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Associate in Arts (A10100)

Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students planning to pursue a four-year degree in liberal arts or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background. In addition to the UGETC and general education courses, students complete transferable courses based on their intended major at the university for a total of 60 semester hour credits.

Course Sequence

ACADEMIC TRANSITION (required) Class Lab Credit
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 1
UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT
(All UGETC – Universal General Education Transfer Component courses – will transfer for equivalency credit.)
ENGLISH COMPOSITION (6 semester hours)
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in Disciplines 3 0 3
COMMUNICATIONS/HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS (9 semester hours)
Select three courses from at least two different disciplines.
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 3
COM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3 0 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 0 3
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (9 semester hours)
Select three courses from at least two different disciplines.
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3 0 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 0 3
POL 120 American Government 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
MATHEMATICS (3-4 semester hours)
Select one course from the following.
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 3 2 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 4
NATURAL SCIENCES (4 semester hours)
Select four semester hours from the following.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3 3 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 3 3 4
PHY 110 /110A Conceptual Physics and Lab 3 2 4
Additional General Education Hours (13-14 semester hours)
An additional 13-14 semester hours of courses should be selected from courses classified as general education or UGETC within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.
NOTE: If MAT 143 is selected in the mathematics category above, students must complete 14 semester hours in the additional General Education category.
Physical Education and Health (2 semester hours)
Choose 2 hours from courses with PED and HEA prefixes.
Other Required Electives (12 semester hours)
An additional 12 semester hours of courses should be selected from courses classified as pre-major, elective, general education or UGETC within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.
Total Semester Hours: 60

Note: Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Associate in Arts (A10100DL)

The Associate in Arts degree is available online. To be eligible for the A10100DL online program of study, students’ high school GPA or placement test scores must meet “college ready” standards. Students who require a transition or corequisite math and English courses are not eligible for the Associate in Arts online program.

A current list of courses offered in the online environment for an Associate in Arts program is available on the RCC website. Students in this program may also elect to take other college transfer courses in the traditional environment.

Employment Competencies

Graduates will be able to communicate in a clear, coherent and focused manner.

Graduates will be able to interpret ideas or information and apply concepts to respond to discipline-specific questions.

Graduates will be able to compare and contrast cultural perspectives.

Graduates will be able to evaluate credibility of sources relevant to a specific topic.

Graduates will be able to use mathematics as a tool for quantitative analysis and reasoning.

Employment Outlook

N/A

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Outcomes Pass Rates by Year
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Communication 45% 66% 36% 61%
Information Literacy 87% 64% 61% 51%
Critical Thinking 51% 52% 41% 65%

Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu