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.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) 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 and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities 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.

Program Description Copied from Curriculum Standard

Program Learning Outcomes

P1: Written Communication
Students will demonstrate proficiency in written communication.

P2: Information Literacy
Students will demonstrate proficiency in locating, evaluating and using information effectively.

P3: Critical Thinking
Students will demonstrate proficiency in using critical thinking skills to solve problems.

P4: Oral Communication
Students will demonstrate proficiency in speaking effectively.

P5: Fundamental Mathematics
Students will demonstrate proficiency in mathematical computation.

Program Contact

Doree Hill
Dean, Arts & Sciences
MAPS Center – Smith Building
Phone: (252) 222-6282
Email: hilld@carteret.edu

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