Arts and Sciences
The Alamance Community College Division of Arts and Sciences endeavors to improve students’ knowledge level and skills in general education and work force preparedness by giving students the interpersonal, analytical, communicative, computational and reasoning skills needed to meet their educational goals.
The two primary programs in this division are the University Transfer Program and the Biotechnology Program. This division offers biotechnology courses and general education courses, as well as developmental courses in English and mathematics for students who need to upgrade their skills so that they may be successful in college level classes. The following degrees, diplomas, and certificates are offered through the Arts and Sciences Division:
Programs of Study
Associate in Arts
Associate in Science
Core 44 Diploma – Arts
Core 44 Diploma – Sciences
Spanish Language Certificate
Associate in Applied Science
Biomanufacturing Technology Diploma
Basic Laboratory Techniques Certificate
Many courses offered through the Arts and Sciences Division are available in either online or hybrid format. Hybrid courses include a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. All courses in the division have “supplement” sites which students are expected to review. These sites will contain an electronic copy of course syllabi, handouts used in class, and weekly outlines of course activities.
Both the Associate in Arts and Core 44 Transfer Diploma – Arts can be completed online.
Transferability of Courses
All public NC universities and many private colleges will award transfer credit for courses completed in the University Transfer Program through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students wishing to transfer to a four-year college or university are encouraged to work closely with an advisor while enrolled at ACC in order to select transferable courses while completing an AA or AS degree. Many courses in the Biotechnology Program are also transferable. A 2+ articulation agreement is in place with UNC-G to facilitate the completion of a BA or BS in Biology for students who complete the AAS degree in Biotechnology.
Core 44 College Transfer Pathways for High School Juniors and Seniors
The Arts and Sciences Division offers the following pathways to eligible high school juniors and seniors.
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Business and Economics
- Mathematics and Engineering
Courses included in these pathways are taught on ACC’s main campus. All courses are transferable to public universities in North Carolina and many private colleges under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA and meet placement testing requirements in English, reading and mathematics in order to be admitted to a Core 44 Transfer Pathway. Students interested in enrolling in a Career and College Promise pathway should contact the Director of Enrollment Management at (336) 506-4120.