Curriculum Programs


Curriculum Programs General Information

CURRICULUM PROGRAMS: DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES 

The College offers curriculum programs following the policies and procedures of the North Carolina Community College System.  Associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates are the three kinds of curriculum credentials offered by the college, and these are described below. 

 Associate Degree Programs 

Associate degree programs prepare students to enter the workplace immediately upon graduation and/or to continue their education at a four-year institution. Full-time students can generally complete associate degree programs in two years, depending on placement testing. The college offers four degrees; the Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.), the Associate in Arts degree (A.A.), the Associate in General Education degree (A.G.E.), and the Associate in Science degree (A.S.). 

A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for admission into associate degree programs. 

The college follows policy from the North Carolina Community College System office to determine placement level.  Students who are not ready for college level must complete college preparatory classes before enrolling in curriculum classes.   

Associate in Applied Science 

Students who complete A.A.S. degree programs may choose to pursue employment opportunities and/or transfer some credits to selected colleges and universities for further study.  Sixteen two-year occupational programs leading to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree are offered at SCC: Agribusiness Technology; Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration; Associate Degree Nursing; Broadcasting and Production Technology; Business Administration; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice Technology; Criminal Justice Technology – Forensic Science; Early Childhood Education; Electrical Engineering Technology; Information Technology; Mechatronics Engineering Technology; Medical Laboratory Technology; Medical Office Administration; Office Administration; and Welding Technology.  The Associate Degree Nursing program has additional special admission requirements. 

 Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees 

These two degrees are awarded upon completion of university transfer program requirements. SCC university transfer programs prepare students to continue their education at a four-year institution, compete successfully in the job market, and adapt to rapid social and technological changes.  Students may earn an Associate in Arts and/or an Associate in Science degree. 

 Associate in General Education 

This degree is awarded upon completion of fifteen hours of general education coursework, thirteen hours of personal wellness/local history coursework, and thirty-seven hours of structured exploratory electives. It is designed to give students an opportunity to broaden their education to compete in the job market, for job improvement, or for personal enrichment. 

 Associate in General Education – Nursing 

This degree is awarded upon completion of fifty-four hours of general education coursework and seven additional hours of structured college transfer elective courses. It is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate in Nursing degree. 

 Diploma Programs 

Students must have a high school diploma or its equivalent to be admitted to any of the diploma programs. The Practical Nursing program has additional special admission requirements. 

Vocational diploma programs are primarily for those who wish to enter a trade prior to completing an associate degree and may be completed in as little as three semesters by college-ready students taking classes on a full-time basis. In many curriculum areas, diploma programs are the equivalent of the initial semesters of the associate degree program, and most courses earned in completing the diploma count toward the associate degree. 

The college currently offers eighteen occupational diploma programs: Agribusiness Technology; Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology; Broadcasting and Production Technology; Business Administration; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice Technology; Early Childhood Education; Electrical Engineering Technology; Information Technology (Programmer/Web Developer and IT Support); Mechatronics Engineering Technology; Medical Office Administration; Office Administration (Customer Service and Legal Office); Practical Nursing; Therapeutic & Diagnostic Services (Nurse Aide and Phlebotomy); and Welding Technology 

Certificate Programs 

Certificate programs train students for immediate employment and may be completed in as few as one or two semesters. In many curriculum areas, the courses earned in completing the certificate program count toward the diploma and/or associate degree. SCC presently offers certificates in the following areas: accounting; agribusiness technology; air conditioning, heating and refrigeration technology; advanced manufacturing; broadcasting and production; business administration; cosmetology; cosmetology instructor; criminal justice (court, emergency management, corrections, protective services and public safety); forensic science; early childhood (introduction to early childhood, administration, preschool and infant/toddler); electrical engineering; information technology (programmer/developer and information technology support specialist); law enforcement; manicuring/nail technology; medical laboratory technology; medical office administration; nurse aide; office administration (customer service and legal office); phlebotomy; and welding. 

The table below summarizes the curriculum programs offered by the college.

Academic Program  Degree(s)2  Diploma(s)3  Certificate(s) 3  Career & College Promise Pathway(s) 3 
Agribusiness Technology  A151002D  D15100  C15100  Diploma – D15100H;
Certificate – C15100H
 
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology A351002D  D35100  C35100B  Diploma – D35100H;
Certificate – C35100BH
 
Associate Degree Nursing  A451102D       
Associate in Arts1  A101002A      P1012C 
Associate in General Education1  A103002C       
Associate in General Education – Nursing  A1030N2C      P1032C 
Associate in Science  A104002B      P1042C 
Basic Law Enforcement Training      C55120   
Broadcasting and Production Technology  A301202D  D30120  C30120A  Diploma – D30120H;
Certificate – C30120AH
 
 Business Administration1  A25120A2D
A25120B2D 
 D25120  C25120
C25120D
C25120F 
Diploma – D25120H;
Certificate – C25120FH, C25120H
 
Cosmetology  A551402D  D55140     
Cosmetology Instructor      C55160   
 Criminal Justice Technology  A551802D   D55180  C55180C
C55180E
C55180F

C55180G
C55180H 
Diploma – D55180H 
Criminal Justice Technology – Forensic Science  A5518C2D    C5518C  Certificate – C5518CH 
 Early Childhood Education A55220A2D
A55220B2D
A55220C2D 
 D55220  C55220A
C55220B
C55220C
C55220I 
 Diploma – D55220H;
Certificates – C55220CH
 
 Electrical Engineering Technology  A40180A2D
A40180B2D 
 D40180  C40180D C40180J C40180K   Diploma – D40180H 
 Information Technology  A25590E2D
A25590EA2D
A25590I2D
A25590IA2D 
 D25590E
D25590I
 
 C25590E C25590I   Certificate – C25590HS 
Manicuring/Nail Technology      C55400  Certificate – C55400H 
Mechatronics Engineering Technology  A403502D  D40350  C40350  Diploma – D40350H;
Certificate – C40350H
 
Medical Laboratory Technology  A454202D    C45420  Certificate – C45420H 
Medical Office Administration  A253102D  D25310  C25310 C25310A  Certificate – C25310H 
Nurse Aide    D45970  C45840  Diploma – D45970H;
Certificate – C45840H
 
Office Administration  A25370A2D
A25370B2D 
D25370A
D25370B
 
C25370A
C25370B
 
Diplomas – D25370AH,
D25370BH;
Certificate
 – C25370BH 
Phlebotomy    D45950  C45600  Diploma – D45950H;
Certificate – C45600H
 
Practical Nursing    D45660     
Welding  A504202D  D50420  C50420  Diploma – D50420H;
Certificate – C50420H
 

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  1. Program available in evening/online format
  2. Degree Awarded:
    • 2A Associate in Arts
    • 2B Associate in Science
    • 2C Associate in General Education
    • 2D Associate in Applied Science

3. Diploma and certificate programs earn a diploma or certificate, respectively.

Curriculum Program Listing

Agribusiness Technology

Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements
Certificate Requirements

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology

Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements
Certificate Requirements

Associate Degree in Nursing

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts in Teacher Preparation

Degree Requirements

Associate of General Education – Nursing

Associate of Science

Degree Requirements

Associate of Science in Teacher Preparation

Degree Requirements 

Basic Law Enforcement Training

Certificate Requirements

Broadcasting & Production Technology

Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements
Certificate Requirements

Business Administration

General Track Degree Requirements
Banking and Finance Track Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements
Certificate Requirements 

Cosmetology

Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements 

Cosmetology Instructor

Certificate Requirements

Criminal Justice Technology

Criminal Justice Technology Degree Requirements
Criminal Justice Technology – Professional Degree Requirements
Criminal Justice Technology Diploma Requirements
Criminal Justice Technology – Court Certificate Requirements
Criminal Justice Technology – Corrections Certificate Requirements 

Criminal Justice Technology – Forensic Science

Criminal Justice Technology Forensic Science Degree Requirements
Criminal Justice Technology – Forensic Science Certificate Requirements

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education – Administrative Degree Requirements
Early Childhood Education – B-K Licensure Degree Requirements
Early Childhood Education – Career Track Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements
Administration Certificate Requirements
Preschool Certificate Requirements
Intro to Early Childhood Education Certificate Requirements
Infant/Toddler Care Certificate Requirements 

Electrical Engineering Technology

Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements
Advanced Manufacturing I Certificate Requirements
Advanced Manufacturing II Certificate Requirements

Information Technology

Online IT Degree Requirements
IT / Business Support Transfer to ECU Degree Requirements
IT Computer Programming & Development Transfer Degree Requirements
IT Computer Programming & Development Degree Requirements
Programmer/Web Developer Diploma
IT Support Diploma Requirements
Programmer / Developer Certificate Requirements
IT Support Specialist Certificate Requirements 

Manicuring/Nail Technology

Certificate Requirements 

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements
Certificate Requirements 

Medical Laboratory Technology

Degree Requirements 

Medical Office Administration

Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements
Certificate Requirements 

Nurse Aide

Certificate Requirements  

Office Administration

Degree Requirements
Customer Service Diploma Requirements
Legal Office Diploma Requirements
Customer Service Certificate Requirements
Legal Office Certificate Requirements 

Phlebotomy

Certificate Requirements 

Practical Nursing

Diploma Requirements 

Therapeutic & Diagnostic Services: Nurse Aide

Diploma Requirements 

Therapeutic & Diagnostic Services: Phlebotomy

Diploma Requirements 

Welding Technology

Degree Requirements
Diploma Requirements
Certificate Requirements