Associate in Arts

Curriculum Description

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.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).  The CAA 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 to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “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 a junior status.  Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

* Courses for this degree are offered in a variety of delivery formats including online. By choosing the courses offered in the online format, this program can be obtained entirely online. Students should meet with their advisor for assistance with course selection. PED 110 may be substituted with HEA 110 which is offered online.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Arts

A10100
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day, Evening, Online
POS Approved: Fall 2015

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Semester One
English Composition
Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Communications/Humanities/Fine Arts
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Select One Course from List 1* ** ** ** 3
Social/Behavioral Science
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Select One Course from List 2* ** ** ** 3
Math
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Select One Course from List 3 ** ** ** 3-4
Other Required Hours
College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
   
    3 2 0 13

Semester Two
English Composition
Writing/Research in the Disc 3 0 0 3
Communications/Humanities/Fine Arts
___ ___
Select One Course from List 1* ** ** ** 3
Social/Behavioral Science
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Select One Course from List 2* ** ** ** 3
Natural Sciences
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Select the First Course of a Two-semester Sequence from List 4 ** ** ** 4
Additional General Education Hours
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Select from List 5 ** ** ** 3
   
    3 0 0 16

Semester Three
Communications/Humanities/Fine Arts
___ ___
Select One Course from List 1* ** ** ** 3
Social/Behavioral Science
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Select One Course from List 2* ** ** ** 3
Additional General Education Hours
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Select from List 5 ** ** ** 11
   
    0 0 0 17

Semester Four
Other Required Hours
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Select from List 6 ** ** ** 14
   
    0 0 0 14

Total Credit Hours: 60

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Associate in Arts (A10100)

GENERAL EDUCATION (45 SHC)
The general education common course pathway includes study in the areas of English composition; humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences and mathematics.

UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT
(All Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will transfer for equivalency credit as outlined in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between The North Carolina University and the North Carolina Community College System.)

       English Composition (6 SHC)

        The following two English composition courses are required.

        ENG 111
        ENG 112 

List 1*

       Communications/Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)
 

*Students must select three courses from at least two different disciplines (subjects).

 Select Three Courses - 9 Credits

COM 231,
ART 111, ART 114, ART 115,
ENG 231, ENG 232,

MUS 110, MUS 112,

PHI 215, PHI 240

List 2*

         Social/Behavioral Science (9 SHC)
 

          *Students must select three courses from at least two different disciplines (subjects).

  Select Three Courses - 9 Credits

ECO 251, ECO 252,
HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132,

POL 120,

PSY 150,
SOC 210

List 3

        Math - (3-4 SHC)

 Select One Course - 3-4 Credits

MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171


List 4

       Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

         Select One Course - 4 Credits

Group 1: AST 111 and AST 111A,
Group 2: AST 151 and AST 151A,

Group 3: BIO 110,
Group 4: BIO 111,
Group 5: CHM 151,
Group 6: GEL 111,
Group 7: PHY 110 and PHY 110A

List 5

ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS (14 SHC)

Select 14 Credits

The following courses are classified as general education within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).
UGETC courses are part of this list.

Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.

ANT 210, ANT 220,
ARA 111, ARA 112, ARA 211, ARA 212,
ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 116
AST 111, AST 111A, AST 151, AST 151A, AST 152, AST 152A,
BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 120, BIO 130, BIO 140, BIO 140A,
CHI 111, CHI 112, CHI 211, CHI 212,
CHM 131, CHM 131A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152,
CIS 110, CIS 115,
COM 110, COM 120, COM 231,
DRA 111, DRA 112
ECO 151, ECO 251, ECO 252,
ENG 113, ENG 114, ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 261, ENG 262,
FRE 111, FRE 112,
GEL 111, GEL 113, GEL 120, GEL 230,
GEO 111, GEO 112, GEO 130,
HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 115, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 131, HIS 132,
HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 130, HUM 150, HUM 160, HUM 161, HUM 220,
MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 263, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 273,
MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 210, MUS 211, MUS 212,
PHI 215, PHI 230, PHI 240,
PHY 110, PHY 110APHY 151, PHY 152, PHY 251, PHY 252,
POL 110, POL 120, POL 210, POL 220,
PSY 150, PSY 237, PSY 241, PSY 281,
REL 110, REL 211, REL 212, REL 221,
RUS 111, RUS 112, RUS 211, RUS 212,
SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 220, SOC 225
SPA 111, SPA 112, SPA 211, SPA 212

List 6

       OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (15 SHC)

       Academic Transition (1 SHC)

         The following course is required:

         ACA 122 College Transfer for Success - 1 credit

         Select 14 Credits

The following courses are classified as pre-major, elective or general education within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). UGETC courses are part of this list.

Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.

Courses offered at Forsyth Tech

ACC 120, ACC 121,
ANT 210, ANT 220,
ARA 111, ARA 112, ARA 211, ARA 212,
ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 116, ART 118, ART 121, ART 122, ART 131, ART 132, ART 135ART 171,
ART 240, ART 241, ART 264, ART 265, ART 281, ART 282, ART 283, ART 284,
AST 111, AST 111A, AST 151, AST 151A, AST 152, AST 152A,
BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 120, BIO 130, BIO 140, BIO 140A, BIO 143, BIO 146, BIO 150, BIO 163,
BIO 168, BIO 169, BIO 175, BIO 250, BIO 271, BIO 275,
BUS 110, BUS 115, BUS 137,
CHI 111, CHI 112, CHI 211, CHI 212,
CHM 130, CHM 130A, CHM 131, CHM 131A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, CHM 251, CHM 252, CHM 263
CIS 110, CIS 115,
CJC 111, CJC 121, CJC 141,
COM 110, COM 120, COM 231,
CSC 134, CSC 139, CSC 151, CSC 239,
CTS 115,
DRA 111, DRA 112, DRA 120, DRA 130, DRA 131, DRA 140, DRA 141, DRA 142, DRA 170, DRA 171, DRA 240,
DRA 260
ECO 151, ECO 251, ECO 252,
ENG 113, ENG 114, ENG 125, ENG 126, ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 261,
ENG 262, ENG 273, ENG 275,
FRE 111, FRE 112,
GEL 111, GEL 113, GEL 120, GEL 230,
GEO 110, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEO 130, GEO 131,
GIS 111,
HEA 110,
HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 115, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 131, HIS 132, HIS 151, HIS 221, HIS 231,
HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 130, HUM 150, HUM 160, HUM 161, HUM 170, HUM 220,
HUM 230,
JOU 110, JOU 216, JOU 217,
MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 263, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 273, MAT 280, MAT 285,
MUS 110, MUS 111, MUS 112, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 131, MUS 132, MUS 210, MUS 211,
MUS 212,
PED 110, PED 111, PED 113, PED 115, PED 117, PED 118, PED 119, PED 120, PED 121, PED 122, PED 125,
PED 128, PED 129, PED 130, PED 132, PED 137, PED 139, PED 142, PED 143, PED 145, PED 147, PED 181,
PED 216, PED 217, PED 230, PED 231, PED 232, PED 233, PED 234, PED 235, PED 236, PED 237, PED 238,
PED 239
PHI 215, PHI 230, PHI 240,
PHY 110, PHY 110A, PHY 151, PHY 152, PHY 251, PHY 252,
POL 110, POL 120, POL 130, POL 210, POL 220,
PSY 150, PSY 215, PSY 231, PSY 237, PSY 241, PSY 259, PSY 281,
REL 110, REL 211, REL 212, REL 221,
RUS 111, RUS 112, RUS 211, RUS 212,
SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 215, SOC 220, SOC 225, SOC 242,
SPA 111, SPA 112, SPA 141, SPA 161, SPA 211, SPA 212, SPA 221,
WBL 111 This Course is Not Transferrable