Associate in General Education


graduating students


The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided. Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancements within their field of interest and better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities.


The Associate in General Education (AGE) is designed to meet the needs of students who are primarily interested in only two years of college. However, the AGE may also be used by students who need to take specific courses to transfer to a specialized major at a four-year college or university. Students wishing to use this degree for transfer are highly encouraged to consult with an advisor to determine the best course of study to accomplish their educational goals.


The AGE is not part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), which is an agreement between the North Carolina University System (UNC-System) and the North Carolina Community College System that guarantees, if certain criteria are met, the transfer of courses from a North Carolina community college into a bachelor degree program at the UNC-System universities.


However, college transfer courses taken within the Associate in General Education degree will be transferable on a course-by-course basis. A student completing this degree may combine a variety of college transferable general education courses with industrial or service technologies core courses to obtain an associate’s degree that is applicable to his or her specific job or career goal.

PDF The 2017 Fall Associate in General Education Course Checklist

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Cameron Kishel
252-249-1851 ×3041
Room 434

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