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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Arts, A.A.


The Associate in Arts program is designed for students who plan careers in business, education, journalism, social sciences, or liberal arts fields. It is designed to give students the opportunity to complete the first two years of college work at Tri-County Technical College and then transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor’s degree. For maximum transfer of credit, students should work with their academic advisors to review the requirements for their anticipated major at the college to which they plan to transfer and schedule their courses accordingly.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Apply digital literacy skills, knowledge, and attitudes
  • Communicate orally
  • Communicate in writing
  • Collaborate with others
  • Solve problems
  • Integrate learning across disciplines

Graduation Credits Required: 60

First Semester

  • Communication and Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities  or Social Sciences  Credit Hours: 6
  • Mathematics  or Natural Sciences  Credit Hours: 3
  • General Electives  Credit Hours: 3

Second Semester

  • Communication and Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • Communication and Literature  or Humanities  or Social Sciences  Credit Hours: 6
  • Mathematics  or Natural Sciences  Credit Hours: 4
  • General Electives   Credit Hours: 3

Third Semester

  • Communication and Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • Communication and Literature  or Humanities  or Social Sciences  Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities  or Social Sciences  Credit Hours: 3
  • General Electives   Credit Hours: 6

Fourth Semester

  • Communication and Literature  or Humanities  or Social Sciences  Credit Hours: 6
  • Humanities  or Social Sciences  Credit Hours: 3
  • General Electives  Credit Hours: 5


  1. Courses which fulfill curricular categories can be found under General Education Course Offerings . General Electives may be any college-level courses other than those listed in Note 5.
  2. Approved courses in Communication and Literature must include either   or  .
  3. Approved courses in Mathematics and Natural Sciences must include at least one Mathematics course AND one Natural Sciences course with a lab.
  4. Approved courses in Humanities and Social Sciences must include at least one Humanities course AND at least one Social Sciences course.  First year foreign language courses cannot be used as the only Humanities course.
  5. The following courses are not acceptable for use toward an Associate in Arts degree: BIO 100; CHM 100; ENG 100, 155, 156, 165; MAT 101, 102, 155, 170, 171; RDG 100.
  6. The following courses can be used as electives only: ECO 101 ; HSS 105 ; MAT 211 , MAT 215 PSY 103 , PSY 120 .