Program Overview

The Associate Degree in General Education (AGE) is designed to prepare students for future entrance into one of Wayne Community College's limited-admission health science fields.  Students who plan to enter the Associate in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Hygiene, or Dental Assisting major tracks are placed in the AGE program until they receive approval for admission into their chosen program.  The AGE program provides students with the foundation of general skills and knowledge they need to be adequately prepared for their future major track.  The curriculum contains a variety of educational opportunities, with courses in English composition, natural sciences and mathematics, fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences.  Graduates of the program have the potential to become proficient in valuable skill areas such as reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental math skills, and the basic use of computers.  The skills gained from coursework in the AGE program allow individuals to become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities.

The Associate in General Education program consists of a minimum of 64 credit hours.  Students have flexibility in selecting courses, allowing them to create a course load that best conforms to their personal and professional goals. The professors are highly experienced, both in education and in their fields of expertise, and are typically dedicated to assisting students throughout their path to graduation.  Wayne Community College's AGE program is ideal for any individual looking for a convenient, widely-encompassing degree program.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Established in 1957, Wayne Community College is a public, two-year institution, located in the city of Goldsboro, North Carolina. WCC operates within the framework of the North Carolina Community College System, and awards associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas, along with offering career training programs and lifelong learning opportunities. Wayne Community College states a vision “to be the preferred choice for quality education and training in the communities it serves.”

    Distance education programs at Wayne Community College include degree, diploma, and certificate options, which can be completed fully online. In addition, the Distance Education Department at WCC also houses hybrid courses, which allow for a combination of eLearning and on-campus degree programs. Web enhanced courses offer Internet supplemental content for traditional on-campus courses.


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