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College Catalog 2008-2010

University Transfer

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
North Carolina Community College System
University of North Carolina System

Associate in Arts (AA)

Associate in Science (AS)

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) addresses the transfer of students between institutions in The North Carolina Community Colleges System (NCCCS) and from that system to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina (UNC). This Comprehensive Agreement was jointly developed by faculty and administrators of the NCCCS and UNC System based on the proposed transfer plan approved by both governing boards in February 1996. The CAA applies to all North Carolina community colleges and all constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina.

Listed below are the specific guidelines of the Joint Transfer Agreements approved by the University of North Carolina System and the North Carolina Community College System: (Effective Fall 1997)

Transfer of Credits

The CAA establishes the procedures governing the transfer of credits for students who transfer from a North Carolina Community College to a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina. The CAA does not address admission to a specific institution or to a specific major within an institution.

  1. Eligibility

    To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the CAA, the student must graduate from the community college with an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree or have completed the 44-hour general education core as defined below and have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and a grade of "C" or better in all CAA courses.
    1. The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts and associate in science degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.
    2. Universities cannot place requirements on students transferring under the CAA that are not required of their native students.
    3. Community college students who have completed the general education core will be considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, lower-division general education requirements of the receiving institution.
    4. Community college graduates of these programs who have earned 64 semester hours in approved transfer courses with a grade of "C" or better and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university.
    5. Requirements for admission to some major programs may require additional pre-specialty courses beyond the pre-major taken at the community college. Students entering such programs may need more than two academic years of coursework to complete the baccalaureate degree, depending on requirements of the program.
    6. All courses approved for transfer in the CAA are designated as fulfilling general education, pre-major, or elective requirements. While general education and pre-major courses may also be used as electives, elective courses may not be used to fulfill general education requirements.
    7. CAA courses taken beyond the 64 semester hours of credit in which the student received less than a "C" will not negate the provisions of the CAA.
  2. Transfer of courses not originated at North Carolina community colleges

    Transfer credit for courses that originate at a UNC institution or independent college or university that is part of the CAA is acceptable as part of a student's successfully completed general education core or associate in arts or associate in science program under the CAA.

    Transfer courses that do not originate at a North Carolina community college may be used under the CAA with the following stipulations:
    1. Courses must be from a regionally accredited (e.g., SACS) institution of higher eduation; and
    2. Courses must meet general education requirements; and
    3. Courses may total no more than 14 semester hours of credit of the general education core.
    4. For courses not originating at a North Carolina community college, if the courses are used to complete the AA or AS or the 44-hour general education core, the courses will be taken as a complete package. Otherwise, if 14 hours or less are presented without completion of the core of AA or AS, then the receiving institution will consider the courses on a course-by-course basis.
Transfer Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP)

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) addresses the admission of community college graduates to UNC institutions and the transfer of credits between institutions within the North Carolina Community College System and institutions within The University of North Carolina.

The CAA assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions with the following stipulations: Admission is not assured to a specific campus or specific program or major.

Students must have graduated from a North Carolina Community College with an associate in arts or an associate in science degree. Students must meet all requirements of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. A student must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the college from which he or she graduated, and a grade of "C" or better in all CAA courses.

Students must be academically eligible for re-admission to the last institution attended. Students must meet judicial requirements of the institution to which the student applies. Students must meet all application requirements at the receiving institution including the submission of all required documentation by stated deadlines.

Important Note: Students who plan to transfer any degree or credits listed in this section should discuss their transfer plan with a representative from the receiving institution.

Associate in Arts Degree
A10100

This program prepares the student to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a senior institution. The Associate in Arts Degree stresses communication, social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and fine arts.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Arts Degree; Baccalaureate Degree at a Senior Institution
  • Program Sites: Chatham Campus - Day, 1st and 2nd Year; Evening, 1st and 2nd Year; Harnett Campus - Day, 1st and 2nd Year; Evening, 1st and 2nd Year; Lee Campus - Day, 1st and 2nd Year, Evening; 1st and 2nd Year; Distance Education - 1st and 2nd Year

Course Requirements for Associate in Arts Degree

I. General Education (44 SHC)

A. Composition (6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
AND
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3-0-3
OR
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 3-0-3
OR
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3

B. Humanities/Fine Arts (12 SHC)

Select courses from at least three of the following areas: art, music, drama, dance, foreign language, interdisciplinary humanities, literature, philosophy, and religion. At least one course must be a literature course. 3 SHC of speech/communication (COM) may substitute for 3 SHC of Humanities/Fine Arts in AA and AS Degree programs. Speech/communication may not substitute for the literature requirement.

C-L-SHC
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
ART 117 Non-Western Art History 3-0-3
CHI 111 Elementary Chinese I 3-0-3
CHI 112 Elementary Chinese II 3-0-3
CHI 211 Intermediate Chinese I 3-0-3
CHI 212 Intermediate Chinese II 3-0-3
COM 110 Introduction to Communication 3-0-3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Comm 3-0-3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3-0-3
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation 3-0-3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3-0-3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3-0-3
ENG 233 Major American Writers 3-0-3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3-0-3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3-0-3
ENG 243 Major British Writers 3-0-3
ENG 261 World Literature I 3-0-3
ENG 262 World Literature II 3-0-3
FRE 111 Elementary French I 3-0-3
FRE 112 Elementary French II 3-0-3
FRE 211 Intermediate French I 3-0-3
FRE 212 Intermediate French II 3-0-3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3-0-3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3-0-3
HUM 120 Cultural Studies 3-0-3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3-0-3
HUM 150 American Women's Studies 3-0-3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 2-2-3
HUM 220 Human Values and Meaning 3-0-3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3-0-3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3-0-3
PHI 210 History of Philosophy 3-0-3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3-0-3
PHI 230 Introduction to Logic 3-0-3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3-0-3
REL 110 World Religions 3-0-3
REL 211 Introduction to Old Testament 3-0-3
REL 212 Introduction to New Testament 3-0-3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3-0-3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3-0-3
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3-0-3
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3-0-3

C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 SHC)

Select courses from each of three of the following disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. At least one course must be a history course.

C-L-SHC
ANT 210 General Anthropology 3-0-3
ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 3-0-3
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3
GEO 111 World Regional Geography 3-0-3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3-0-3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3-0-3
HIS 115 Introduction to Global History 3-0-3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3-0-3
HIS 122 Western Civilization 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
POL 210 Comparative Government 3-0-3
POL 220 International Relations 3-0-3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3-0-3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3-0-3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3-0-3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3-0-3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3-0-3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3-0-3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3-0-3
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3-0-3
SOC 240 Social Psychology 3-0-3

D. Natural Sciences (8 SHC)

Select two courses, including accompanying laboratory work, from among the biological and physical science disciplines.

C-L-SHC
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3-0-3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 0-2-1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3-3-4
BIO 111 General Biology I 3-3-4
BIO 112 General Biology II 3-3-4
BIO 120 Introductory Botany 3-3-4
BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 3-3-4
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3-0-3
BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 0-3-1
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3-0-3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 0-3-1
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 3-3-4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 3-3-4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 3-3-4
GEL 111 Introductory Geology 3-2-4
GEL 113 Historical Geology 3-2-4
GEL 230 Environmental Geology 3-2-4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3-0-3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 0-2-1
PHY 151 College Physics I 3-2-4
PHY 152 College Physics II 3-2-4
PHY 251 General Physics I 3-3-4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3-3-4

E. Mathematics (6 SHC)

Select at least one course in introductory mathematics; the other unit may be selected from other quantitative subjects, such as computer science and statistics.

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-2-3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
MAT 141 Mathematical Concepts I 3-0-3
MAT 142 Mathematical Concepts II 3-0-3
MAT 151 Statistics I 3-0-3
MAT 161 College Algebra 3-0-3
MAT 162 College Trigonometry 3-0-3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3-0-3
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3-0-3
MAT 175 Precalculus 4-0-4
MAT 263 Brief Calculus 3-0-3
MAT 271 Calculus I 3-2-4
MAT 272 Calculus II 3-2-4
MAT 273 Calculus III 3-2-4

II. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (20-21 SHC)*

These courses may be selected from the following or any of the above listed courses not used to meet minimum block requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to determine the appropriate elective to complete based upon the requirements of the selected receiving institution and the students' intended major. Must include a minimum of 2 SHC in physical education. Must take ENG 111A with ENG 111. Work experience may be included up to 1 SHC in career exploration.

C-L-SHC
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1-0-1
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
ART 131 Drawing I 0-6-3
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4-2-5
BIO 165 Anatomy and Physiology I 3-3-4
BIO 166 Anatomy and Physiology II 3-3-4
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3-3-4
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3-3-4
BIO 175 General Microbiology 2-2-3
BIO 176 Adv General Microbiology 1-2-2
BIO 271 Pathophysiology 3-0-3
BIO 275 Microbiology 3-3-4
BIO 280 Biotechnology 2-2-3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 228 Business Statistics 2-2-3
CHI 181 Chinese Lab I 0-2-1
CHI 182 Chinese Lab II 0-2-1
CHM 130 General, Organic and Biochemistry 3-0-3
CHM 130A General, Organic and Biochemistry Lab 0-2-1
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3-3-4
CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3-3-4
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3-0-3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3-0-3
CJC 141 Corrections 3-0-3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
COE 115 Work Exp. Seminar I 1-0-1
COM 130 Nonverbal Communication 3-0-3
COM 140 Intercultural Communication 3-0-3
CSC 134 C++ Programming 2-3-3
CSC 151 JAVA Programming 2-3-3
DRA 124 Readers Theatre 3-0-3
DRA 130 Acting I 0-6-3
DRA 170 Play Production I 0-9-3
DRA 171 Play Production II 0-9-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 125 Creative Writing I 3-0-3
ENG 126 Creative Writing II 3-0-3
ENG 273 African-American Literature 3-0-3
HEA 110 Personal Health and Wellness 3-0-3
HIS 222 African-American History I 3-0-3
HIS 223 African-American History II 3-0-3
HIS 226 The Civil War 3-0-3
HIS 236 North Carolina History 3-0-3
HUM 180 International Cultural Explor 2-3-3
MAT 210 Logic 3-0-3
MAT 280 Linear Algebra 3-0-3
MAT 285 Differential Equations 3-0-3
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1-2-2
PED 113 Aerobics I 0-3-1
PED 114 Aerobics II 0-3-1
PED 115 Step Aerobics I 0-3-1
PED 116 Step Aerobics II 0-3-1
PED 117 Weight Training I 0-3-1
PED 118 Weight Training II 0-3-1
PED 121 Walk, Jog, Run 0-3-1
PED 128 Golf-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 130 Tennis-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 139 Bowling-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 143 Volleyball-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 145 Basketball-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 148 Softball 0-2-1
PED 149 Flag Football 0-2-1
PED 152 Swimming-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 155 Water Aerobics 0-3-1
PED 160 Canoe-Basic 0-2-1
PED 254 Coaching Basketball 1-2-2
POL 130 State and Local Government 3-0-3
PSY 246 Adolescent Psychology 3-0-3
SOC 232 Social Context of Aging 3-0-3
SPA 141 Culture and Civilization 3-0-3
SPA 151 Hispanic Literature 3-0-3
SPA 161 Cultural Immersion 3-0-3
SPA 221 Spanish Conversation 3-0-3
SPA 231 Reading and Composition 3-0-3

*Student 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.

NOTE: If a student completed the ENG 111 requirement at an institution that does not require four semester hours of first-level English, the fourth hour is waived and the student may graduate with 64 semester hours total credit. Conversely, if a student is required to take ENG 111A at an institution that does require four semester hours of first-level English (as does Central Carolina Community College), that student must complete 65 semester hours total credit to graduate.

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 64/65

Suggested Semester Sequence for Associate in Arts Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-CR
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Natural Science Course and Lab 3-3-4
Required History Course 3-0-3
Approved Introduction Math Course 3/4-0-3/4
Required Physical Education Elective 0-2-1
12/13-7-15/16

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-CR
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3-0-3
OR
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 3-0-3
OR
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Natural Science Course and Lab 3-3-4
Approved Social/Behavioral Science 3-0-3
Required Mathematics Course 3-0-3
Approved Elective Course 3-0-3
15-3-16

3rd Semester (Fall)

C-L-CR
Required Literature Course 3-0-3
Required Physical Education Elective 0-2-1
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Course 3-0-3
Approved Social/Behavioral Science Course 3-0-3
Approved Elective 3-0-3
Approved Elective 3-0-3
15-2-16

4th Semester (Spring)

C-L-CR
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Course 3-0-3
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Course 3-0-3
Approved Social/Behavioral Science Course 3-0-3
Approved Elective 3-0-3
Approved Elective 3-0-3
Approved Elective 3-0-3
18-0-18

Total Semester Hours Credit: 64/65

Transfer Core Diploma
D10100

This diploma is issued upon the successful completion of the Associate in Arts (AA) general education core. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) states that students completing the general education transfer core will be considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, lower-division general education requirements of the receiving institution. This diploma shall include a minimum of 44 and a maximum of 47 semester hours of general education core courses approved for transfer to The University of North Carolina constituent institutions.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 3 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree; Baccalaureate Degree at a Senior Institution
  • Program Sites: Chatham Campus - Day and Evening Programs; Harnett Campus - Day and Evening Programs; Lee Campus - Day and Evening Programs; Distance Education -

Associate in Science Degree
A10400

This program prepares the student to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a senior institution. The Associate in Science Degree stresses natural and physical sciences, mathematics, communication, and the social sciences.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Science Degree; Baccalaureate Degree at a Senior Institution
  • Program Sites: Chatham Campus - Day, 1st Year, Selected Evening Courses; Harnett Campus - Day, 1st Year, Selected Evening Courses; Lee Campus - Day, 1st and 2nd Year, Evening, 1st and 2nd Year; Distance Education - 1st and 2nd Year

Course Requirements for Associate in Science Degree

I. General Education (44 SHC)

A. Composition (6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
AND
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3-0-3
OR
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 3-0-3
OR
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3

B. Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

Choose courses from three different areas. One course must be a literature course (ENG). 3 SHC of speech/communication (COM) may substitute for 3 SHC of Humanities/Fine Arts in AA and AS degree programs. Speech/Communication may not substitute for the literature requirements.

C-L-SHC
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
ART 117 Non-Western Art History 3-0-3
CHI 111 Elementary Chinese I 3-0-3
CHI 112 Elementary Chinese II 3-0-3
CHI 211 Intermediate Chinese I 3-0-3
CHI 212 Intermediate Chinese II 3-0-3
COM 110 Introduction to Communication 3-0-3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Comm 3-0-3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3-0-3
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation 3-0-3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3-0-3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3-0-3
ENG 233 Major American Writers 3-0-3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3-0-3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3-0-3
ENG 243 Major British Writers 3-0-3
ENG 261 World Literature I 3-0-3
ENG 262 World Literature II 3-0-3
FRE 111 Elementary French I 3-0-3
FRE 112 Elementary French II 3-0-3
FRE 211 Intermediate French I 3-0-3
FRE 212 Intermediate French II 3-0-3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3-0-3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3-0-3
HUM 120 Cultural Studies 3-0-3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3-0-3
HUM 150 American Women's Studies 3-0-3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 2-2-3
HUM 220 Human Values and Meaning 3-0-3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3-0-3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3-0-3
PHI 210 History of Philosophy 3-0-3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3-0-3
PHI 230 Introduction to Logic 3-0-3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3-0-3
REL 110 World Religions 3-0-3
REL 211 Introduction to Old Testament 3-0-3
REL 212 Introduction to New Testament 3-0-3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3-0-3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3-0-3
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3-0-3
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3-0-3

C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)

Select courses from each of three disciplines. One course must be a history course.

C-L-SHC
ANT 210 General Anthropology 3-0-3
ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 3-0-3
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3
GEO 111 World Regional Geography 3-0-3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3-0-3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3-0-3
HIS 115 Introduction to Global History 3-0-3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3-0-3
HIS 122 Western Civilization 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
POL 210 Comparative Government 3-0-3
POL 220 International Relations 3-0-3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3-0-3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3-0-3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3-0-3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3-0-3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3-0-3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3-0-3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3-0-3
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3-0-3
SOC 240 Social Psychology 3-0-3

D. Natural Sciences (8 SHC)

A two-course sequence in general biology, general chemistry, or general physics is required.

C-L-SHC
BIO 111 General Biology I 3-3-4
BIO 112 General Biology II 3-3-4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 3-3-4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 3-3-4
PHY 151 College Physics I 3-2-4
PHY 152 College Physics II 3-3-4
PHY 251 General Physics I 3-3-4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3-3-4

E. Mathematics (6 SHC)

At least one course in mathematics at the Precalculus Algebra level or above is required; the other course may be a higher level mathematics course or may be selected from among other quantitative subjects, such as computer science and statistics.

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-2-3
MAT 151 Statistics I 3-0-3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3-0-3
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3-0-3
MAT 175 Precalculus 4-0-4
MAT 263 Brief Calculus 3-0-3
MAT 271 Calculus I 3-2-4
MAT 272 Calculus II 3-2-4
MAT 273 Calculus III 3-2-4

F. Natural Sciences/Mathematics

**Six additional semester hour credits must be selected from courses designated as Natural Sciences/Mathematics general education transfer courses. Courses can be selected from any courses in Part D or Part E above or from the courses listed below.

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3-0-3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 0-2-1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3-3-4
BIO 120 Introductory Botany 3-3-4
BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 3-3-4
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3-0-3
BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 0-3-1
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3-0-3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 0-3-1
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 3-3-4
GEL 111 Introductory Geology 3-2-4
GEL 113 Historical Geology 3-2-4
GEL 230 Environmental Geology 3-2-4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3-0-3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 0-2-1

II. Other Required Hours (20-21 SHC)*

These courses may be selected from the following or any of the above listed courses not used to meet minimum block requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to determine the appropriate elective to complete based upon the requirements of the selected receiving institution and the students' intended major. Must include a minimum of 14 SHC of college transfer courses in mathematics, natural science, or computer science. The remaining courses may be selected from general education, pre-major, or elective courses. Must include a minimum of 2 SHC in physical education. Must take ENG 111A with ENG 111. Work experience may be included up to 1 SHC career exploration.

C-L-SHC
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1-0-1
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
ART 131 Drawing I 0-6-3
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4-2-5
BIO 165 Anatomy and Physiology I 3-3-4
BIO 166 Anatomy and Physiology II 3-3-4
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3-3-4
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3-3-4
BIO 175 General Microbiology 2-2-3
BIO 176 Adv General Microbiology 1-2-2
BIO 271 Pathophysiology 3-0-3
BIO 275 Microbiology 3-3-4
BIO 280 Biotechnology 2-2-3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 228 Business Statistics 2-2-3
CHI 181 Chinese Lab I 0-2-1
CHI 182 Chinese Lab II 0-2-1
CHM 130 General, Organic and Biochemistry 3-0-3
CHM 130A General, Organic and Biochemistry Lab 0-2-1
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3-3-4
CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3-3-4
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3-0-3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3-0-3
CJC 141 Corrections 3-0-3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
COE 115 Work Exp. Seminar I 1-0-1
COM 130 Nonverbal Communication 3-0-3
COM 140 Intro Intercultural Com 3-0-3
CSC 134 C++ Programming 2-3-3
CSC 151 JAVA Programming 2-3-3
DRA 124 Readers Theatre 3-0-3
DRA 130 Acting I 0-6-3
DRA 170 Play Production I 0-9-3
DRA 171 Play Production II 0-9-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 125 Creative Writing I 3-0-3
ENG 126 Creative Writing II 3-0-3
ENG 273 African-American Literature 3-0-3
HEA 110 Personal Health and Wellness 3-0-3
HIS 222 African-American History I 3-0-3
HIS 223 African-American History II 3-0-3
HIS 226 The Civil War 3-0-3
HIS 236 North Carolina History 3-0-3
MAT 141 Mathematical Concepts I 3-0-3
MAT 142 Mathematical Concepts II 3-0-3
MAT 161 College Algebra 3-0-3
MAT 162 College Trigonometry 3-0-3
MAT 210 Logic 3-0-3
MAT 280 Linear Algebra 3-0-3
MAT 285 Differential Equations 3-0-3
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1-2-2
PED 113 Aerobics I 0-3-1
PED 114 Aerobics II 0-3-1
PED 115 Step Aerobics I 0-3-1
PED 116 Step Aerobics II 0-3-1
PED 117 Weight Training I 0-3-1
PED 118 Weight Training II 0-3-1
PED 121 Walk, Jog, Run 0-3-1
PED 128 Golf-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 130 Tennis-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 139 Bowling-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 143 Volleyball-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 145 Basketball-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 148 Softball 0-2-1
PED 149 Flag Football 0-2-1
PED 152 Swimming-Beginning 0-2-1
PED 155 Water Aerobics 0-3-1
PED 160 Canoe-Basic 0-2-1
PED 254 Coaching Basketball 1-2-2
POL 130 State and Local Government 3-0-3
PSY 246 Adolescent Psychology 3-0-3
SOC 232 Social Context of Aging 3-0-3
SPA 141 Culture and Civilization 3-0-3
SPA 151 Hispanic Literature 3-0-3
SPA 161 Cultural Immersion 3-0-3
SPA 221 Spanish Conversation 3-0-3
SPA 231 Reading and Composition 3-0-3

*Student 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.

NOTE: If a student completed the ENG 111 requirement at an institution that does not require four semester hours of first-level English, the fourth hour is waived and the student may graduate with 64 semester hours total credit. Conversely, if a student is required to take ENG 111A at an institution that does require four semester hours of first-level English (as does Central Carolina Community College), that student must complete 65 semester hours total credit to graduate.

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 64/65

Suggested Semester Curriculum for Associate in Science Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Natural Science Course/Lab (First in Sequence) 3-3-4
Required History Course 3-0-3
Approved Introduction Math Course 3/4-0-3/4
Required Physical Education Elective 0-2-1
12/13-7-15/16

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3-0-3
OR
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 3-0-3
OR
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Natural Science Course/Lab (Second in Sequence) 3-3-4
Approved Social/Behavioral Course 3-0-3
Required Math Course 3-0-3
Approved Elective 3-0-3
15-3-16

3rd Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
Required Literature Course 3-0-3
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Course 3-0-3
Required Physical Education Elective 0-2-1
Approved Social/Behavioral Science Course 3-0-3
Required Math/Science Course 3/4-0/3-3/4
Required Math/Science Course 3/4-0/3-3/4
15/16-2/8-16/17

4th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Course 3-0-3
Required Math/Science Course 3/4-0/3-3/4
Required Math/Science Course 3/4-0/3-3/4
Required Math/Science Course 3/4-0/3-3/4
Required Math/Science Course 3/4-0/3-3/4
15/16-0/12-15/16

Total Semester Hours Credit: 64/65

Transfer Core Diploma
D10400

This diploma is issued upon the successful completion of the Associate in Science (AS) general education core. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) states that students completing the general education transfer core will be considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, lower-division general education requirements of the receiving institution. This diploma shall include a minimum of 44 and a maximum of 47 semester hours of general education core courses approved for transfer to The University of North Carolina constituent institutions.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 3 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree; Baccalaureate Degree at a Senior Institution
  • Program Sites: Chatham Campus - Selected Courses; Harnett Campus - Selected Courses; Lee Campus - Day and Evening; Distance Education