College/University Transfer: AA-AS-AE
Wake Tech’s College/University Transfer programs are designed for students who wish to earn an associate’s degree and transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. The programs offer general education courses as well as elective courses in areas of interest.
Degrees awarded through the College/University Transfer program include:
- Associate in Arts (AA)
- Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
- Associate in Science (AS)
- Associate in Engineering (AE)
The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines – accounting, business administration, art, criminal justice, elementary education, English, history, nursing, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and many others – or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background. These programs typically have fewer mathematics and science requirements than the AS.
Within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, the college also offers an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in visual arts.
The Associate in Science is designed for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, biology, chemistry, computer science, food science, forestry, mathematics, pharmaceutical science, physics, pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, or many others – or training in professional programs that require a strong mathematics and science background.
The Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science programs are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), which governs the transfer of students between institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and the constituent institutions in the University of North Carolina System. The CAA allows graduates of two-year associate’s degree programs who are admitted to constituent UNC institutions to transfer with up to 60 credits, which could confer junior status. The CAA does not guarantee admission to a specific university. More information on the CAA
The Associate in Engineering is designed for students who intend to transfer to one of the UNC System four-year universities offering bachelor’s degrees in engineering disciplines. The transfer agreement for this program is titled the Uniform Articulation Agreement
This Associate in Engineering to Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement (AE to BSE AA) is between the State Board of North Carolina Community Colleges and The University of North Carolina Board of Governors. It applies to all NC community colleges that operate the AE program and to UNC constituent institutions (ECU, NC A&T, NCSU, UNC-Charlotte and Western Carolina.)