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Associate in Arts (College Transfer)

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Is your plan to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from a four-year college or university in an area such as communication, English, geography, history, political science, psychology, religion, or sociology? Our Associate in Arts (A.A.) program prepares you to do just that. You'll develop essential communication, writing, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, all while earning credits that will seamlessly transfer to a four-year college or university.

Completing your A.A. degree with us means that you'll complete two years of college education in small classes taught by faculty who are invested in your success. And speaking of investment, you will save a significant amount of money on tuition and fees compared to the costs of four-year colleges and universities.

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Within the 60 – 61 hours of coursework required for the degree is a 30-hour universal general education transfer component (UGETC) with courses in English Composition, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences and Natural Sciences/Mathematics. Because many colleges and universities differ in their admission requirements, you should contact the schools of your choice to learn about specific admissions requirements.

Before completing the UGETC, your transcript will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by the receiving institution. Suppose you plan to transfer to a college or university that does not endorse the CAA or ICAA. In that case, we recommend consulting the personnel at that institution to confirm that your credits will transfer. The UGETC courses are listed below, grouped by their specific discipline area.

Courses for this A.A. degree program are offered during the day, evenings, and weekends.

Course Selection

You should consult your academic advisor and your transfer institution for assistance with course selection. There are certain requirements that must be met. These include:

  • ACA 122
  • ENG 111 and ENG 112
  • Nine hours are required within the Humanities/Fine Arts area, and courses must come from two different prefixes.
  • Nine hours are required within the Social/Behavioral Sciences area, and courses must come from two different prefixes.
  • One course is required within the Mathematics area.
  • One course is required within the Natural Sciences area.
  • You must meet the prerequisites to take certain courses. Developmental Studies courses are available for those who need them.

Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses (UGETC) (31-32 Semester Hours Credit Required)

  • English Composition (6 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    • ENG 111 - Writing and Inquiry (3 SHC)
    • ENG 112 - Writing/Research in the Disc (3 SHC)

  • Humanities/Fine Arts (9 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    Select 3 courses from at least 2 different prefixes.
    • ART 111 - Art Appreciation (3 SHC)
    • ART 114 - Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
    • ART 115 - Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
    • COM 231 - Public Speaking (3 SHC)
    • DRA 111 - Theater Appreciation (3 SHC)
    • ENG 231 - American Literature I (3 SHC)
    • ENG 232 - American Literature II (3 SHC)
    • ENG 241 - British Literature I (3 SHC)
    • ENG 242 - British Literature II (3 SHC)
    • MUS 110 - Music Appreciation (3 SHC)
    • PHI 215 - Philosophical Issues (3 SHC)
    • PHI 240 - Introduction to Ethics (3 SHC)

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    Select 3 courses from at least 2 different prefixes.
    • ECO 251 - Prin of Microeconomics (3 SHC)
    • ECO 252 - Prin of Macroeconomics (3 SHC)
    • HIS 111 - World Civilizations I (3 SHC)
    • HIS 112 - World Civilizations II (3 SHC)
    • HIS 131 - American History I (3 SHC)
    • HIS 132 - American History II (3 SHC)
    • POL 120 - American Government (3 SHC)
    • PSY 150 - General Psychology (3 SHC)
    • SOC 210 - Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)

  • Natural Sciences (4 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    • BIO 110* - Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
    • BIO 111 - General Biology I (4 SHC)
    • CHM 151 - General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
    • GEL 111 - Introductory Geology (4 SHC)
    • PHY 110^ - Conceptual Physics (3 SHC)
    • PHY 110A^ - Conceptual Physics Lab (1 SHC)
      * preferred BIO
      ^ must take both PHY courses


  • Mathematics (3-4 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    Select 1 course.
    • MAT 143 - Quantitative Literacy (3 SHC)
    • MAT 152 - Statistical Methods I (4 SHC)
    • MAT 171 - Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)

General Education (13-14 Semester Hours Credit Required)

Select from any course listed here or above. Courses should be selected based on your intended major and transfer university.

  • BIO 112 - General Biology II (4 SHC)
  • CHM 152 - General Chemistry II (4 SHC)
  • CIS 110 - Introduction to Computers (3 SHC)
  • CIS 115 - Intro to Programming & Logic (3 SHC)
  • COM 110 - Intro to Communication (3 SHC)
  • ENG 114 - Prof Research & Reporting (3 SHC)
  • GEO 111 - World Regional Geography (3 SHC)
  • HUM 110 - Technology and Society (3 SHC)
  • HUM 115 - Critical Thinking (3 SHC)
  • HUM 130 - Myth in Human Culture (3 SHC)
  • MAT 172 - Precalculus Trigonometry (4 SHC)
  • MAT 263 - Brief Calculus (4 SHC)
  • MAT 271 - Calculus I (4 SHC)
  • MAT 272 - Calculus II (4 SHC)
  • PHY 151 - College Physics I (4 SHC)
  • PHY 152 - College Physics II (4 SHC)
  • PSY 241 - Developmental Psychology (3 SHC)
  • PSY 281 - Abnormal Psychology (3 SHC)
  • REL 110 - World Religions (3 SHC)
  • REL 212 - Intro to New Testament (3 SHC)
  • REL 221 - Religion in America (3 SHC)
  • SOC 213 - Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 225 - Social Diversity (3 SHC)
  • SPA 111 - Elementary Spanish I (3 SHC)
  • SPA 112 - Elementary Spanish II (3 SHC)
  • SPA 211 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 SHC)
  • SPA 212 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 SHC)

Other Requirements (15 Semester Hours Credit Required)

  • ACA 122* - College Transfer Success *(Required) (1 SHC)

Select 14 semester hours credit from any courses listed above or below. Courses should be selected based on your intended major and transfer university.

  • ACC 120 - Prin of Financial Acct (4 SHC)
  • ACC 121 - Prin of Managerial Acct (4 SHC)
  • BIO 112 - General Biology II (4 SHC)
  • BIO 163 - Basic Anat & Physiology (5 SHC)
  • BIO 168 - Anatomy and Physiology I (4 SHC)
  • BIO 169 - Anatomy and Physiology II (4 SHC)
  • BIO 175 - General Microbiology (3 SHC)
  • BUS 110 - Introduction to Business (3 SHC)
  • BUS 115 - Business Law I (3 SHC)
  • BUS 137 - Principles of Management (3 SHC)
  • CJC 111 - Intro to Criminal Justice (3 SHC)
  • CJC 121 - Law Enforcement Operations (3 SHC)
  • CJC 141 - Corrections (3 SHC)
  • CTS 115 - Info Sys Business Concept (3 SHC)
  • DRA 111 - Theatre Appreciation (3 SHC)
  • EDU 131 - Child, Family, and Community (3 SHC)
  • EDU 144 - Child Development I (3 SHC)
  • EDU 145 - Child Development II (3 SHC)
  • EDU 216 - Foundations of Education (3 SHC)
  • EDU 221 - Children with Exceptionalities (3 SHC)
  • ENG 114 - Prof Research & Reporting (3 SHC)
  • HIS 236 - North Carolina History (3 SHC)
  • GEO 111 - World Regional Geography (3 SHC)
  • HIS 221 - African-American History (3 SHC)
  • HIS 236 - North Carolina History (3 SHC)
  • HUM 115 - Critical Thinking (3 SHC)
  • HUM 130 - Myth in Human Culture (3 SHC)
  • PED 110 - Fit and Well for Life (2 SHC)
  • PED 111 - Physical Fitness I (1 SHC)
  • PED 112 - Physical Fitness II (1 SHC)
  • PED 120 - Walking for Fitness (1 SHC)
  • PED 121 - Walk, Jog, Run (1 SHC)
  • PED 122 - Yoga I (1 SHC)
  • PED 123 - Yoga II (1 SHC)
  • PED 171 - Nature Hiking (1 SHC)
  • PED 172 - Outdoor Living (1 SHC)

Total Semester Hours Credit: 60-61

Follow the Associate in Arts worksheet as a guideline for planning your classes.

AA degree students will be able to use information literacy and communication skills to:

ILC1. Express ideas clearly and logically through oral presentation 
ILC2. Compose well-written documents using standard written English 
ILC3. Comprehend college-level readings  
ILC4. Locate and evaluate information  

AA degree students will be able to use critical thinking to:

CT1. Demonstrate problem-solving skills
CT2. Draw valid inferences through the analysis of information 

The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs offer degrees designed to facilitate your expansion of general knowledge and preparation for further education at a senior higher education institution. You are required to demonstrate proficiency in certain functions to progress through the program. The essential functions include:

  1. Critical Thinking: critical thinking ability sufficient to gather relevant information, interpret data, recognize problems and use a process to make informed, independent decisions that show good judgment.
  2. Communication Skills: speak and write English; listen and comprehend written and spoken words and communicate information and ideas so others will understand.
  3. Mobility: mobility that is appropriate for a classroom setting is needed. For example, a student should be mobile enough to sit and repeatedly stand in a classroom setting.
  4. Motor Skills: motor skills sufficient to be able to sit for extended periods.
  5. Manual Dexterity: manual dexterity sufficient for computer work/keyboarding.
  6. Hearing: ability to hear sounds at a close range (within a few feet of the observer). For example, a student should be able to hear and respond to an instructor or other students in a classroom.
  7. Visual: the ability to see with normal or corrected vision and tolerate working indoors in artificial light and the glare of computer screens.
  8. Tactile: the ability to perform physical activities that require the use of hands and arms. For example, students should possess the finger and manual dexterity necessary to manipulate computers and other office equipment.
  9. Cognitive: ability to use logic and reason; attention to detail; and short-term and long-term memory skills. For example, students should possess the ability to remember a concept covered in a class in a previous week of a semester.
  10. Listening: listening skills sufficient to give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand conversation points, ask questions as appropriate and no interruptions at inappropriate times. For example, students should be able to have appropriate interactions with faculty and peers.

EXAMPLES ARE NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE.
Randolph Community College is an ADA-compliant institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet essential eligibility requirements. The College will provide reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities of individuals who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services and/or activities. Student Services provides a disability counselor to assist students in requesting disability-related accommodations. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of the essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose the disability to the disability counselor as soon as possible. Students must certify the ability to meet essential functions of the curriculum by a signed statement when they begin the program.

Contact Us!

Interested in learning more about the Associate in Arts (College Transfer) program? Let us know!

Dean Beck
Student Services Counselor
gdbeck@randolph.edu
336-633-0265