Transfer Programs at DCCC

College transfer programs at DCCC are designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete general education requirements typically required for the Bachelor’s degree. Ideally, transfer credits or an earned Associate degree are applied towards a degree offered at a four-year college or university based on articulation agreements. The College offers the Associate in Arts; Associate in General Education; Associate in Science; Associate in Applied Science and the Universal General Education Transfer Component. These credentials are ideally suited for students aspiring to transfer to a four-year institution.

  • The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who want to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines offered at a college or university. The mathematics and science requirements for this degree are less than what are required for the Associate in Science. The degree is not designed to maximize one’s value in the job market, but rather to prepare students for transferring to a four-year institution. However, by carefully choosing electives (courses of interests) some employment opportunities may be available for students who complete this degree.
  • The Associates in General Education (A.G.E.) is for students who want to transfer to a four-year institution and designed for those who want to complete a four-year degree in education. This degree is designed to assist students with transferring and not necessarily entry into the world of work, although some employment opportunities may available in various settings.
  • The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is designed for students want to transfer and pursue a four-year degree at a college or university. The mathematics and science requirements are greater than those required for the A.A. degree. Students who want to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) should pursue this course of study while at the College. Students completing the A.S. degree, who do not transfer, may find work in a variety of settings.
  • The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree includes majors that are designed to provide students with job-ready skills that will allow them to enter the workforce upon completing program requirements. This degree is also transferrable to a college or university. The A.A.S. degree is an ideal option for students who choose to postpone transferring to a four-year college or university and instead opt to enter the workforce with a college credential.
  • The University General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) requires that a student complete 30 semester hours of course work that aligns with the UNC system’s general education core subjects. Students who earn these credits are able to transfer them to a state four-year college or university. Students should follow the intended institution’s degree plan in selecting courses beyond the 30 UGETC credits.
  • The Reverse Transfer Program is an initiative which supports partnerships between North Carolina community colleges and universities that scale-up approaches to awarding associate’s degrees to students who transfer from community colleges to universities prior to receiving the degree.  Reverse transfer involves the transfer of courses completed at the university, which are needed to complete the AA or AS degree, back to the community college, thus making the student eligible to receive the associate’s degree from the community college. The benefits of reverse transfer include the following:
    • Students benefit by acquiring academic credentials which will benefit them throughout their careers.
    • Community colleges benefit by having more associate degree completers.
    • Universities benefit because multiple studies show that transfer students who complete an associate’s degree are significantly more likely to complete baccalaureate degrees.

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