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PROGRAM INFORMATION

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.

Anthropology
Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communications

Economics
English
Foreign Language
Geography
Geology
History

Journalism
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics

Journalism
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics

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

Course Code
Course NameCredit Hours
EN101English I3
BT160Microcomputer Apps3
CS102College Seminar1
Math Requirement*3
Elective Course*3
Social & Behavioral Req*3
Total16
Course CodeCourse NameCredit Hours
EN102English II3
SP175Speech Comm.3
Humanities & Fine Art*3
Natural Science Requirement*4
MOTR Transfer Elective*1
Total14

SECOND YEAR

Course CodeCourse NameCredit Hours
Humanities & Fine Art*3
Social & Behavioral Sci.*3
Natural Science Req*3
Elective Courses*3
MOTR Transfer Electives*4
Total16
Course Code
Course NameCredit Hours
Humanities & Fine Art*3
HI103American Hist.to 1877 or
HI104American Hist. since 1877 or
PL216National Government3
CV100Civics Exam
Elective Courses*8
Total14

*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.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies 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 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!

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THIS PROGRAM

STATE-LEVEL CURRICULAR GOALS AND INSTITUTIONAL-LEVEL STUDENT COMPETENCIES FOR GENERAL EDUCATION FALL INTO TWO CATEGORIES.

Students who complete the Associate in Arts degree will acquire the mentioned skills.

ACADEMIC SKILLS AREA

Social and Behavioral Sciences
To develop students’ understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others. (Students must fulfill the state statute requirements for the United States and Missouri constitutions.)

Humanities and Fine Arts
To develop students’ understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge.

Mathematics
To develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems which could serve as a basis for continued learning. (The mathematics requirement for general education should have the same pre-requisite(s) and level of rigor as college algebra.)

Life and Physical Sciences
To develop students’ understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AREA

Social and Behavioral Sciences
To develop students’ understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others. (Students must fulfill the state statute requirements for the United States and Missouri constitutions.)

Humanities and Fine Arts
To develop students’ understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge.

Mathematics
To develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems which could serve as a basis for continued learning. (The mathematics requirement for general education should have the same pre-requisite(s) and level of rigor as college algebra.)

Life and Physical Sciences
To develop students’ understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts.

For more information or questions about this program’s assessment data, please contact Dr. Tristan Londre at [email protected] or (660) 357-6301.

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

AMY GUTHRIE
Chair of Education & Communication
[email protected]
(660) 357-6317

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

guy Geyer Hall

A PATHWAY FOR EVERY PIRATE

A PATHWAY FOR EVERY PIRATE

Choose from over 30 degree options in nine career and academic areas.

Choose from over 30 degree options in nine career and academic areas.