2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Dec 13, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Science (A10400), AS


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Purpose

The Associate in Science 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 the basic computer use. Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina 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.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers precollege courses to prepare students for the Associate in Science curriculum.

Program Curriculum


First Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 12 | Lab Hours 6 or 7 | Credit Hours 15


Second Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 4 or 5 | Credit Hours 17


Third Semester (Fall)


  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3 (see choices below)
  • Math/Natural Science Elective Credit Hours: 4 (see choices below)
  • Math/Natural Science Elective Credit Hours: 4 (see choices below)
  • PE Elective Credit Hours: 1 (see choices below)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit Hours: 3 (see choices below)

Class Hours 12-13 | Lab Hours 3-6 | Credit Hours 15


Fourth Semester (Spring)


Students need to complete at least 12 General Elective credit hours. The required number of courses is dependent on the credit hours of the course.

  • General Elective Credit Hours: (see choices below)
  • General Elective Credit Hours: (see choices below)
  • General Elective Credit Hours: (see choices below)
  • General Elective Credit Hours: (see choices below)
  • PE Elective Credit Hours: 1 or 2 (see choices below)

Class Hours 12-13 | Lab Hours 2-11 | Credit Hours 13 or 14


Universal General Education Courses (UGETC)


English Composition (6 SHC)


The following two English composition courses are required.

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communication (6 SHC)


Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)


Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines.

Mathematics (8 SHC)


Natural Sciences (8 SHC)


Select one 8 SHC natural science course sequence from the following:

Required General Education Hours (34 SHC)


Additional General Education Hours (11 SHC)


An additional 11 SHC of courses should be selected from courses classified as general education within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university. Courses taken as required general education courses cannot be used to satisfy the additional general education hours.

Select 8 SHC from the following:


Select 3 SCH from the Following:


To satisfy the General Education Elective, choose one of the following courses:

Required (11 SHC)


Other Required Hours


The following course is required:

  • ACA 122 - College Transfer Success Credit Hours: 1
  • An additional 14 SHC of courses should be selected from courses classified as pre-major, elective or general education courses within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.

Physical Education Elective(s) (2 SHC)


Select two courses from the following {it is recommended that students take a 1 credit hour (active) PE first}:

Select 12 SH from the Following Courses


Required (15 SHC)


Total (60 SHC)


Associate in Science (AS) Degree

Required Semester Credit Hours

UGETC 34 SHC
Additional General Education 11 SHC
Other Required Hours 15 SHC
Total 60 SHC

 Students are responsible for examining the program major requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer for completion of their degree.

The courses selected to meet the Additional General Education Hours (11 SHC) and other Required Hours (15 SHC) requirement should be based on the intended major and transfer university.

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