Catalog 2012-2013

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Overview of Degree Requirements

AA, AS and AAT degrees are an embodiment of NCTC’s goal of providing quality freshman and sophomore level courses in arts and sciences that parallel the lower division offerings of four-year colleges and universities by offering a coherent sequence of courses with appropriate breadth and depth to prepare students for transfer to a university. To earn both the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees, the minimum requirements for each must be met and an additional 15 college-level semester hours must be earned at NCTC.

The AAS and certificates are an embodiment of NCTC’s goal to provide quality technical programs leading directly to careers in semi-skilled and skilled occupations by offering a coherent sequence of courses with appropriate breadth and depth to prepare students for success in the workforce.

To graduate, students must complete the degree requirements with a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.0. Additionally, a minimum of 18 credit hours must be taken in-residence at NCTC. Credit hours for college preparatory (developmental) courses do not meet this residency requirement.

Degree

Requirements

Semester Credit Hours

Associate of Arts (AA)

Core Curriculum Courses

43-45

 

Electives*

12

 

Sophomore Level Literature Course

3

 

Proficiency with Computers**

3

 

Total Minimum Required Hours

61

Associate of Science (AS)

Core Curriculum Courses

43-45

 

Electives*

12

 

Mathematics Course

3

 

Proficiency with Computers**

3

 

Total Minimum Required Hours

61

Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)

Specific degree requirements for grades EC-6, 4-8, and Secondary are listed on pages 86-88 of the 2010 - 2011 Catalog.

 

Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS)

General Education Courses

15

 

Technical Courses (per degree plan)

Varies

 

Proficiency With Computers (per degree plan)

Varies

*Elective courses should be based on the degree requirements for your chosen Major Field of Study at the university you wish to attend. TRANSFER electives generally meet basic university degree requirements for a Major Field of Study. RECOMMENDED electives generally transfer, but they may not meet university Major Field of Study requirements. Either Transfer or Recommended electives will satisfy NCTC degree requirements.

**To complete an AA or AS degree, a student must demonstrate broad proficiency with computers, either by passing BCIS1305 or passing a departmental exam.