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Associate in Arts

What is an AA Degree?

The Associate in Arts degree is designed for transfer to college and university baccalaureate programs. You'll take a series of courses in different disciplines (which are often termed the basics ) that will assist you in determining a future major, career path, and/or area of concentration. SCC offers those basic courses which make transfer to colleges and universities a smooth process while also supporting you to achieve an AA degree.

You should note that certain baccalaureate programs may have specific pre-major requirements. Therefore, you'll need to work closely with SCC counselors and academic advisors to develop your academic plan and determine best-fit courses.

What are my degree options?

Graduation Requirements:

  1. GPA 2.0
  2. 25% of Approved Curriculum
  3. Fifteen Hours at SCC
  4. Cultural Studies Class**
  5. Computer Literacy*
Core Transfer Component (33 credit hours)
Class Credit hours
Writing/Accessing Information 6
Oral Communications 3
Heritage 3
Humanities 3
Social Interaction/Behavioral Science (at least two disciplines) 9
Science (A science lab must be included here or in Beyond the Core) 3
Science or Quantitative (Math) Reasoning 3
Quantitative (Math) Reasoning 3
Total 33
Additional General Education Requirements Beyond the Core
Class Credit hours 
Heritage & Humanities and/or Social Interaction and/or Foreign Language 6
Social Interaction/Science/Quantitative (Math) Reasoning/ Humanities
Heritage/ Foreign Language/ Oral Communications
6
Additional Electives 15
Total 27

Total for Associate in Arts degree: 60

*Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements to which they are transferring.

*Please note: At least one course within the 45 credit hour of the General Education block must be selected from the identified Cultural Studies List.

*Graduation requirement demonstration of Computer Literacy: IC3 exam or Computer Literacy courses.

Graduation Requirements:

  1. GPA 2.0
  2. 25% of Approved Curriculum
  3. Fifteen Hours at SCC
  4. Cultural Studies Class**
  5. Computer Literacy*
  6. FYE 100/105
Transfer Core Component
Class Credit hours
Writing/Accessing Information 6
Oral Communications 3
Heritage 3
Humanities 3
Social Interaction/Behavioral Science (at least two disciplines) 9
Science (a science LAB must be included here or in Beyond the Core) 3
Science or Quantitative (Math) Reasoning 3
Quantitative (Math) Reasoning 3
Total 33
Additional General Education Requirements Beyond the Core
Class Credit hours
Heritage & Humanities and/or Social Interaction and/or Foreign Language 6
Additional Electives  21
Total 27

Total for Associate in Arts degree: 60

*Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements to which they are transferring.

*Please note: At least one course within the 45 credit hour of the General Education block must be selected from the identified Cultural Studies List.

*Graduation requirement demonstration of Computer Literacy: IC3 exam or Computer Literacy courses.

What is Education Prep Pathway?

The Associate in Arts degree with an Education emphasis is a pathway for students who wish to begin coursework at a community college and then apply for transfer admission to a teacher education program at a four-year college or university.

What are my career choices?

We can help you get started on your career pathway in education. Through our education classes, explore different areas of education to help you decide on an area of teaching.

Get started on the path to earning a certification to become an elementary, middle grade, or high school teacher in the area and subject that inspires you.

Once you decide on your career pathway, we can work together to create a plan that works for you. The Associate in Arts (AA) degree can be tailored to transfer to a four-year institution.

Program Contact

Melissa Dalton
Education Program Coordinator
606.677.8313
melissa.dalton@kctcs.edu  

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Arts degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Jon Burlew

Associate of Arts

Associate Dean

606.451.6748