This program is for the 2018-2019 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
Associate In Science - 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 Science Degree (A10400)

The Associate in Science 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, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamentals 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 Science 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 Science Degree A10400

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: 6 semester hours required from 2 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: 6 semester hours from 2 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: 8 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 4
MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT-271 Calculus I 4
MAT-272 Calculus II 4
Natural Sciences: 8 semester hours required 
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
BIO-111 General Biology I 4
and BIO-112 General Biology II 4
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 4
and CHM-152 General Chemistry II 4
GEL-111 Geology 4
PHY-110 Conceptual Physics 3
and PHY-110 Conceptual Physics Lab 1
PHY-151 College Physics I 4
and PHY-152 College Physics II 4
Additional General Education Hours: 11 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 8 semester hours required
Course No. Course Title Sem Hrs.
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
MAT-152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT-273 Calculus III 4
MUS-110 Music Appreciation 3
PHY-251 General Physics I 4
PHY-252 General Physics II 4
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