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Associate in General Education

campus entrance

Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Associate in General Education is a two-year program offering a basic exposure to the liberal arts. This program is tailored around your personal interests rather than specific professional requirements, helping you to expand your knowledge, enrich your personal life and improve your understanding of today’s changing world.

The Associate in General Education is not a transferable degree program and shouldn’t be used to satisfy the transfer requirements of a four-year college or university. Students interested in transferring should consider the Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts or Associate in Science program.

For more information about college transfer and links to four-year college transfer admissions websites, please visit our college transfer web page.

Curriculum Guide

Course
Number
Course
Title
Corequisites Prerequisites Credits
Student Success 1
Select one course from:
ACA 111 or ACA 122 (ACA 122 is recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution)
none none 1
Composition 6
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry none ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines none ENG 111 3
Communications 3
Choose one of the following:
(COM 231 is recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution)
COM 110 Introduction to Communication none ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3
COM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication none ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3
COM 231 Public Speaking none ENG 111 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Select one course from the COA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) list of Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC): Humanities/Fine Arts or GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts core requirement courses (UGETC courses are recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution) none varies 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (at least two different disciplines must be represented) 3
Select one course from the COA list of CAA UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sciences or GEN ED: Social/Behavioral Sciences core requirement courses; (UGETC courses are recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution) none varies 3
Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3 – 4
Select one course (other than CIS 110) from the COA list of CAA GEN ED: Mathematics or Natural Science core requirement courses; (UGETC courses are recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution) none varies 3 – 4
Computer Science 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers none Appropriate placement, or ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 3
Health/Wellness 5
HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness none ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3
PED 110 or two one-hour PED activity courses Physical Education Electives none varies 2
Electives 36 – 37
Select 36 to 37 additional hours from general education and professional courses numbered 110 or above which are in the COA list of North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library (CCL) courses (Number of elective hours needed is based upon course choice made in the natural/sciences/mathematics area); For a complete list of CCL courses accepted, visit the NC Community College System
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 64 – 65