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AA Degree


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Admission Program Objective Code 1043
State CIP Code 1192401010

Associate in Arts students must complete sixty (60) college credits to complete the degree. Thirty-six (36) of these credits must be general education credits distributed across five subject area categories. A student must satisfy the minimum number of credits in each category. No more than one credit (1) may be selected from the list of General Education Electives (category F). The remaining twenty-four (24) elective credits should be selected in consultation with an advisor, who will assist the student in selecting college credits most advantageous to the student’s educational goals.

General Education


Select courses from each area as listed below; see the AA Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for specific course listings:

  • ____ ____ - Communication Skills 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Communication Skills 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Humanities (SATC) 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Humanities 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Gordon Rule Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Biological Science 4 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Physical Science 4 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Other Science 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General Education Elective 1 Credit Hour

Total General Education Credits Required: 36


Foreign Language


A minimum of 6 credit hours must be earned in one foreign language at the college level, or successful completion of two sequential credits in high school foreign language, or an appropriate score on an approved CLEP examination.

  • ___-____ - Foreign Language
  • ___-____ - Foreign Language

AA Elective Requirements


Select AA degree college credit electives in consultation with an advisor:

  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours

Total Elective Credits Required: 24


Total Program Credits Required: 60


AA Degree Checklist:


  • Have you completed a minimum of 60 credit hours in the following areas?
    • 36 Hours of General Education
      • 6 hours in Communications – Gordon Rule (minimum grade of “C”) - Area A
      • 6-7 hours in Mathematics – Gordon Rule (minimum grade of “C”) - Area B
      • 6 hours in Humanities – Gordon Rule (minimum grade of “C”) - Area C
      • 11-12 hours in Natural Science - Area D
      • 3 hours in Gordon Rule Social Sciences – Gordon Rule (minimum grade of “C”) - Area E
      • 3 hours in General Social Sciences - Area E
      • 1 hour in General Education Elective - if areas A through E do not equal 36 - Area F
    • 24 hours of college credit A.A. transferable electives
  • Have you completed at least 15 of the 60 credits at NWFSC?
  • Have you completed the foreign language requirement?
  • Have you completed the Speaking-Across-the-Curriculum requirement? (Look for courses with †)
  • Have you met the minimum 2.0 GPA requirements for the A.A.?
  • Have you applied for graduation  by the advertised deadline?

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