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College and University Transfer

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Associate in Arts (A10100)

The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background. It is very important to speak with your advisor before registering for classes. The college and university in which you intend to transfer will have specific courses you should take.

Associates in Arts Checklist

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Associate in Science (A10400)

The Associate in Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering. mathematics, the sciences or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds. It is very important to speak with your advisor before registering for classes. The college and university in which you intend to transfer will have specific courses you should take.

Associate in Science Checklist

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Special Credit (T90990C) -Transfer Course

A North Carolina community college student who satisfactorily completes, with a grade of “C” or better, courses identified in the University General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) will receive credit applied toward the university’s lower-division general education course requirement.

Click here to see a list of our Special Credit courses.

Business Technologies

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Accounting (A25100)

The Accounting curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession.

​Accounting Checklist

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Business Administration Degree (A25120)

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system and the global economy. Business students will follow a course of study that provides instruction in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, international business and business law.

This degree is completely online for those students who begin their degree starting in Fall 2016.

After completion, graduates will have the fundamental skills and knowledge to compete successfully in many business environments and to make a positive contribution to their local communities.

Business Administration Degree Checklist

Early Childhood Education

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Early Childhood Degree (A55220)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments.

Early Childhood Education Checklist

Public and Safety Services

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Criminal Justice Technology (A55180)

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.

Criminal Justice Technology Checklist

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Emergency Management (A55460)

This program will provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge necessary to deliver emergency services in local, state and federal government agencies, as well as the private sector. Study involves both management and technical aspects of law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical services, emergency planning and emergency management.

Emergency Management Checklist

Computer Information Technologies

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Information Technology: Healthcare Informatics (A25590F)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software andor hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Information Technology: Healthcare Informatics Checklist

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Information Technology: Information Systems (A25590A)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software andor hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Information Technology: Information Systems Checklist

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Information Technology: Network Management (A25590B)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software andor hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Information Technology: Network Management Checklist

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Information Technology: Systems Security (A25590C)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software andor hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Information Technology: Systems Security Checklist

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Information Technology: Web Design and Administration (A25590D)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software andor hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Information Technology: Web Design and Administration Checklist

Engineering and Manufacturing

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Architectural Technology (A40100)

The Architectural Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to assist architects, engineers and construction professionals, in developing plans and related documentation for residential and commercial construction projects. Students will be trained to sketch, to draft, to design, to model, and to render buildings using AutoCAD, Revit, and 3dsMax. In addition, students should gain a fundamental understanding of site planning and specification writing.

Individuals who complete the program should be well prepared for successful employment in architectural and engineering offices or for continued study by transfer to universities offering bachelor’s degrees in related fields.

Architectural Technology Fall Start 5-Semester Checklist - Consider using this sequence if you can devote full time to your studies and want to complete your associate’s degree as fast as possible. Allow 40 hours a week for your studies. The maximum load is 17 credit hours per semester.

Architectural Technology Fall Start 8-Semester Checklist - Consider using this sequence if you have a part-time job or other commitments and can only devote about 30 hours a week to your studies. The typical load is 10-12 credit hours per semester.

Architectural Technology Fall Start 11-Semester Checklist - This sequence is designed to accommodate a student’s full-time employment while working toward an associate’s degree. The typical load is 8 to 10 hours per semester.

Architectural Technology Spring Start 7-Semester Checklist - This is the fastest spring start sequence, requiring about 30 hours a week to complete. Each semester is full-time with 13 credit hours average.

Architectural Technology Spring Start 10-Semester Checklist - This sequence requires about 20 hours a week. This sequence averages 9-10 credit hours per semester.

Human Services Technologies

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Human Services Technology (A45380)

The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services.

Human Services Technology Checklist

Diploma Programs

Engineering and Manufacturing

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Architectural Technology (D40100)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Fall Semester
ARC 111 Intro. to Arch. Technology 3 ARC 114 Corequisite
ARC 112 Constr. Materials and Methods 4 None
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 2 None
ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab 1 ARC 114
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 DRE 098
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3 DMA 060
OR
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4 DMA 080 or MAT 121
Spring Semester
ARC 113 Residential Architectural Technology 3 ARC 111, ARC 112 Corequisite
ARC 132 Specifications and Contracts 2 ARC 112
ARC 220 Advanced Architectural CAD 2 ARC 114
ARC 230 Environmental Systems 4 ARC 111 and MAT 121 or 171
OR
ARC 231 Arch. Presentations 4 ARC 111
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonomoetry II 3 MAT 121
OR
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4 MAT 171
SST 140 Green Bldg & Design Concepts 3 None
Fall Semester
ARC 211 Light Constr. Technology 3 ARC 111, ARC 112 Corequisite
ARC 240 Site Planning 3 ARC 111

Business Technologies

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Accounting Diploma (D25100)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Fall Semester
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4 DMA 010, DMA 020, DRE 097)
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 DRE 097
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 DRE 097
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3 None
COM 110 Introduction to Communication 3 DRE 097)
Total 16
Spring Semester
ACC 110 Ten-Key Skills 1 None
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4 ACC 120
ACC 131 Federal Income Taxes 3 DRE 097
ACC 180 Practices in Bookkeeping 4 ACC 120
CTS 130 Spreadsheet I 3 CIS 110
ENG 101 Applied Communications I 3 None
OR
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 DRE 098; ACA 115
Total 17
Summer Semester
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 2 ACC 120
ACC 150 Accounting Software Applications 2 ACC 120
Total 4

Certificate Programs

Early Childhood Education Certificates

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Early Childhood Administration Certificate (C55220G)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 None
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun 3 None
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 None
EDU 261 Early Childhood Admin I 3 None
EDU 262 Early Childhood Admin II 3 EDU 261

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Early Childhood Certificate (C55220)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 None
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun 3 None
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 None
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 3 EDU 119
EDU 282 Early Childhood Lit 3 None

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Infant Toddler Certificate (C55220H)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 None
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun 3 None
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 None
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3 EDU 119

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Intentional Teacher Certificate (C55220J)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 None
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 None
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 3 EDU 119
EDU 280 Language and Literacy Experiences 3 None

Plus (click or tap to expand) + School-Age Certificate (C55220I)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 None
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun 3 None
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 None
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 None
EDU 282 Early Childhood Lit 3 None

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Special Education Certificate (C55220A)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 None
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 None
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 EDU 144, EDU 145
EDU 222 Learners with Behavior Disorders 3 EDU 144, EDU 145
EDU 248 Developmental Delays 3 EDU 144, EDU 145

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Teacher Associate Certificate (C55220B)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EDU 131 Child, Family and Community 3 None
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 None
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 None
EDU 222 Learners with Behavior Disorders 3 EDU 144, EDU 145
EDU 271 Educational Technology 3 None

Computer Information Technology Certificates

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Cybersecurity Certificate (C25590CA)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
1st Semester (Fall)
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 3 None
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3 None
Total 6
2nd Semester (Spring)
SEC 150 Secure Communications 3 SEC 110
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 3 SEC 110
SEC 180 Info Assurance Principles 3 SEC 110
Total 9
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 15

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Healthcare Informatics Certificate (C25590FA)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
1st Semester (Fall)
HMT 110 Intro to Healthcare Mgt 3 None
DBA 110 Database Concepts 3 None
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 3 None
Total 9
2nd Semester (Spring)
HBI 110 Issues and Trends in HBI 3 None
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3 None
DBA 115 Database Applications 3 DBA 110
Total 9
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 18

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Helpdesk Support Certificate (C25590AB)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
1st Semester (Fall)
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 3 None
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 3 None
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3 None
Total 9
2nd Semester (Spring)
CTS 220 Adv Hard/Software Support 3 CTS 120
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 3 NOS 130
CTI 150 Mobile Computing Devices 3 NOS 130
or
CTI 141 Cloud & Storage Concepts 3 NOS 130
Total 9
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 18

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Medical Coding & Billing - C25310B

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Course and Hour Requirements
OST 141 Med Terms I – Med Office 3 None
OST 142 Med Terms II – Med Office 3 OST 141
OST 148 Med Coding Billing and Insurance 3 None
OST 149 Med Legal Issues 3 None
OST 247 Procedure Coding 2 OST 142
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 2 OST 142
Total 16
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 12

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Medical Office Administration Certificate (C25310A)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Course and Hour Requirements
OST 141 Med Terms I – Med Office 3 None
OST 142 Med Terms II – Med Office 3 OST 141
OST 148 Med Coding Billing and Insurance 3 None
OST 241 Med Ofc Transciption I 2 OST 142
OST 243 Medical Office Simulation 3 OST 148
Total 16
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 12

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Network Administration Certificate (C25590BB)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Course and Hour Requirements
NET 125 Introduction to Networks 3 None
NET 126 Routing Basics 3 NET 125
NET 225 Routing and Switching I 3 NET 126
NET 226 Routing and Switching II 3 NET 225
Total 12
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 12

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Network Technician Certificate (C25590BA)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
1st Semester (Fall)
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 3 None
NET 125 Introduction to Networks 3 None
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3 None
Total 9
2nd Semester (Spring)
NET 126 Routing Basics 3 NET 125
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 3 NOS 130
CTI 175 Wireless Technology 3 CTI 120
Total 9
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 18

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Office Administration Certificate (C25370A)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
1st Semester (Fall)
OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 2 OST 080
OST 136 Word Processing 3 OST 080
Total 5
2nd Semester (Spring)
CIS 110 Intro. to Computers 3 None
OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 3 OST 136
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 ENG 090 or DRE 098
Total 9
3rd Semester (Fall 2017)
OST 184 Records Management 3 None
Total 3
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 17

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Software Applications Certificate (C25590AA)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
1st Semester (Fall)
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3 None
CTI 110 Web, Pgm & DB Foundation 3 None
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 3 None
Total 9
2nd Semester (Spring)
DBA 110 Database Concepts 3 None
CTS 130 Spreadsheets 3 None
Total 6
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 15

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Virtualization and Cloud Computing Certificate (C25590BC)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
1st Semester (Fall)
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 3 None
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3 None
Total 6
2nd Semester (Spring)
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 3 NOS 130
CTI 140 Cloud & Storage Concepts 3 NOS 130
CTI 240 Virtualization Admin I 3 NOS 130
Total 9
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 15

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Website Design Certificate (C25590DA)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
1st Semester (Fall)
CTI 110 Web, Pgm & DB Foundation 3 None
WEB 111 Intro to Web Graphics 3 None
Total 6
2nd Semester (Spring)
WEB 140 Web Development Tools 3 None
WEB 210 Web Design 3 CTI 110
Total 6
3rd Semester (Fall)
WEB 115 Web Markup & Scripting 3 WEB 210
Total 3
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 15

Business Technologies

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Business Administration Certificate (C25120)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Fall Semester
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 DRE 097
BUS 151 People Skills 3 DRE 097
Spring Semester
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 BUS 110
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3 BUS 110

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Business of Brewing Certificate (C15250A)

The Business of Brewing Certificate introduces the management of beverages consumed in the brewing, distillation and fermentation industry and provides an understanding of the planning and resources required to market brewed or distilled products. Topics include trends; service, procurement, storage, knowledge and control of fermented/distilled beverages. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic proficiency of the marketing principles and practices for craft beverages, an understanding of the laws and regulations that influence the industry and an understanding of responsible alcohol service.

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Fall Semester
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 DRE 097
HRM 225 Beverage Management 3 None
ETR 210 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 DRE 097
Spring Semester
BDF 215 Legal Issues - Fermentation 3 None
BDF 261 Beverage Marketing and Sales 3 None

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Event Planning Certificate (C25110E)

The Event Planning Certificate introduces concepts related to the planning and operation of the event industry including conventions, trade shows, professional meetings, and foodservice events. Students will learn to develop themes that support event objectives and are suitable to the character and purpose of the event and its audience. It will also introduce to the student the scope and responsibilities of the industry, and the multidimensional nature of an event experience. Emphasis is placed on methods of marketing, selling, organizing, and producing conventions, events, and trade shows that will increase financial and environmental value. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of management principles for multi-function and multi-day conferences and events.

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Certificate can be obtained in one semester
HRM 210 Meeting and Event Planning 3 None
HRM 245 HR Mgmt - Hospitality 3 None
HRM 140 Legal Issues - Hospitality 3 None
HRM 225 Beverage Management 3 None
HRM 240 Marketing for Hospitality 3 None

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Lodging Management Certificate (C25110A)

The program introduces the fundamental concepts, skills, and knowledge involved in lodging operations in a completely on-line format. It has been designed to give people new or currently working in the industry a broad background of all pertinent management issues associated with lodging operations. Emphasis is placed on front office procedures, hotel law, marketing and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of current front office operating systems and their importance to the success of the lodging establishment, including efficient and courteous guest services.

Below is the recommended sequence for this certificate:

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Certificate can be obtained in one semester
HRM 110 Intro to Hospitality and Tourism 3 None
HRM 245 HR Management - Hospitality 3 None
HRM 120 Front Office Procedures 3 None
HRM 240 Marketing for Hospitality 3 None
HRM 140 Legal Issues - Hospitality 3 None

Engineering and Manufacturing

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Architectural Technology Certificate (C40100A)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
Fall Semester
ARC 111 Intro. to Arch. Technology 3 ARC 114
ARC 112 Constr. Materials and Methods 4 None
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 2 None
ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab 1 ARC 114 Corequisite
Spring Semester
ARC 220 Adv. Architectural CAD 2 ARC 114

Public and Safety Services

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Criminal Justice Certificate (C55180A)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 None
CJC 112 Criminolgy 3 None
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 None
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 DRE 097
Total 12

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Emergency Management – Business Concentration (C55460D)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 DRE 097
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3 None
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 None
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 None
Total 12

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Emergency Management – EM and Fire Basics (C55460B)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 None
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 None
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 None
FIP 124 Fire Protection & Public Education 3 None
Total 12

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Emergency Management – EM Essentials (C55460A)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 None
EPT 130 Mitigation & Preparedness 3 None
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 None
EPT 150 Incident Management 3 None
Total 12

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Emergency Management – Fire Management Concentration (C55460C)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
EPT 140 Emergency Managemenr 3 None
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 None
FIP 124 Fire Protection & Public Education 3 None
FIP 176 Hazardous Material Operation 4 None
or
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 None
Total 12-13

Human Services Technologies

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Case Management Certificate (C45380)

Cat ID Course Hours Prerequisite
1st Semester (Fall)
HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services 3 None
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 3 None
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 DRE 097
Total 9
2nd Semester (Spring)
HSE 125 Counseling 3 PSY 150
HSE 220 Case Management 3 HSE 110, PSY 150
Total 6
Total Credit Hours Needed For Graduation 15