Central Piedmont Community College has partnered with the 16 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.
Associate in Arts (AA)
The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The components of the degree meet requirements for majors in the Liberal Arts. The degree will transfer as a block without loss of credit to many North Carolina public universities and other institutions with articulation agreements. Semester credit hours used to satisfy the AA degree will apply to university graduation requirements of the university major for which the AA is designed.
Associate in Science (AS)
The Associate in Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The components of the degree meet requirements for majors with more stringent mathematics and mathematics-based science programs. The degree will transfer as a block without loss of credit to many North Carolina public universities and other institutions with articulation agreements. Semester credit hours used to satisfy the AS degree will apply to university graduation requirements of the university major for which the AS is designed.
Transfer Diploma Arts or Science
Transfer students who do not wish to complete an associate degree may take 44 semester hours of general education core courses and earn a transfer diploma. This option allows students to complete their general education requirements prior to transferring to one of the 16 UNC-system schools or select private institutions. The courses are chosen from the areas of English, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Students must meet the senior institution’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, either before or after they transfer to the senior institution. Eligibility for the diploma is restricted to students who have completed all their courses with a grade of "C" or higher in North Carolina since fall semester, 1997.
Minimum Course Requirements (MCR)
Students who 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. Students who did not complete their required high school units must earn credits in the following areas: English, Math, Social Science and Natural Science. Those graduating high school in 2004 or beyond must also meet a Foreign Language requirement. Students should contact senior institution for additional requirements.
Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
The Associate in Fine Arts Degree is awarded for study leading towards a career in art, dance, or music. The AFA degree is not included in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. It requires 28 semester hours of General Education, with the remaining 36-37 hours devoted to skill development in the chosen area of concentration. Transfer to a senior institution will be on a course-by-course basis along with the presentation of an art portfolio or an audition for dance or music. Transfer students should contact the senior institution for specific transfer requirements.
**Students interested in transferring to an out-of-state institution or a private institution not under an articulation agreement will need to work with that institution on a case by case basis. The Transfer Resource Center staff is available to assist in this process.