CFCC 2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jan 22, 2021  
CFCC 2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Arts (A10100)

As a result of a legislative mandate from the NC General Assembly, fall of 1997, the 58 North Carolina community colleges and the 16 institutions in the University of North Carolina (UNC) System entered into an agreement called the statewide Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, better known as the CAA. This agreement has been updated, and the revisions were implemented in the fall of 2014. This agreement includes two degrees—the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science—and enables North Carolina community college graduates to receive junior status if the graduates meet certain criteria. Students are encouraged to complete their degree before they transfer. Admission to a UNC institution is a competitive process.

The Associate in Arts degree requires 60-61 credit hours. It allows students to take the first two years of their baccalaureate degree at CFCC and enables them to transfer to one of the 16 institutions in the UNC System with junior status. To graduate from CFCC under this agreement, students must meet all prerequisite and corequisite requirements, successfully complete all the required CAA courses with a grade of “C” or better, and earn at least a 2.0 overall grade-point average. (Note: To enroll at a senior institution, students must meet the grade-point average requirement of the receiving institution, which may be higher than a 2.0. While CFCC will accept a grade of “C-” from another institution, students should be aware that some UNC institutions will not accept this grade.)

It is the responsibility of the student to meet all graduation requirements.

Students are advised to take ACA 122 - College Transfer Success  in their first or second semester and create a suitable plan of study. Students are required to demonstrate their computer competency before graduation by taking CIS 110  or CIS 115  or CTS 115  or CSC 120  or CSC 151 . If a student is enrolled in the last semester of course work, is computer-competent, but has not fulfilled the computer requirement, the student may opt to take a computer competency in the Learning Lab at the North or Wilmington campus.

Students must meet the receiving institution’s foreign language and/or health and physical education course, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Website that houses CFCC’s college transfer curriculum worksheets:

Website that houses the four-year baccalaureate plans at the 16 institutions in the University of North Carolina System:

The Associate in Arts program requirements are outlined as follows:

  1. Universal General Education Transfer Component (32- 33 semester-hour credits)—These courses are sometimes referred to as the UGETC courses and are supposed to transfer for equivalency credit at the 16 University of North Carolina institutions.
  2. Additional General Education Courses (14 semester-hour credits)—These may be additional general education courses that CFCC has selected for its students and/ or additional general education courses that a senior institution has recommended or required for an intended major.
  3. Other Requirements (14 semester-hour credits)—A few electives are mandated by CFCC. Students should select the remaining electives based on the intended major of the senior institution.

Universal General Education Transfer Component (Credits: 32-33)

English Composition (Credits: 6)

Humanities/Fine Arts (Credits: 9)

Select one course from each group below.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (Credits: 9)

Select one course from each group below.

Mathematics (Credits: 3/4)

Choose one course:

Natural Sciences (Credits: 4)

Choose one course (Reminder: AST 111  and PHY 110  have mandatory labs.):

Additional General Education Courses (Credits: 15)

Critical Thinking (Credits: 6)

Choose two courses (Reminder: BIO 140  and CHM 131  have mandatory labs.):

Global Awareness and Foreign languages (Credits: 9)

Choose three courses (Reminder: ASL 111 , ASL 112 , ASL 211 , FRE 111 , FRE 112 , GER 111 , GER 112 , SPA 111 , and SPA 112  have mandatory labs.):

Other Required Hours (Credits: 14)

Select a minimum of 14 semester-hour credits, based on your intended major and senior institution. The following two courses are required: ACA 122  (recommended during the student’s first or second semester at CFCC) and COM 110  or COM 120  or COM 140  or COM 231 .

Required course:

Other Electives (Credits: 10)

(Reminder: AST 111 , BIO 140  and PHY 110  have mandatory labs.).


Computer Info Tech:


Total Requirement in Semester Hours: 60-61