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Associate in Arts (AA)


The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is designed to prepare a student for transfer to a 4-year college or university. As an AA student, you will complete approximately 46 credit hours of general education and other required courses along with 14 hours of electives. Elective courses should be chosen from those required and accepted for your anticipated major at the transfer university.

North Central Missouri College is committed to flexible pathways for our student’s success. Courses are offered in varying delivery formats; on-campus, hybrid and online. When reviewing the degree requirements, please check the Class Schedule to identify which format the course is offered to make sure you are selecting the delivery method that fits your needs.

This degree prepares students for further study in the following areas, plus many others.


Foreign Language

Physical Education

Political Science
Social Work
Theatre Arts

For more details visit with your academic advisor.

Transfer Student

As an AA transfer student you will complete approximately 43 credit hours of general education courses and a minimum of 17 credit hours of elective courses deemed most appropriate for transfer into a degree at a four-year institution. As an example, to prepare students seeking a four-year degree in the areas of Business we offer the AA with a concentration in Business.

First Year

First Semester

Course Code
Course NameCredit Hours
EN101English I3
BT160Microcomputer Apps3
CS102College Seminar1
Math Requirement*3
Elective Course*3
Social & Behavioral Req*3

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCredit Hours
EN102English II3
SP175Speech Comm.3
Humanities & Fine Art*3
Natural Science Requirement*4
MOTR Transfer Elective*1

Second Year

First Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCredit Hours
Humanities & Fine Art*3
Social & Behavioral Sci.*3
Natural Science Req*3
Elective Courses*3
MOTR Transfer Electives*4

Second Semester

Course Code
Course NameCredit Hours
Humanities & Fine Art*3
HI103American 1877 or
HI104American Hist. since 1877 or
PL216National Government3
CV100Civics Exam
Elective Courses*8

*Please see your advisor or the NCMC Academic Catalog for specific course choices in each area.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Workshop Courses – This plan assumes the student does not need to take Workshop courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Workshop courses. You can learn more about Workshop courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and you remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

Program Contact Information

Amy Guthrie

Chair of Education and Language
[email protected]
(660) 357-6317

Lindsay Oram

Chair of Math, History, Science and Social Science
[email protected]
(660) 357-6326

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