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    Catawba Valley Community College
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

Programs of Study


 

Program Listings
2017-2018

The following pages list alphabetically by discipline area the curriculum programs to be offered by Catawba Valley Community College during the 2017-2018 academic year. Programs in addition to those shown are being planned and may be implemented prior to or during the year. Catawba Valley Community College reserves the right to delete or change programs and courses as may be required; however, this general catalog represents the most accurate information available concerning the CVCC curriculum at the time of its publication.

How to use the Listings

Each curriculum offered for credit is listed along with course numbers, titles, and semester hours of credit required for graduation. The credit hours shown in each curriculum are classified as follows: class hours per week; lab hours per week; clinical/work experience hours per week (where applicable); and credit hours. Some courses entail both lab hours and clinical/work experience, and in these courses the number of hours for each is listed. A complete course syllabus for each credit course is on file in the offices of the respective department heads and is available for review by interested persons.

Program Sequences

Program Sequences are suggestions only. The College retains the right to alter Program Sequences as it deems necessary.

College Transfer

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students.  The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student; for example:

  • Assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions (Transfer Assured Admissions Policy)
  • Enables NC 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 NC to transfer with junior status.
Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure

If a transfer student perceives that the terms of the CAA have not been honored, he or she may follow the Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure. (Appendix E of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement)

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science
  • The Associate in Arts (A10100) (AA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.
  • The Associate in Science (A10400) (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, the sciences or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds.
Transfer Course List
  • The Transfer Course List contains a list of courses accepted for transfer between the NC Community College System and the University of North Carolina. 

 

Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Engineering (A.E.), and Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

Associate degrees are offered in the arts (A.A.), science (A.S.), engineering, (A.E.), and fine arts (A.F.A.) for students who aspire to transfer to a four-year college or university. The 60/61 semester hours credit for an A.A., A.E., A.F.A in Theatre, A.F.A in Visual Arts, or A.F.A in Music are designed to parallel the freshman and sophomore years of study at four-year colleges and universities.

Goals and Competencies of General Education Courses:

The student will gain proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending Standard English. The student will be able to communicate effectively in all four areas.

The student will gain proficiency in basic computational skills, fundamental algebraic concepts, and interpretational skills of numerical and graphical data as these skills apply to real world situations.

The student will gain an appreciation of the aesthetic aspect of human existence and how human expression in this area gives insight into the foundations of the basic questions of value in human life.

The student will gain an appreciation of the aesthetic aspect of human existence and how human expression in this area gives insight into the foundations of the basic questions of value in human life.

The student will gain an understanding of the dynamics of the physiological and psychological self, group and societal interaction, and have an introduction to the influences of past events on the present. Further, the student will gain the necessary application and communication skills to utilize this knowledge in future academic and vocational pursuits.

The student will be introduced to the methods, concepts, and principles of science; will be exposed to representative applications of science and how these affect our society; and will experience the gathering, organization and interpretation of data

The student will gain an understanding of foreign culture, cultural diversity, and language skills necessary for reading and speaking the language.

The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees

The Associate in Arts Degree is for students desiring to pursue liberal arts and pre-professional programs in areas other than the fine arts and the sciences. The Associate in Science Degree is for students desiring to enter science and/or mathematics related fields. The Associate in Engineering Degree is for students desiring to pursue a baccalaureate degree in engineering.

The Associate in Arts and Science programs are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) which addresses the transfer of students between institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts and science degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status. The CAA does not guarantee admission to a university; admission to a university does not constitute admission to a professional school or a specific program.

The Associate in Engineering Degree

The Associate in Engineering Degree is for students desiring to pursue a baccalaureate degree in engineering. The Associate in Engineering Degree is part of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina Baccalaureate Engineering Programs and the North Carolina Community College System. This agreement ensures that a student who completes the Associate in Engineering Degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in the required courses will have fulfilled the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science in Engineering programs. Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional and sometimes duplicative courses. However, because engineering program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to an engineering program.

The Associate in Fine Arts Degree

The Associate in Fine Arts Degree is for students desiring to pursue studies in Music, Theatre or Visual Arts. Upon admission to another public two-year institution or to a public university, a community college student who was enrolled in an Associate in Fine Arts Degree program and who satisfactorily completed with a grade of “C” or better in all courses that are designated for college transfer (general education, elective, or pre-major), will receive credit for those courses. The receiving institution will determine whether the course will count as general education, major, or elective credit. Each degree program has additional requirements for coursework in liberal arts, fine arts, and sciences.  The two-year associate degree program prepares students for professional practice or the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

The Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina Baccalaureate of Fine Arts (BFA) Programs and the North Carolina Community College System Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts (AFAVA) Programs focuses on seamless transfer for students who begin visual arts studies at a community college and then transfer to one of the University of North Carolina Bachelor of Fine Arts/Visual Arts programs.

The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts to Bachelor of Fine Arts (AFAVA to BFA) agreement is made between the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System and The University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

Programs of Study

Associate in Arts

Associate in Engineering

Associate in Fine Arts

Associate in Science

Associate in General Education

Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

College Transfer Pathway

Diploma Pathway

Certificate Pathway