College Transfer Programs
College Transfer ProgramsAssociate in Arts
Associate in Arts - Pre-Business Administration
Associate in Fine Arts - Art
Associate in Fine Arts - Music
Associate in Science
Associate in Science - Biology and Biology Education
Associate in Science - Pre-Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions
Transfer to a 4-year College
UNC System Minimum Admission Requirements
College Transfer programs of study offer courses in the arts and sciences leading to an Associate in Arts (AA) degree, Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree or Associate in Science (AS) degree. The Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Fine Arts degree and Associate in Science degree are granted for planned programs of study and pre-baccalaureate majors consisting of 64 - 65 semester credit hours of college transfer courses.
The university parallel freshman-level and sophomore-level courses introduce students to areas of study that develop breadth of outlook and contribute to balanced development and focus on the particular major as a junior and senior student. This study is complementary to, but different in emphasis from, the specialized education and training one receives for a career.
These courses parallel the courses and requirements during the first two years of study at four-year colleges and universities and thus are considered as university parallel study.
The College Transfer program is offered through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the North Carolina Community College System and The University of North Carolina system. Students who complete the general education core and pre-major emphasis and thus graduate with a grade of “C” or better in each course will meet the requirements for admission with junior class standing to senior institutions of The University of North Carolina system.
Graduates also will be eligible to be considered for admission with junior class standing to public institutions outside the state of North Carolina and to many independent institutions, including those to which specific articulation agreements have been made by Johnston Community College.
The purpose of the College Transfer program is to:
- provide quality education experiences to students seeking a baccalaureate;
- prepare students to transfer and continue successful study at four-year colleges and universities; and
- educate students in general education competencies.
The College Transfer program degree options offered with JCC’s Arts and Science Department are in full compliance with the 1997 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the North Carolina Community College System and The University of North Carolina system. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement established college transfer courses, degrees, and policies that are accepted by all members of the North Carolina Community College System and all members of The University of North Carolina system.
Students not completing one of the three associate degree options will be able to transfer credit on a course-by-course basis and must comply with the requirements of the receiving institution. In all cases, it is the responsibility of students to be aware of special requirements of a specific institution or program.
Articulation agreements with private colleges and universities facilitate the transfer of College Transfer degrees, Pre-Majors and individual courses. Many private colleges and universities aggressively recruit students completing a college transfer degree option.