Associate in Arts

If you want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the humanities, social sciences, or business, or complete training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background, the Central Piedmont Associate in Arts transfer degree is for you. Complete your associate faster with our accelerated Associate in Arts program.

What You Will Learn

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree ensures you can transfer to a four-year institution having already fulfilled general education and major-specific course requirements, particularly for 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.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Due to our Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with the 17 public universities in North Carolina, you can transfer up to 60 general education and major course credits to a UNC institution — meaning you can enter a four-year, public college as a junior. Many students choose this path in order to not incur a lot of student debt. That's because at Central Piedmont, you can save more than $42,000 in tuition over two years, compared to many four-year schools.

With the Career & College Promise dual enrollment transfer pathway, you can graduate from high school having already completed your Associate in Arts.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Central Piedmont has so much to offer — from scholarships, to clubs and organizations, to trips. I’ve also never met faculty and staff as supportive and encouraging as the ones here. Koichi Takara '20 Read Koichi's story

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