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Associate in Arts

 

Overview

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 schedule that requires a strong liberal arts background. In addition to complete core general education requirements, the program allows the student to select additional general education, pre-major, and elective courses in consultation with the targeted 4-year program they are seeking to transfer to.

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students. A number of private 4-year colleges and universities in North Carolina also subscribed to the CAA. The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student; for example:

  • Assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions (Transfer Assured Admissions Policy)
  • Enables NC community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the University of NC to transfer with junior status.
  • Students are able to meet general education requirements at the 4-year institutions by completing selected pre-approved Universal General Education Transfer Core courses (UGETC)

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 60-61 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 60-61 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.



 

Associates in Arts Program of Study Worksheet

 

 


 

 

Employment Outlook

 

Program Contacts
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S. Drake Howell

Administrative Assistant, Arts & Sciences and University Transfer

Year Hired 2018

steven.howell digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2206

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Karen H. Sanders

Dean, Arts, Sciences and University Transfer

Year Hired 2006

karen.sanders digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2190

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Fall 2020 Curriculum WebAdvisor Schedule

WebAdvisor offers a secure web interface that allows you to access PCC's class schedule. This option provides the most up-to-date information about classes being offered and the number of available seats at the time you view the schedule.

NOT A CURRENT STUDENT? You can view the upcoming semester’s class schedule. See course sections and plan out your schedule. 

YOU ARE A CURRENT STUDENT? Use WebAdvisor to register for classes online!

Fall 2020 Curriculum Schedule - .pdf

Schedule last updated July 15, 2020


The .pdf format is the same as the WebAdvisor format, except all classes are listed alphabetically on one single .pdf / webpage. For more information on a specific class, please contact the appropriate advisor or you can find additional information within WebAdvisor. 

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Explanation of Methods of Course Delivery

Face-to-Face.
You are in the classroom with an instructor for every class. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Hybrid:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (more than 50% online). You will have contact with your instructor in the classroom and will need to be motivated to complete course work online, outside of the classroom. Internet access is needed for hybrid classes.

Blended:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (less than 50% online). Stay motivated and stay in communication with your instructor!

ITV:
Multiple classrooms to learn from one instructor - Students are in a classroom and the instructor location will vary. He/She may be with you face-to-face on some dates and in another classroom communicating with you through two-way audio/video technology. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Online:
Class is available online 24x7 – Students must be motivated to complete their work on their own with the ability to communicate with the instructor and other students via Blackboard, an online program. Internet access is needed for online classes.

 



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