College/University Transfer Resources

Wake Tech’s College/University Transfer programs allow students to earn an associate’s degree while completing core coursework toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. Articulation agreements ensure a smooth transition. Wake Tech offers a variety of options for the transfer of credit hours –  to Wake Tech from other institutions, or from Wake Tech to four-year colleges and universities.

Wake Tech awards the following degrees through College/University Transfer:

Associate in Arts (AA) 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 other disciplines – 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.

Associate in Science (AS) degree 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 other disciplines – or training in professional programs that require a strong mathematics and science background. 

Transfer Opportunities for AA and AS Graduates: The AA and AS degree programs are part of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), which governs the transfer of students from institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and 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.

In addition to the CAA, the North Carolina Association of Independent Colleges and Universities has created a comprehensive articulation agreement creating seamless transfer pathways for AA and AS graduates to transfer to signatory institutions.

Associate in Engineering (AE) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline – aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical.

Transfer Opportunities for AE Graduates: The Associate in Engineering to Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement (AE to BSE AA) is offered under a Uniform Articulation Agreement 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 these UNC constituent institutions: ECU, NC A&T, NCSU, UNC-Charlotte, and Western Carolina.

The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in visual arts or music. [AFA Degree Requirements...]

Transfer Opportunities for AFA Graduates: Many of the courses in the AFA program at Wake Tech are transferrable to UNC system institutions and to independent colleges in the state; however, unlike the AA, AS, and AE degrees, the AFA does not transfer in satisfaction of the first two years of a four-year degree. Wake Tech has developed innovative transfer agreements with North Carolina Wesleyan College and with the Savannah College of Art and Design. These opportunities are detailed on our degree-specific and institutional search pages. For specific questions about your program of study and transfer options, contact the Advising Office in Student Services.


Career and Technical Programs
Wake Tech’s Career Programs are designed for students who wish to earn an Associate in Applied Science and enter the workforce to begin a career in a technical field of study. Wake Tech offers 62 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)  degrees in a wide range of interesting, in-demand occupations in fields such as healthcare, computer technologies, business, public safety, and skilled trades. 

Transfer Opportunities for Career and Technical Programs – AAS DEGREE: Many AAS degree programs transfer in full or in part to four-year colleges and universities in North Carolina – offering graduates of career and technical programs opportunities to build on the technical training they receive at Wake Tech. Through innovative partnerships with local, statewide, and online institutions, Wake Tech can offer AAS graduates many options for completing a four-year degree.  [Search by Program...] [Search by College...]