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

Associate in Science (A10400)


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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)

Students will select the first 34 hours of the 45-hour General Education Requirement from the classes listed below. All of these courses are classified by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement as Universal General Education Transfer Component courses (UGETC), and they will transfer to UNC institutions 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:

Communications:


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC):


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

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 (11 SHC):


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

Total General Education Hours Required: 45


Other Required Hours (Total of 15 SHC):


An additional 14 SHC of courses should be selected from the following lists:


Developmental Course Requirements


Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, and mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 171) from below:


Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 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.

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