May 27, 2024  
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog

Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation (A1040T)

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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.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) 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 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. 

General Education Courses (Total of 45 SHC):

Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

(All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit.)

English Composition (6 SHC):

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications (6 SHC):

Select two (2) courses from the following list from two (2) different disciplines:

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC):

Select one (1) course from the following list:

Mathematics (8 SHC):

Select two (2) courses from the following list:

Natural/Physical Sciences (8 SHC):

Select two (2) courses with labs to total eight (8) SHC from the following list:

Additional General Education Hours (14/15 SHC):

Other Required General Education (3 SHC):

An additional 11-12 SHC of courses should be selected from the following lists:

Other Required Hours (Total of 15 SHC):

Education (14 SHC):

Academic Transition (1 SHC):

Total Credit Hours Required: 60/61

One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Science program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

Students 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.

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or Mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 171 from above:

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