Associate Degree in Arts (Transferable)


Program Description

Are you on the road to a four-year degree, or do you hope to enter a professional program such as law, engineering, medicine or teaching? If so, North Central Missouri College offers you the basic knowledge and academic skills needed to succeed through our Associate in Arts and Associate in Arts in Teaching degrees. The university transfer program at NCMC meets a wide variety of individual needs. Popular options, include but are not limited to the following: - Agriculture & Natural Resources - Art - Biology - Business - Chemistry - Computer Science - Criminal Justice - Education - English - Forestry - Health Occupations - Journalism - Mass Media - Mathematics - Parks, Recreation & - Tourism Administration - Physical Education - Political Science - Pre-Engineering - Pre-Law - Pre-Medical - Pre-Veterinary - Psychology - RN to BSN - Social Work - Speech - Theatre - Wildlife & Conservation Mgmt.

Tuition, Fees, Payments & Refunds

Tuition is charged on a credit hour basis, according to the number of credit hours a student is enrolled in per semester.

The program

The Associate in Arts degree is often referred to as the university transfer program. Students awarded AA degrees are assured transfer to Missouri public universities through the Missouri Articulation Agreement and are accepted with junior standing at most Missouri public institutions, having fulfilled freshman and sophomore requirements with a solid foundation for upper-class study. Credits earned in this program are accepted at state colleges and universities and many private institutions. Students receive individualized advisement in the selection of courses in order to meet the requirements of the transfer institutions in the college majors selected. Transfer students not planning to earn the Associate in Arts degree should carefully select courses that meet the general education or transfer requirements of their particular transfer school. A minimum recommendation is that students complete NCMC’s 42 credit hour General Education Core.

General Education Rationale

General education is the curricular foundation for Associate in Arts Degree students at North Central Missouri College. It encourages students to acquire and use the intellectual tools, knowledge and creative capabilities necessary to study the world as it is, as it has been understood and as it might be imagined. It also furnishes students with skills which enable them to deepen that understanding and to communicate it to others. Through general education, North Central Missouri College equips students for success in their specialized areas of study and for fulfilled lives as educated persons, as active citizens and as effective contributors to their own prosperity and to the general welfare of society. As knowledge of the world is structured, so must general education be constructed to introduce students to the traditional disciplines of the arts and sciences. As that knowledge is ever-changing, so must general education alert students to connections between the traditional disciplines and to the potential for interaction among all branches of knowing, ordering, and imagining the real world. As the real world is diverse, so must general education inform students that the world is understood in different ways and provide them with the means to come to terms, intelligently and humanely, with the diversity. As the diversities of knowing and understanding must be made open and accessible, so students must acquire appropriate investigative, interpretative, and communicative competencies.

Entry Requirements

1) Complete an Application for Admission available on the NCMC website. A one-time non-refundable application fee will apply. Dual Credit students who plan to attend NCMC after graduation will need to fill out the application for admission during their Senior year and pay the admission application fee. Returning students, who have not attended NCMC classes for one semester or more, will need to fill out an updated application form. No fee is required. The Admissions Office welcomes prospective students, their parents and friends to visit our campus. 2) Provide NCMC with the appropriate transcripts, documents and test scores. a. For first-time college students, request an official copy of your final or most recent high school transcript be sent to the NCMC Admissions Office. A final, official transcript must be received for final acceptance. The transcript must be from an accredited high school or a state-recognized unaccredited high school. The transcript must be sent directly from the high school with an official seal of the school. The transcript must show all of the courses the student completed. Transcripts that have been purchased from a diploma mill or from an online accreditation agency will not be accepted. b. For students who have passed the GED test given by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or any other states GED, send an official copy of your scores or certificate to the Admissions Office. c. For students who are transferring from another college or university, request an official transcript from each college attended. An official high school transcript is also required. d. For home-schooled students, provide verification of having completed a high school course of study and ACT, SAT, COMPASS or ASSET test scores. Home-schooled students must provide a copy of placement testing before enrolling in their initial semester. e. All non-citizen applicants to the college must provide proof of immigration status (i.e. Green card ) and must send a high school transcript translated into English before consideration for admittance into NCMC. 3) Provide NCMC with a copy of your ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS scores prior to enrollment. Placement test scores are valid for two years; if your scores are older than two years you will be required to take the COMPASS test. These scores are used for placement in English, math, reading, science, history and government courses and help advisors to assist students in making career and educational plans. If you have not taken any of these, NCMC offers the COMPASS placement test to students who have either not taken the ACT or who need additional testing. Special Requirements - International Students - NCMC Application (online) - International Application - High School Transcript translated into English - College Transcripts translated into English and US equivalents (via service such as WES-World Education Services) - Official TOEFL score report (if official national language is not English – Minimum scores are paper version). Minimum scores are: paper = 500 computer based = 173, or internet based = 61. Or Official IELTS score of 5.5 - Certificate of Finances / Bank Statement Contact us for more information.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

North Central Missouri College is truly a remarkable college known for its academic excellence and strong sense of community. We believe our educational institution signifies choice and

North Central Missouri College is truly a remarkable college known for its academic excellence and strong sense of community. We believe our educational institution signifies choice and Read less