Transfer Pathways

Central Piedmont Community College has partnered with the 17 Public Universities of North Carolina and many North Carolina private colleges and universities to facilitate credit transfer. The following transfer options are available for students planning to transfer to one of these institutions through the state's Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.



Associate in Arts (AA)

Degree Code: A10100
The goal of the degree is to meet both general education course requirements and major course specific course requirements for the 4-year institution to which the student is transferring. The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The degree requirements are focused on 4-year majors in the Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The degree will transfer as a block to North Carolina public universities and other private institutions with articulation agreements. The goal of the degree is to meet both general education course requirements and major course specific course requirements for the 4-year institution to which the student is transferring. You can go to the CPCC College Catalog for more information.



Associate in Science (AS)

Degree Codes:
Biological/Life Science A10400B or Computer Science A10400C
A10400 (students in catalog years 2013 or earlier)

The Associate in Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The degree currently has two tracks, Biological Sciences and Computer Science The degree requirements are focused on 4-year majors with higher level mathematics and mathematics-based science programs. The degree will transfer as a block to North Carolina public universities and other private institutions with articulation agreements. The goal of the degree is to meet both general education course requirements and major course specific course requirements for the 4-year institution to which the student is transferring. You can go to the CPCC College Catalog for more information.



Associate in Engineering (AE)
Degree Code: A10500

The Associate in Engineering program is a transfer program, designed for students who want to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering at one the UNC system universities. This degree program was established under the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina System and the North Carolina Community College System. A.E. degree program coursework will draw heavily from the natural sciences, engineering disciplines and advanced mathematics, including three calculus classes. You can go to the CPCC College Catalog for more information.



Minimum Course Requirements (MCR)
Students who under the age of 21 by the time of enrollment do not meet freshman admissions requirements to a four-year North Carolina college or university must earn a minimum of 24 or 30 transferable credits in specific courses to meet the Minimum Course Requirement for admission. Students should contact the institution to which they want to transfer to understand any additional requirements.


Transferring out of the state of North Carolina: Students interested in transferring to an out-of-state institution, or a private institution not under an articulation agreement, need to make sure to understand transfer admissions requirements for the institution. The Transfer Resource Center staff is available to assist in this process.