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Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts

Associate of Arts
Tidewater Community College

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in the liberal arts. Four-year liberal arts programs prepare graduates for a wide variety of jobs in business, the arts, education, medical and legal professions, and in social and public service occupations. Liberal Arts studies emphasize fine arts, language, literature, philosophy, mathematics, science, social science and analytical and critical thinking skills, all of which prepare students for lifelong learning and social, cultural, and technological change.

Courses required for the Liberal Arts degree are available on all four campuses.


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Program Requirement Notes
Program Requirement Notes

Students may substitute CST 110 for CST 100. Consult transfer institution to ensure that the substitution is appropriate for intended transfer program. Eligible courses are listed under Transfer Electives. Students should consult with an academic advisor or counselor to choose the appropriate course(s). Students are required to choose full-year sequences. Beginning Foreign Language sequences include: ASL 101-102; FRE 101-102; GER 101-102; RUS 101-102; SPA 101-102. Intermediate Foreign Language sequences include: ASL 201-202; FRE 203-204; GER 201-202; RUS 201-202; SPA 203-204. Note: Students who already have foreign language proficiency or have successfully completed two years of a foreign language in high school may petition for advanced placement. Students placed into an intermediate course in foreign language, may substitute courses from the approved list of humanities and/or social sciences under General Education Core Requirements for the language credits needed to complete the degree. Students may select any of the following courses to meet this requirement: HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, or 122.

What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Tidewater Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? Tidewater Community College's EMS program will prepare you to serve on the front lines of health care. Graduates work in areas such as hospitals, fire and rescue departments, military, volunteer services, nursing homes, sports organizations, cruise ship lines, and other fields that require emergency services. Aspiring doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals can also gain valuable clinical experience through Tidewater Community College's EMS program. This program is available to registered nurses and paramedics who wish to enhance their training in patient critical care.
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Program Successes & Highlights TCC had 30 graduates in 2020-21, 31 graduates in 2019-20, 39 graduates in 2018-19, 54 graduates in 2017-18, and 56 graduates in 2016-17 in the AA program in Liberal Arts.
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion The student development requirement at TCC is waived for students who have completed an associate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. All other coursework is evaluated and transferred as applicable to your degree.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning TCC recognizes you have a wealth of skills and knowledge gained through life, work and community-based experiences. Credit for Prior Learning at TCC is academic credit awarded to students who successfully demonstrate college or university-level learning achieved through informal or experiential learning outside of the classroom. You can have your learning evaluated for academic credit, saving you time and money towards earning your degree.

For more information: https://help.tcc.edu/s/topic/0TO1R000000gnrkWAA/credit-for-prior-learning

Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Tidewater Community College
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Number of Transfer Students
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College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? At TCC, we believe everyone should have access to a high quality, affordable education. With diverse programs designed for immediate job placement, smaller class sizes, top-rated faculty and modern campuses, TCC is an ideal environment for a life changing education, right here in your own backyard.
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined when an academic plan is selected by the student.
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined by first semester of attendance.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Completing the first two years of your degree at TCC can get you in the door - while saving you thousands on the cost of your education. We recommend that you start your transfer planning during your first semester at TCC. In addition to your regular academic advising, you should review the TCC guaranteed admissions agreements and the transfer guides for the college or university to which you would like to transfer.

https://help.tcc.edu/s/article/Guaranteed-Transfer-Programs.

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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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11-1031.00LegislatorsDevelop, introduce, or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, state, or federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.Management Occupations
19-4099.00Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All OtherAll life, physical, and social science technicians not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3039.02NeuropsychologistsApply theories and principles of neuropsychology to evaluate and diagnose disorders of higher cerebral functioning, often in research and medical settings. Study the human brain and the effect of physiological states on human cognition and behavior. May formulate and administer programs of treatment.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
11-9131.00Postmasters and Mail SuperintendentsPlan, direct, or coordinate operational, administrative, management, and support services of a U.S. post office; or coordinate activities of workers engaged in postal and related work in assigned post office.Management Occupations
19-3039.00Psychologists, All OtherAll psychologists not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4099.01Quality Control AnalystsConduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4099.03Remote Sensing TechniciansApply remote sensing technologies to assist scientists in areas such as natural resources, urban planning, or homeland security. May prepare flight plans or sensor configurations for flight trips.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
11-3071.04Supply Chain ManagersDirect or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.Management Occupations
11-3071.00Transportation, Storage, and Distribution ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.Management Occupations