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Associate in Arts (ARTS.AA)

Minimum credits60
Minimum cumulative GPA2.0
Minimum grade in all courses2.0
Minimum JC credits15
MACRAO AgreementNo

NOTE: Only courses with a 2.0 or better transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. To complete the MACRAO Articulation Agreement, students must plan their courses carefully. Completion of the Associate in Arts degree does NOT guarantee the MACRAO designation.

This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. It is selected by students planning to pursue a career in such fields as business, education, psychology and social work.

ADO 1: Write clearly, concisely and intelligibly (6 credits)

Take the following:

Choose one of the following:

ADO 2: Speak clearly, concisely and intelligibly (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 3: Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning (4 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 4: Demonstrate scientific reasoning (8-9 credits)

Choose two of the following from two different disciplines:

ADO 5: Understand human behavior and social systems, the principles which govern them and their implications for the present and future (8-9 credits)

Choose two or three of the following from two different disciplines to equal at least 8 credits:

ADO 6: Understand aesthetic experience and artistic creativity (9 credits)

Choose three of the following from two different disciplines:

ADO 7: Think critically

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 8: Make responsible decisions in personal and professional contexts (1-3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 9: Work productively with others, recognizing individual contributions to group success

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 10: Understand and respect the diversity and interdependence of the world’s peoples and cultures (3-4 credits)

Choose one of the following:

Program Requriements

Additional courses** so that total degree equals 60 credits: Plan to visit an academic advisor to obtain a guide sheet and/or discuss requirements for selected program of study. Students are encouraged to choose courses that transfer as equivalent credit to four-year colleges and universities. Students are responsible to see that courses taken meet the requirements for their chosen program of study.

** Courses identified as remedial or developmental cannot be used as credits toward degrees or certificates. These courses currently include: CIS 090, 095; ENG 080, 085, 090, 101, 102, 109, 110; MAT 010, 020, 031, 033, 035, 090, 095, 098, 100, and 110; and MTT 009.

Additional courses excluded from credits toward degrees and certificates are continuing education courses (prefix CCE, CED, CEU, CFO, CJT, CSS, ESL, LTL) and courses offered through JC’s workforce training programs (prefixes JTI, PDI).

If the transfer college or university of your choice is a MACRAO signator, it is recommended that you complete the requirements of The MACRAO Articulation Agreement.

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* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.

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