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The AA (Associate in Art), AS (Associate in Science), AFA (Associate in Fine Arts) and AES (Associate in Engineering Science) and the AAT (Associate of Arts in Teaching) are considered transfer degrees. These degrees are equatable to the freshman/sophomore year at a four-year university*. You would work towards one of these degrees if your goal is to obtain a four-year (Bachelor's) degree.
*It is important and very helpful for students to know what university they plan to attend for completion of their junior/senior years. This assists counselors or advisoris in developing the right courses to be included in a program of study.
The AA requires more hours in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social Sciences. The AS requires more hours in Math. The AES requires a student to take a specified program of study to prepare for a degree in engineering. The AFA requires a student to take a specified program of study to prepary for a degree in the specialized arts area. The AAT is specifically designed for those who are planning to transfer to an institution to complete a degree in education.
For more information on these degrees, follow the links below:
This is a suggested sequence of courses in a student's proposed major area of study; for example: Accounting, Business, Engineering, Education, and Pre-Professional programs. Many areas have courses suggested for them. In all cases, you should consult with a representative from the institution in which you plan to transfer as well as a counselor or advisor at Richland Community College.
The key is to work closely with counselors and/or academic advisors. You should also be in contact with a representative from the school to which you intend to transfer. Richland Community College does provide a resource directory of representatives at the schools many of our students transfer to as well as a course substitution guide.
The Transfer Center is located in C129. You can stop by during regular office hours or call (217) 875-7211, ext. 252 or 253 for assistance.