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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

General Education Requirements - AA

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The Associate of Arts degree provides students with a learning foundation in communications, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. While the A.A. degree program offers opportunities for personal enrichment and career enhancement, it is primarily designed to enable students to transfer to a fouryear college or university for the purpose of earning a baccalaureate degree. Courses leading to the A.A. degree are also designed for students interested in preprofessional studies for such fields as law, political science, education, and social science.

Students who intend to transfer credits to another college or university are responsible for identifying the specific program requirements at the transfer institution. In order to meet specific program requirements, the student should coordinate his/her sequence of courses with a WITCC academic advisor and transfer staff from the destination institution. Current catalogs for most U.S. colleges and universities are available online.

Associate of Arts Requirements

The Associate of Arts degree will be awarded to students who meet the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 64 semester hours from an approved A.A. degree program as outlined in the College catalog.
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).
  3. Earn a minimum of fifteen (15) college transfer credit hours at WITCC.
  4. File an application for graduation at the Enrollment Services Office or online by the filing deadline.
  5. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill degree requirements.

Plan of Study

College Success

English and Speech (9 Credits Required)

Take each of these courses:

Mathematics/Laboratory Science (8 Credits Required)

Must include one math course and one laboratory science course from the following:


Laboratory Science

Diversity (3 Credits Required)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits Required)

Take one course from Social and Political Sciences:

Distributed Requirement (6 Credits Required)

Take 2 additional courses from any of these areas:

Communication, Mathematics, Laboratory Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities


See your advisor to select appropriate elective courses to complete 64 total credit hours to complete the degree. Developmental courses (courses numbered less than 100) do not apply toward the degree. Up to 16 Career and Technical Credit hours may be used toward the degree. See your advisor for further information.

Computer Literacy/Technology - Suggested Elective

Computer literacy is critical to your success as a college student. It is strongly recommended that you consider your competency in computer applications. Some major programs at transfer institutions may require a computer applications course. Consult with your advisor regarding this suggested course.

  • CSC 110 - Introduction to Computers  3 credits

Total Credit Hours Required: 64

Required Transfer Level Credits Earned at WITCC: 15

Minimum Cumulative WITCC G.P.A. Required: 2.00

This is a general transfer degree. Students should consult with their intended transfer institution to make appropriate course selections in each of the required areas as well as in elective credits to complete the degree. Some transfer institutions may require specific courses in each of the requirement areas based on the student’s intended major. Always consult with academic advisors prior to registration as they will have suggested program of studies consistent with the student’s intended major.

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