Associate in Arts (AA) - General Transfer
The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree program. The degree, in most cases, meets the first two (2) years of general education requirements at the senior institution. There are exceptions please check with the transfer institution for additional information. Most students transferring with the AA degree will be granted junior standing upon entry to the senior institution. The standard Associate in Arts degree is also known as a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Associate degree.
Associate in Arts - General Transfer (AA)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
and
 
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
or ENGL&235
TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
or ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
or ENGL 110
COMPOSITION FOR LITERATURE
5 cr.
or
 
ENGL 108
WRITING ABOUT FILM
3 cr.
or ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
or ENGL 110
COMPOSITION FOR LITERATURE
5 cr.
or ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
and CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits required)
 
Choose from the courses below to complete the minimum of five (5) credits:
MATH 103
COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
5 cr.
MATH 105
FINITE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
MATH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH 122
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
MATH 123
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
MATH 124
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
MATH 140
CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES
6 cr.
MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
MATH 205
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
MATH&148
BUSINESS CALCULUS
5 cr.
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
PHIL&117
TRADITIONAL LOGIC
5 cr.
PHIL&120
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Complete the minimum of three (3) credits, choosing courses from either option one or option two below:
Option One
HLTH 100
FOOD AND YOUR HEALTH
2 cr.
or HLTH 101
HEALTH FOR ADULT LIVING
3 cr.
or HLTH 103
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
2 cr.
or HLTH 104
WEIGHT AND YOUR HEALTH
2 cr.
or HLTH 206
HUMAN SEXUALITY
2 cr.
or HLTH 207
WOMEN'S HEALTH
2 cr.
or HLTH 208
MEN'S HEALTH
2 cr.
or HLTH 210
MULTICULTURAL HEALTH
2 cr.
and PE activity
 
Option Two
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH
3 cr.
Oral Communication (5 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Distribution Requirements
Humanities (15 credits required)
 
Select courses from at least two (2) subject areas for a minimum of fifteen (15) credits. You may include no more than 10 credits from any one subject area. A maximum of five (5) credits of “B” list coursework may be applied. A maximum of five (5) credits of 100-level world language can be applied.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
 
Select courses from at least three (3) subject areas for a minimum of fifteen (15) credits. You may include no more than ten (10) credits from any one subject area.
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
 
Select courses from at least two (2) subject areas for a minimum of fifteen (15) credits. You may include no more than ten (10) credits from one subject area. You must include at least one lab science.
Elective Requirements
Complete a total of twenty-seven (27) credits from courses numbered 100 and above. The two areas of Electives are listed below. No more than 15 credits can be taken from the General Elective area.
Specified Electives (12 credits required)
 
Approved courses that apply: C, Q, HA, HB, SS, NS, SE, HE, HPE, PE, OC
A maximum of two (2) credits in PE activity can apply toward this area. Courses coded as HPE count as one (1) credit of PE activity.
General Electives (15 credits required)
 
These courses may be vocational in nature from Career and Technical education courses. The transferability of the Career-Technical courses and any ENL 100-level courses is determined by the receiving baccalaureate institution.
Note: Coursework in ESL or FLPC cannot apply to the AA degree program.
Total Required Credits: 90
See the Distribution List for the Associate in Arts Degree in the Degree and Certificate Requirements section of the catalog.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Information Literacy: Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information.
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Quantitative I: Perform mathematical calculations without the aid of a calculator.
  • Quantitative II: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions.
  • Health & Physical Education: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences.
  • Power, Privilege, and Inequality: Analyze patterns of power, privilege and inequality.
  • Natural Science I: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems.
  • Natural Science II: Evaluate claims about the natural world using scientific methodology.