This program is for the 2018-2019 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
Associate In Arts - College Transfer

College Transfer

All courses in the degree programs 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 coursework to complete their bachelor’s degree.  The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.  The Associate in Science (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, and the sciences or professionals programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds.

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.


Associate in Arts Degree (A10100)

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.  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.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) 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 and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a “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 transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

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Suggested Schedule for 2018-2019 (Updated Dec 19, 2018)

Associate in Arts Degree A10100

English Composition: 6 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications: 9 semester hours from at least 2 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-231 Public Speaking 3
ENG-231 American Literature I 3
ENG-232 American Literature II 3
ENG-241 British Literature I 3
ENG-242 British Literature II 3
MUS-110 Music Appreciation 3
MUS-112 Introduction to Jazz 3
PHI-215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI-240 Introduction to Ethics 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences: 9 semester hours from at least 2 different disciplines
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS-111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS-112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS-131 American History I 3
HIS-132 American History II 3
POL-120 American Government 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology 3
Mathematics: 3-4 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 3
MAT-152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 4
Natural Sciences: 4 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
BIO-111 General Biology I 4
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 4
GEL-111 Geology 4
PHY-110 Conceptual Physics 3
and PHY-110 Conceptual Physics Lab 1
Additional General Education Hours: 14 semester hours required; must be taken from the 2 groups below:

 Group 1: Take 3 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
HUM-220 Human Values and Meaning 3
Group 2: Take 11 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ANT-210 General Anthropology 3
ANT-220 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT-230 Physical Anthropology 3
ANT-230 Physical Anthropology Lab 1
BIO-112 General Biology II 4
BIO-120 Introductory Botany 4
BIO-130 Introductory Zoology 4
BIO-140 Environmental Biology 3
and BIO-140 Environmental Biology Lab 1
CHM-132 Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHM-152 General Chemistry II 4
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
COM-140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3
DRA-111 Theatre Appreciation 3
HIS-121 Western Civilization I 3
HIS-122 Western Civilization II 3
HUM-110 Technology and Society 3
HUM-115 Critical Thinking 3
HUM-120 Cultural Studies 3
HUM-122 Southern Culture 3
HUM-130 Myth in Human Culture 3
HUM-160 Introduction to Film 3
PHY-151 College Physics I 4
PHY-152 College Physics II 4
PHI-210 History of Philosophy 3
PSY-237 Social Psychology 3
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY-281 Abnormal Psychology 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
SOC-213 Sociology of the Family 3
SOC-220 Social Problems 3
SOC-230 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA-112 Elementary Spanish II 3
Other Required Courses:
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1

General Electives: 14 semester hours

From classes noted in catalog as college transfer under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement