Degree Paths

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degrees

  • are two-year degree plans
  • lead directly into the workforce
  • focus on core subject content
  • include hands-on application of core content
  • require only five general education courses (Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences/Mathematics)
  • requires non-calculus based math courses

Articulation Agreements

  • are two-year degree plans
  • are directed toward specific senior institutions
  • are a combination of the AAS Degree and Bachelor Degree tracks
  • allow transfer credit for many core technical-level courses
  • allow substitution of transfer-level courses for technical-level requirements:
    • ENG 111 instead of ENG 110
    • ENG 112 instead of ENG 114
    • MAT 171 instead of MAT 110 or MAT 121
    • PSY 150 instead of PSY 118
  • graduates are employable upon completion
  • graduates have a university transfer plan
  • employers typically offer tuition assistance programs for employees who want to pursue additional education

The following programs have articulation agreements for transfer. Click on the link for your program of interest to check out their Transfer Options.

Articulation agreement information shows transfer options for all Wake Tech programs

Associate in Engineering (AE) Degree

  • designed for transfer to senior institutions to complete a bachelor’s degree
  • first two years are mostly general education classes
  • entry into the workforce is delayed
  • require higher-level math (pre-calculus and calculus)
  • more theory than hands-on experience
  • the typical transfer path is the Associate in Engineering (AE) Degree.


Some institutions, such as UNC-Charlotte and Appalachian State University, offer AAS transfer options but have not signed formal articulation agreements.