++ Programming 3
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3
MAT-151 Statistics I 3
MAT-271 Calculus I 4
MAT-272 Calculus II 4
MAT-273 Calculus III 4
MAT-285 Differential Equations 3
PHY-251 General Physics I 4
PHY-252 General Physics II 4

44 Hour General Education Core:

Courses should be selected from the categories listed under the Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences.

English Composition: 6 semester hours
Humanities: 12 semester hours; at least one course must be a literature course
Social/Behavioral Sciences: 12 semester hours from at least 3 different disciplines; at least 1 course must be a history
Natural Sciences: 8 semester hours
Mathematics: 6 semester hours
Total: 44 semester hours

Core 44 College Transfer Pathway Business and Economics (Career and College Promise Pathway) P1012B

English Composition
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
ENG-113 Literature-Based Research 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-241 British Literature I 3 0 0 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
HIS-132 American History II 3 0 0 3
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 0 0 3
Natural Sciences/Mathematics
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3 0 0 3
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra Lab 0 2 0 1
Other Required General Education
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3

Total Credit Hours: 33

Core 44 College Transfer Pathway Engineering and Mathematics (Career and College Promise Pathway) P1040B

English Composition
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
ENG-113 Literature-Based Research 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-241 British Literature I 3 0 0 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
HIS-132 American History II 3 0 0 3
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 0 0 3
Natural Sciences/Mathematics
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3 0 0 3
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra Lab 0 2 0 1
MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3 0 0 3
MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry Lab 0 2 0 1
MAT-271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
Other Required General Education
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1

Total Credit Hours: 32

Core 44 College Transfer Pathway Humanities and Social Science (Career and College Promise Pathway) P1012A

English Composition
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
ENG-113 Literature-Based Research 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ART-111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ENG-241 British Literature I 3 0 0 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
HIS-132 American History II 3 0 0 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Natural Sciences/Mathematics
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3 0 0 3
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra Lab 0 2 0 1
Other Required General Education
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3 0 0 3

Total Credit Hours: 33

Core 44 College Transfer Pathway Life and Health Sciences (Career and College Promise Pathway) P1040A

English Composition
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
ENG-113 Literature-Based Research 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-241 British Literature I 3 0 0 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
HIS-132 American History II 3 0 0 3
Natural Sciences/Mathematics
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
BIO-112 General Biology II 3 3 0 4
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
CHM-152 General Chemistry II 3 3 0 4
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3 0 0 3
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra Lab 0 2 0 1
Other Required General Education
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1

Total Credit Hours: 33