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Associate in Arts Degree

Technical and General Education Division

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Mission

To provide students with a strong foundation in general education, thereby preparing them to transfer to a four-year college or university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree, or enter the workplace with knowledge and skills necessary for a variety of career choices.

Description

Students in the Associate in Arts degree program take classes in a small classroom environment taught by instructors, not graduate students or teaching assistants. Their first two years of education at a technical college is the same as the first two years at a four-year university, yet costs much less! The college offers students in the program a variety of learning formats including accelerated, online, web enhanced, and hybrid courses that are transferable or lead to transferable courses to accommodate traditional and non-traditional students. Graduates of the program will have the necessary communication and analytical thinking skills to compete in a professional work environment or compete with university students entering their third year of a baccalaureate program.

Program Entrance Requirements

Course Level Required Courses
High School

None

College None
Other Required

Diploma or GED

Yes

Approval/Permission Needed -- Application Process

No

Prior Experience/Observation

No
Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0 No

Current CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No
First Aid Certification No

Hepatitis B Immunization

or Signed Informed Refusal or Titer

No
MMR Immunization or Titer No
Chicken Pox Vaccination or Titer No
Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray No

Medical Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Dental Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

Dental health must meet departmental standards.

No

Technical Standards

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Negative Drug Screen

No

Satisfactory Background Check

No

Other Diplomas, Licensures, etc.

No

Recent Photograph

Photograph will not be returned.

No

Academic Standards

Standard Criteria Required

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better

Any course with one of the following prefixes: ENG 101 and ENG 102

Yes

Courses that may not be attempted more than twice

No

Complete or Maintain CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No

Curriculum Completion Requirement

No

Drug Calculation Competency

Students must demonstrate drug calculation competency each semester in order to progress in curriculum courses.

No

Dismissal Policy

No

Re-entry Policy

No

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all required courses specified in the curriculum.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
  • Achieve a cumulative final GPA of 2.0.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours of his/her curriculum at FDTC.  Exceptions can be made only by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.