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Liberal Arts/Academic Transfer (LATAA)
Metropolitan Community College offers a Liberal Arts/Academic Transfer (LATAA) program that awards the Associate in Arts Degree. The program’s curriculum is designed to provide the fundamental and necessary thinking skills that prepare students for advanced courses within four-year academic institutions. In addition, the program’s courses will provide instruction within a broad range of subjects to ensure students receive a solid educational foundation. Students should evaluate their preferred transfer institution’s admission, general education and major concentration requirements prior to enrolling in the LATAA courses.
This program is delivered through a hybrid format of both traditional and online courses. However, it is possible to complete the degree entirely online by only enrolling in courses that have the online course designation.
To be eligible for graduation, LATAA students must complete a total of 96 credit hours. The total credits are divided into 27 general education and 69 major requirement credits. The program may be completed in two years with a full time student status.
The general education courses within the program provide students with a broad foundational knowledge and the essential career skills for future occupations. Courses may provide students with hands-on experience for both personal and professional success. Students are taught the principles of becoming a productive individual, contributing team member and a lifelong learning student. The general education credits are divided into 13.5 communication, 4.5 quantitative/numeracy skills, and 9 other credits.
The program’s major requirement courses should provide advanced education within a variety of core subjects. Students need to complete 4.5 quantitative/numeracy skills, 12 natural science, 9-27 social science, 9-27 humanities, and 4.5 cultural studies credits. Students also have the option of completing their choice of 12 Elective credits. In order to complete the degree, students must take a combined total of 36 credit hours within the social sciences or humanities categories.
Students are encouraged to consult with their preferred four-year transfer institution(s) to determine the appropriateness of particular courses. MCC also provides academic advisors and counselors for students that need assistance when choosing transferable courses. MCC supplies a list of special transfer agreements with a variety of four-year institutions.
LATAA students should also note that there are required and recommended courses as well as course sequences in place for students wishing to major in history, political science, psychology, sociology, or secondarily within anthropology, geography or education.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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