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Associate in Arts

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What is an AA Degree?

The Associate in Arts Degree is designed to transfer to a Baccalaureate program. The AA degree consists of 60 credit hours that must be completed with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Why should I start at HCC before transferring?

When you start here, you can go anywhere. When you earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree, you will be General Education Certified. That ensures you will not have to take additional general education courses at the four-year institution you transfer to, saving you money and time.

Recent studies show that HCC graduates are actually much more likely to complete a degree at a four-year school than students who started out as freshmen at that school. We prepare you for what's ahead.

But you need to pick a major and a transfer college as soon as you can so you can take the prerequisite courses for your major while you're fulfilling your AA or AS degree requirements. That way you won't have to take more classes later.

Transfer Opportunities

All students are encouraged to complete a program of study at KCTCS and to consider transferring to a bachelor degree program to further their academic and career goals. The AA degrees include a substantial amount of general education courses and are designed to accommodate transfer. KCTCS has developed a number of transfer agreements to assist students completing AA, AS, and AAS programs to transfer to bachelor degree programs. A list of these transfer agreements can be found at the KCTCS web site at: Search words: Transfer Agreements.

What are my degree options?

Associate in Arts: 60 Total credit hours Requirements
Elementary Education Transfer Option: 61 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Arts degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Julia Laffoon-Jackson

Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Division Chair

(270) 707-3885