Associate in Arts (A.A.)

The Associate in Arts (AA) is part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) developed by the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina System to address the transfer needs of students between systems. All courses in the programs of study leading to the AA are courses drawn from the CAA approved course list.

The Associate in Arts degree is the degree appropriate for those students who wish to transfer to senior institutions to become teachers, social workers, accountants, lawyers, and professionals in a number of other areas.

In addition to the sixteen public universities in North Carolina, numerous private colleges and universities honor the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Completion of the AA degree prepares the student to transfer from Beaufort County Community College with junior standing to a baccalaureate program at a four-year college or university; however, transfer requirements for senior colleges or universities vary.

The transfer courses in the model shown below should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. A student planning to transfer the first two years from BCCC to a senior college or university should obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog.