General Education & Transfer
Associate of Arts • 60 Credit Hours
An Associate of Arts degree in General Studies/Transfer Studies can establish the foundation for a lifetime of continual learning and serve as the framework for a productive professional and personal life.
This degree is for the student who is planning to earn a baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution.
The AA degree gives emphasis to practical skills in communication and computation which may lead to employment; however, the goal is successful transfer with junior status to an upper division baccalaureate degree program. The degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours of general education core transferable courses that provide the student with a broad background in communication, fine arts, humanities, social science, and sciences/mathematics that will prepare the student to enter a baccalaureate program at the junior level. The AA degree utilizes both on-site as well as distance education.
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The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Many businesses and industries seek well-rounded employees whose maturity level along with communication, computation, and decision-making skills are a step above those of traditional high school graduates.
The Associate in Arts Degree provides graduates with enhanced knowledge and work skills without requiring the larger commitment of time or money necessary for a bachelor’s degree.