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Transfer/Associate of Arts

Award: Associate of Arts Degree
Length: Four Semesters
Full or part-time students may begin at anytime

The Associate of Arts degree may be a path for you if you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university or are uncertain of your future academic plans. This degree is also a great way to begin if a student wants to “try” college, even without having decided on a major area of study.

A transfer program is a smart and economical way to earn a bachelor’s degree. NCC will work with you to make your transfer process as smooth as possible. NCC offers small class sizes and a great student to faculty ratio. Don’t get lost in the crowd, enroll at NCC today!

NCC has seamless transfer agreements with many colleges and universities! Many of our students transfer to: the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, Buena Vista University, Northwestern College, Dordt College and more. NCC has a transfer specialist to work with you in order to create an easy transition from earning your Associate’s Degree at NCC to earning your Bachelor’s Degree at your preferred College or University.

NCC offers nine Pre-Professional programs that prepare students to transfer on to 4-year institutions to complete their respective degrees. These program include:

• Pre-Professional Accounting
• Pre-Professional Criminal Justice
• Pre-Professional Early Childhood
• Pre-Professional Education
• Pre-Professional Human Services
• Pre-Professional History
• Pre-Professional Psychology
• Pre-Professional Art


What’s unique about this program?
Need some flexibility so you can complete your degree in two years? NCC offers a way to be on campus one day a week (Tuesday OR Thursday) and complete the rest of your coursework online. *Financial Aid is available for full-time students.

Graduation Requirements

1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00
2. A minimum of 60 semester credits
3. A minimum of 45 semester credits of general education
• Communications: 9 credits
• Mathematics/Science: 9 credits
(A minimum of one 3-credit course in each area and a science course with a lab required)
• Social Sciences: 9 credits
• Humanities: 9 credits
• Additional from the above disciplines: 9 credits
OR Computer Literacy
(CSC110-A and/or CSC115-A)
• General education credit must be selected from courses ending in an “A” suffix
4. A minimum of 15 additional semester credits from any area or from a pre-professional focus area.
5. SDV108-A: 1 credit
All degree seeking AA students must complete "The College Experience" course.
Exemptions:
• Transfer students who have successfully completed at least 24 credits at another college and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, as documented on official transcripts.
• Students enrolled in the dual credit program of NCC who have applied for graduation at NCC for an AA or for an AS degree prior to graduating from high school.
• Student who wish to appeal the requirement must submit a letter to the Associate Dean of Students Services/Registrar.
    º The letter and official transcript (s) must be received no later than fourteen (14) calendar days before the start of the semester.
    º The request will be reviewed and a response will be sent to the student prior to the start of the semester.
    º The decision of the Associate Dean of Students/Registrar or of his/her designees (s) shall be final.
6. A minimum of 15 semester credits must be completed through NCC.

NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING


REQUIRED CORE COURSES (FACE TO FACE & ONLINE)
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Course #               Title
Credits
ACC131-A Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC132-A Principles of Accounting II 4
ACC231-A
Intermediate of Accounting I
4
ACC232-A Intermediate of Accounting II 4

NOTE: Required to take a minimum of 45 general education credits as listed on page 45 of the catalog and SDV108-A The College Experience unless exemptions apply. See below for recommendations.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE


REQUIRED CORE COURSES (ONLINE ONLY)
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Course #               Title
Credits
CRJ100-A Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
CRJ120-A Introduction to Corrections 3
CRJ130-A Criminal Law
3
CRJ141-A Criminal Investigation
3
CRJ200-A Criminology 3
CRJ101-A Ethics in Criminal Justice
3

NOTE: Required to take a minimum of 45 general education credits as listed on page 45 of the catalog and SDV108-A The College Experience unless exemptions apply. See below for recommendations.

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL EARLY CHILDHOOD

 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (ONLINE ONLY)
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Course #               Title
Credits
ECE103-E
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
3
ECE295-E Supervision of Childcare Services
5
ECE243-E Early Childhood Guidance
3
ECE245-E Guidance and Intervention
3
PEH205-A
Childhood Health, Safety, and Nutrition
3

NOTE: Required to take a minimum of 45 general education credits as listed on page 45 of the catalog and SDV108-A The College Experience unless exemptions apply. See below for recommendations.

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (FACE TO FACE & ONLINE)
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Course #               Title
Credits
EDU210-A Foundations of Education
3
EDU220-A Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher 3
EDU240-A Educational Psychology
3
EDU255-A Technology in the Classroom
3
CSC110-A Introduction to Computers
3
PEH115-A Wellness Education
3
or
  3
ART101-A Art Appreciation
3

NOTE: Required to take a minimum of 45 general education credits as listed on page 45 of the catalog and SDV108-A The College Experience unless exemptions apply. See below for recommendations.

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL HUMAN SERVICES


REQUIRED CORE COURSES (FACE TO FACE & ONLINE)
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Course #               Title
Credits
SOC120-A Marriage and Family
3
SOC160-A Introduction to Social Work 3
SOC115-A Social Problems
3
SOC230-A Juvenile Delinquency
3
HSV259-A Introduction to Chemical Dependency
3

NOTE: Required to take a minimum of 45 general education credits as listed on page 45 of the catalog and SDV108-A The College Experience unless exemptions apply. See below for recommendations.

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

 
REQUIRED CORE COURSES (FACE TO FACE & ONLINE)
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Course #               Title
Credits
HIS110-A
Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern
3
HIS111-A Western Civilization:Early Modern to Present
3
HIS151-A U.S. History to 1877
3
HIS152-A U.S. History Since 1877
3
POL111-A American National Government
3

NOTE: Required to take a minimum of 45 general education credits as listed on page 45 of the catalog and SDV108-A The College Experience unless exemptions apply. See below for recommendations.

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (FACE TO FACE & ONLINE)
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Course #               Title
Credits
PSY111-A
Introduction to Psychology
3
PSY121-A Developmental Psychology
3
PSY241-A Abnormal Psychology
3
PSY251-A Social Psychology
3
EDU240-A Education Psychology
3

NOTE: Required to take a minimum of 45 general education credits as listed on page 45 of the catalog and SDV108-A The College Experience unless exemptions apply. See below for recommendations.

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL ART

 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (FACE TO FACE & ONLINE)
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Course #               Title
Credits
ART101-A Art Appreciation
3
ART106-A Art Appreciation Studio 3
ART173-A Ceramics 3
ART133-A Drawing
3
ART143-A Painting
3

NOTE: Required to take a minimum of 45 general education credits as listed on page 45 of the catalog and SDV108-A The College Experience unless exemptions apply. See below for recommendations.

AA DEGREE GENERAL COURSES

9 Credits Communication
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Recommended Courses
Composition I
Composition II
Public Speaking

9 Credits Math & Science
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Recommended Courses
Math for Liberal Arts
Nutrition
Human Biology & Lab
Statistics

9 Credits Humanities
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Recommended Courses

Introduction to Literature
Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern
Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present

9 Credits Social Science
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Recommended Courses
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Developmental Psychology

9 additional credits from the previous areas
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Recommended Courses
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Philosophy

15–20 additional credits
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Those taking the pre-professional AA degree should take the core courses listed for their program.

 

Sue Grapevine

Math Instructor
Instructor at NCC since: 1994
Email me at SGrapevine@nwicc.edu



Amy Jurens
Communications Instructor
Instructor at NCC since: 1997
Email me at AJurrens@nwicc.edu





Brian Albrecht
Science Instructor
Instructor at NCC since: 1999
Email me at BAlbrecht@nwicc.edu



Steve Gibbons
Social Sciences

Instructor at NCC since: 2004
Email me at SGibbons@nwicc.edu

 

Lucinda Talsma

Science Instructor
Instructor at NCC since: 2006
Email me at LTalsma@nwicc.edu



Brad Gill
Business Instructor
Instructor at NCC since: 2008
Email me at BGill@nwicc.edu





Adam Thiner
Humanities Instructor
Instructor at NCC since: 2010
Email me at AThiner@nwicc.edu



Karla Harris
Math Instructor

Instructor at NCC since: 2013
Email me at KHarris@nwicc.edu



Patrick Johnson
Communications Instructor
Instructor at NCC since: 2013
Email me at PJohnson@nwicc.edu





 






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