Associates in Arts
Alamance Community College
Alamance Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree for students who are interested in beginning their college education as they earn an associate degree and learn the fundamental skills and knowledge they will need in professional studies in in higher education, as well as learn about a wide variety of subjects relating to the arts, the sciences, business, and mathematics. Students will develop their general education which is a necessity for most careers.
Students will develop a general education through the program, focusing on liberal arts, natural and applied sciences, technology, and mathematics. Those classes include expository writing, introduction to literature, introduction to communication, public speaking, art appreciation, theatre appreciation, American music, technology and society, critical thinking, the nature of America, myth in human culture, philosophical issues, world religions, religion in America, introduction to global history, principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, general psychology, American government, principles of biology, introduction to chemistry, college physics, college algebra, genetics, introduction to business, business law, principles of management, creative writing, and statistics.
Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary qualifications for future studies at the bachelor level. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in general education areas that are the foundation to life skills and further education, to demonstrate basic knowledge in topics of general education which will provide the basis for further study, to demonstrate a basic knowledge in several areas of liberal studies, science, and math, and to develop a broad foundation for advanced studies.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Under the comprehensive articulation agreement between the sixteen institutions of the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System, students fulfilling these requirements will be admitted to at least one of the institutions in the university system and granted junior status. Students who plan to transfer to a private college or university should consult personnel at that institution concerning the transferability of courses.
Alamance Community College first opened in 1958 as the Burlington-Alamance County Industrial Education Center, preparing students for work in industries, like textiles, and equipping future laborers with machine shop skills. By the 1970s, the school had expanded to include options such as secretarial courses, drafting, and technology. During this period, the campus also relocated to its current home along the Haw River in Graham, North Carolina. As the school grew and evolved, it adopted the title Alamance Community College. ACC has since continued expanding, increasing acreage and facilities as well as broadening programs, including the addition of health and science fields, along with business and technology programs. Today, Alamance Community College awards Associate’s degrees and certificates in more than thirty fields of study housed in the schools of Business, Arts and Sciences, Health and Public Services, and Industrial Technologies.
In addition to degree programs, Alamance Community College also extends learning through the divisions of Online and Distance Education, Continuing Education, and Services for Business and Industry. With more than 100 credit courses online, students can choose to participate in coursework delivered one hundred percent online, hybrid learning combining online and face-to-face instruction, or Web-Assisted courses that primarily feature on-campus instruction supported by web-based assignments.
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