Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Programs

Program Descriptions

The Associate Degree Programs in Arts and Science prepare students to transfer to a four-year college for a baccalaureate degree (B.A. or B.S.). Graduates of these two-year programs complete the academic requirements and develop the skills in analysis, interpretation, and communication necessary for transfer to a four-year institution.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the AA and AS program, a graduate should be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate the source, context, and credibility of information.
  • Communicate information to a variety of audiences using appropriate written methods.
  • Apply appropriate mathematics to solve real world problems.
  • Analyze a problem or question using the scientific method. (AS only)

Degrees Awarded

Associate in Arts Degree (AA)

Associate in Science Degree (AS)


  • Completion of a minimum of 60-61 semester hours credit.
  • 2.0 grade-point average in program.


Transfer requirements vary among four-year colleges and universities; therefore, students need to visit Web site for relevant transfer information from the institution they plan to attend. Using this information, counselors and academic advisors at WCC assist students in planning their course of study.

For More Information

Call the Director of the College Transfer Advising Center at (919) 739-6755 or visit us at our Web site at


The College Transfer Advising Center offers students pursuing the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering and Associate in General Education degrees a central location to seek academic advising. The purpose of the Advising Center is to serve, guide, and support students preparing to transfer to a four year university or preparing to apply for limited admission health science programs. The center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday thru Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours vary. The College Transfer Advising Center is located in the Wayne Learning Center, room 144.