There are many reasons a student chooses to begin higher education at a community college. It is wise to think "long term" when planning to transfer - where to go and what major to choose. Take some time to study college transfer websites and speak to admissions staff at schools of interest. The goal is a smooth transfer with maximum transfer credits.
Students planning to transfer to a non-NC college or university should be in full conversation with that school before selecting a CVCC Program of Study.
The state of NC has created four definitive transfer options for CVCC graduates. These options generally comprise the first two years of a four-year degree. Selecting the appropriate CVCC transfer degree is VERY important.
If a student is interested in a four-year degree in business, the Business Administration Program at CVCC offers two options to assist students in earning a bachelor's degree. First, business administration courses have been incorporated into CVCC's College Transfer program as course electives. Second, the Business Administration program has a working relationship with four-year colleges in our area. For details, call (828) 327-7000, ext. 4011.
The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) allows a student who earns the Associate degree with no grade lower than a "C" to be guaranteed admission to at least one of the UNC system schools as a junior and make a smooth transition for maximum credit transfer.
The Independent College Articulation Agreement (ICAA) allows a student to make a seamless transfer to a number of private colleges and universities maximizing earned credits.
Some Associate in Applied Science degrees may transfer in full or in part to a four-year school. CVCC has agreements with certain schools to accept the AAS degree in a 2 + 2 arrangement (subject to change).
|CVCC Degree||4-Year School Major|
|Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)||B.S. in Nursing (BSN) at ASU, Fayetteville State, ECU, NC A&T, NCCU, UNCC, UNCG, UNCP, UNCW, WCU, or WSSU|
|Associate Degree Nursing (RN to BSN - RIBN)||B.S. in Nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University through Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Program|
|AAS in Emergency Medical Science||B.S. in Emergency Medical Care at WCU|
|Associate in Engineering (AE)||B.S. degree in Engineering at NCSU, UNCC, WCU, NC A&T, or ECU|
|AAS in Criminal Justice||B.A. in Criminal Justice at Lees-McRae College and Lenoir-Rhyne University|
|AAS in Entrepreneurship||B.A. in Entrepreneurship at Lenoir-Rhyne University|
|AAS in Health and Fitness Science||B.S. in Exercise Science at Lenoir-Rhyne University and ASU.|
|AAS in Radiography||B.S. in Medical Imaging at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. Owners Only|
|AAS in Respiratory Therapy||B.S. in Respiratory Therapy at UNCC (bilateral agreement)|
|AAS in Fire Protection Technology||B.S. in Fire and Emergency Services Administration at Fayetteville State University|
|AFA in Visual Arts||BFA in Art at ECU, UNCA or WCU|
|AFA in Visual Arts||BFA in Studio Art at ASU, UNCCH, UNCG, or UNCC|
Engineering Technology Programs (Computer, Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics) transfer easily to the WCU BSET program. (Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology)
Engineering Technology Programs (Computer, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering) transfer easily to the UNCC BSET program.
Important Note: As always, it is imperative that a student at CVCC should be in full conversation with the senior school before selecting and completing a program of study at CVCC.
For additional information about College Transfer, please check in with one of the faculty members in a department of contact the Advising Center, located in the lower level of Student Services.
ASU - Appalachian State University
ECU - East Carolina University
NC A&T - North Carolina A&T State University
NCCU - North Carolina Central University
NCSU - North Carolina State University
UNCA - University of North Carolina at Asheville
UNCC - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNCH - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNCG - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNCP - University of North Carolina at Pembroke
UNCW - University of North Carolina at Wilmington
WCU - Western Carolina University
WSSU - Winston-Salem State University