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University Partnerships

Randolph Community College collaborates with area four-year colleges and universities to offer courses in particular disciplines, creating an opportunity for students to complete a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree through special partnerships with universities across North Carolina. 

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

The agreement has been established to maximize students' transfer of credit from Randolph Community College (RCC) toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Imaging at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. RCC graduates who meet the following criteria will be eligible to enter the program:

  • cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • either current active registry or registry eligible status with the ARRT;
  • two professional references, with one from a current supervisor or imaging faculty
    member.

Fayetteville State University

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business

This dual degree articulation agreement assures students at Randolph Community College (RCC) that if they complete all courses outlined in the dual degree plan with a grade of C or better, they will receive an associate's degree from RCC and a bachelor's degree from Fayetteville State University (FSU) in the specified discipline.

To qualify for this program, an individual must complete an associate's degree at RCC, submit all application materials to FSU, and meet all requirements for transfer admissions. Upon receipt of the student's transcript, FSU will award transfer credit for all courses included in the dual degree plan in which the student earned a final grade of C or higher. For more information, please contact RCC’s department head for Accounting and Business Administration.

North Carolina Central University

This agreement has been established between Randolph Community College and North Carolina Central University for students who complete the required hours for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Criminal Justice. Students who complete the AAS degree in Criminal Justice will be awarded transfer credit as outlined in the NCCU Degree Plan for Criminal Justice. For more information, please contact RCC’s department head for Criminal Justice.

North Carolina State University

PackTrac is offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. This agreement has been established to offer RCC’s Agribusiness Technology students the option to transfer seamlessly to NCSU after one year to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business degree. The Associate in Applied Science degree in Agribusiness Technology at RCC will be awarded through Reverse Transfer upon successful completion of required coursework at NCSU.

Pfeiffer University

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Bachelor of Arts in Special Education

The Pfieffer University bachelor's degrees are four-year degrees offered on Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus and/or online through Pfeiffer University. The Collaborative agreement between Pfeiffer University and Randolph Community College began in the spring of 2008, as part of Randolph Community College’s University Center of Randolph County. The general education courses are offered through Randolph Community College. The major courses are offered, and bachelor’s degrees are granted, by Pfeiffer University.

Students must complete a total of 124 hours in order to obtain the B.A. degree, with up to 64 credits transferring into the program. The 64 transferrable hours can come from other colleges or can be taken at Randolph Community College. Remaining required credits are offered through Pfeiffer University. These classes are typically held on Monday evenings at Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus or are conducted online. Class meetings occasionally occur during the day at a school setting. Pfieffer classes are taught at Pfeiffer tuition rates with financial aid negotiated through Pfeiffer University.

Students who wish to enroll in the Pfeiffer Elementary Education Program must complete an RCC application with an intended major of Associate in Arts. Pfeiffer students must submit high school and college transcripts. Proof of placement testing or transfer credit evaluation is also required before becoming active in the program. An application can be found by clicking on Admissions at www.randolph.edu.

Students should complete many RCC general education classes before applying to Pfieffer University. At least 24 hours of required credits must be completed before beginning the Pfieffer class cohort. Students may enroll in the RCC general education classes while taking the Pfeiffer University classes. Am Application can be found by clicking on Admissions at www.pfieffer.edu. Students will not receive a four-year degree until they have successfully completed both the RCC and Pfieffer University requirements.

The following are required RCC courses, but some substitutions are acceptable:

  • ACA 122 College Transfer Success
  • BIO 111 General Biology
  • CHM 151 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 152 General Chemistry II
  • MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
  • MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (or higher math)
  • ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
  • ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines
  • ENG 231 or above, a Literature
  • HIS 236 North Carolina History
  • HIS 131 American History I or HIS 132 American History II
  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology (or another Psychology or Sociology course)
  • REL *** any 3 credit Religion course
  • PED courses if under 25 years old
  • PED 110 Fit and Well for Life
  • PED *** any 1 credit activity course
  • PED *** any 1 credit activity course

*** 3 College Transfer elective courses

Interested students should contact Maria LaBaron, RCC psychology instructor/Pfieffer elementary education liaison, at mblebaron@randolph.edu or 336-633-0226; or Dr. Angela H. Kern, Pfeiffer associate professor of elementary education at angie.kern@pfieffer.edu or 704-463-3173.

Master of Science in Elementary Education
Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education

The Master of Science degree in Elementary Education offered by the University Center of Randolph County and Pfeiffer University is for teachers with an elementary license looking to enrich their content knowledge and refine their ability to design and deliver effective instruction. The Master of Arts degree in Teaching Special Education is for teachers with an elementary license looking to provided research-based instruction for students with mild disabilities.

The same full-time, high-quality faculty who teach Pfeiffer's on-campus programs will teach the University Center classes. The program will be offered in hybrid format, a mix of traditional classroom meetings and online learning opportunities. Classes will meet one night weekly and the course load is six semester hours per term, with students finishing in six semesters or two years.

Admissions requirements include a Pfeiffer application, official transcripts, writing sample, three recommendations, a copy of the applicant's teaching license, and the Miller Analogies Test, which Pfeiffer will offer on the RCC campus. The program uses a cohort model, which means students will work through the program with the same group for every class.

The program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teach Education and approved by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Candidates currently working in school settings are eligible for a 40% tuition reduction scholarship.

For more information, contact Dr. Christoper Boe, director of graduate programs, christopher.boe@pfeiffer.edu, 704-945-7352.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The UNCG-RCC "Spartan Passage" partnership expands opportunities for transfer students, regardless of location, to access and complete their baccalaureate degrees in a selection of nearly 60 popular majors including, Business Administration, Biology, Psychology, and Computer Science.

Application for the "Spartan Passage" program has been streamlined to benefit students with a waived application fee for UNCG; access to campus facilities, events, activities, and services, including the UNCG University Library (in-house and online) and the new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Health and Wellness; as well as academic advising, among other benefits. For more information, visit admissions.uncg.edu/apply/transfer/co-admission-programs

UNCG-RCC Spartan Passage

Have you heard of the Spartan Passage? It's a co-admission partnership with UNCG to help facilitate a more seamless transfer for our AA/AS students. Angie Moore, Student Support Specialist from the Office of Admissions at UNCG, is on the campus of RCC various days each month to provide more information about the program, as well as answer any questions.You can find more information and apply here.

Join the Spartan Passage!

This program assures your seamless transfer to UNC-Greensboro after completing your AA or AS degree at RCC. When you’re admitted to the Spartan Passage, you’ll have access to personalized advising from a UNCG representative plus special perks on UNCG’s campus before you transfer. Click here to schedule a meeting with Angie.

This program-specific agreement has been established to improve access toward completion of a bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture. RCC graduates will be admitted as candidates for the articulation program in Interior Architecture. A maximum of 64 hours of credit can be earned and awarded for transfer from RCC. Students transferring with at least 60 hours will be classified as Junior status. RCC Interior Design graduates with 64 semester hours of credit accepted from RCC will have no more than 63 semester hours of credit remaining for degree completion. Based on a portfolio review, an Interior Design graduate from RCC may be awarded credit for additional hours toward degree completion.

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (B.A.)

This agreement has been established between the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Randolph Community College for students who complete the required hours for the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice. For more information, please contact RCC's department head for Criminal Justice.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Have you heard about the Pathway to Excellence agreement we now have with UNCW?

This program is a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) and Randolph Community College (RCC). It is a pathway for guaranteed admission to UNCW for students completing an Associate in Arts or Associated in Science with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in transferrable, college-level coursework from RCC. Guaranteed admission to the university does not constitute admission to a professional school or specific program.

Students entering the pathway will be expected to indicate their plan by submitting their letter of intent to UNCW Transfer Admission; 601 South College Road; Wilmington NC 28403-5904 or UNCWTransfer@uncw.edu. Students entering under the agreement who have earned an AA or AS degree meet the requirements of the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and will receive a waiver of Foundations and Approaches & Perspective requirements (with the exception of PE, foreign language, and three credits from the Living in Our Diverse Nation or Living in a Global Society).

All students have to do is submit this letter to UNCW, at any point they decide UNCW is the path they would like to take. Then, interested AA/AS students will begin receiving pertinent information which will facilitate a more seamless transfer.

Western Carolina University

This agreement between Randolph Community College (RCC) and Western Carolina University (WSU) allows graduates of the RCC Criminal Justice Technology Program to transfer credit toward a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Upon transfer to WSU, students from RCC must comply with all applicable academic regulations as listed in the Western Carolina Undergraduate Catalog. For more information, please contact RCC’s department head for Criminal Justice.

Winston-Salem State University

The RN-BSN Outreach Option offered at Randolph Community College by Winston-Salem State University recognizes registered nurses as adult learners with experience in nursing and an active personal life. This is a very student-friendly program with enough flexibility to meet your specific needs. While the RN-BSN Option functions within the parameters of the generic nursing curriculum, course objectives are met with critical thinking, imagination, and creativity. Students must be self-directed and actively involved in the process of learning. Winston-Salem State offers classes at 15 off-site locations, including RCC, as well as an online option. Depending on the location, a new class is admitted each year, every semester, including spring (January), summer (May), and fall (August).

RCC's class begins in January. Students may attend the program at any site on a full-time basis and online on a part-time basis. The BSN and RN-BSN Option programs in the Division of Nursing at Winston-Salem State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The graduate receives a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. One hundred twenty-eight (128) semester hours are required for graduation with a minimum of 30 semester hours of WSSU courses. RN-BSN Option eligibility is met through the following criteria:

  • Admission as a student to WSSU.
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina. (The license must be maintained throughout course of study.)
  • A grade of "C" or better for all courses transferred.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for admission.

Space is limited and awarded first to students meeting all the criteria. Verification of admission to the university comes to the student by letter from WSSU. Upon recommendation of the RN-BSN Option Committee, WSSU sends the student (by letter) verification of invitation into the RN-BSN Option. Contact Beth Stafford at 336-750-2563 or staffordd@wssu.edu for further information on the process of eligibility and admission to the program.

North Carolina Community College System

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

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.

Independent Articulation Agreement

The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education at an NCICU Signatory Institution. The Ultimate goal of this agreement is the seamless articulation from the community college to the NCICU institution with minimal loss of credit or repetition of work.

Uniform Articulation Agreement (Associate in Early Childhood)

The Early Childhood Education Articulation Agreement is a statewide academic progression agreement that will promote educational advancement opportunities for early childhood education (ECE) students matriculating from the North Carolina COmunoity College System to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina in order to complete a bachelor's degree in Birth-Kindergarten teaching licensure program or a bachelor's degree in a related Early Education non-licensure program.

Uniform Articulation Agreement RN to BSN Programs

Uniform Articulation Agreement between The University of North Carolina RN to BSN Programs:

The Uniform Articulation Agreement promotes educational advancement opportunities for registered nurses moving between North Carolina Community Colleges and the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina in order to complete Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Uniform Articulation Agreement Between North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities RN to BSN Programs

The Uniform Articulation Agreement promotes educational advancement opportunities for registered nurses moving between North Carolina Community Colleges and the signatory campuses of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) in order to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.