Degrees / Certificates / Diplomas Offered

Program Description

The Associate of Arts degree program is designed to prepare students to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in an arts, business, communications, social sciences or similar area. The course options allow for alignment in many programs with many area institutions including, but not limited, to East Carolina University, Fayetteville State University, Mount Olive College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington providing 60 hours of credit towards a four-year degree. Students should work with their advisor to maximize the number of credit hours that will transfer into a baccalaureate program at these and other institutions.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer opportunities: This program  has been developed to complete 60 hours of coursework to apply towards a baccalaureate degree with pathways designed to transfer to specific programs at any of the 16 public  Universities in NC.  Please check the University of your choice for the pathways available.


For those interested in career opportunities associated with an AA degree please read below:

Possible career choices for students who complete their Associate’s in Arts, depending on their chosen concentration, may include, but are not limited to occupations in the following fields:

  • African-American Studies
  • Art
  • Audio Production
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Studies
  • Dance
  • Education
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Law
  • Library Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Program Links


September Krueger


(910) 788-6379

Paul Van Gilder

Instructor/Political Science

(910) 788-6300

Elizabeth High

Division Chair, Arts & Sciences and Instructor/English

(910) 642-7141, ext. 367

Karlyn Stephens

Instructor/Physical Education

(910) 788-6289