Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree (AA&S)
Rappahannock Community College
Rappahannock Community College’s Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree is essentially what every student is seeking at a community college or similar two-year college program. It is a degree which gives them the educational foundations that four-year institutions seek in their freshman and sophomore students. Through the Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree, students at Rappahannock Community College are prepared to do exactly that, transfer to another institution and begin their educational study in a field of their choice. The program adequately prepares students seeking a major in Liberal Arts, Science, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Teacher Prep/Education, among most others.
In preparation for a four-year degree, students should also investigate the educational and transfer requirements at the school they wish to enter, in order to make sure that transfer credits are accepted, and students take the classes required for entrance into the program.
The program is a general studies program designed for maximum exposure to a wide range of topics, including history, mathematics, natural science, social sciences, leadership skills, college composition, the humanities, computer application, public speaking, and health. On top of the required core curriculum, students are expected to choose a series of elective study classes to complete the requirements for attaining a transfer degree.
Students should understand that most professions are glad to see an Associate Degree in their applicants, however, the Associate Degree shows proficiency in general education, not advanced education in the topic that the student is seeking. Any student seeking a professional career in any subject should strongly consider a four year education from a respected institution.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Founded in 1970, Rappahannock Community College is a public, 2-year community college with campuses in Glenns, Virginia and Warsaw, Virginia. Rappahannock Community College serves students in thirteen neighboring Virginia counties, the college also maintains satellite sites at the Kilmarnock Center in Lancaster County, in addition to hosting classes at King George High School in King George County. The institution is also a participant of the Virginia Community College System. Rappahannock Community College focuses on a mission that “provides access to high quality educational experiences for members of its community, preparing them for success as learners, employees, and citizens of the 21st century.”
RCC offers a wide range of associate’s degree and certificate programs as well as an online distance learning option. Students can pursue online associate’s degrees and certificate opportunities.
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