programs@fdtc -- factsheet of specific program details

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

DEGREE: Associate in Arts

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.

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.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: ENG 101 and ENG 102

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The Associate in Arts program must contain a basic core of general education courses. The core must include at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences/mathematics, and oral communications.

At least 25% of the total semester hours of a student's curriculum must be earned at FDTC for a degree or diploma. Requirements for specific majors at senior institutions may vary. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each student to plan a program of study to meet the requirements of the college to which the student expects to transfer. It is strongly recommended that students consult the college/university to which they plan to transfer to ensure that courses taken at Florence-Darlington Tech meet the senior institution's requirements for the desired four-year degree.

Group A -- Required Courses (12 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3

Group B -- Mathematics (3 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
MAT 110 College Algebra 3 0 3
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3 0 3
MAT 120 Probability And Statistics 3 0 3
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3 0 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3 0 3

Group C -- Natural Sciences (8 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
BIO 101 Biological Science I 3 3 4
BIO 102 Biological Science II 3 3 4
BIO 210 Anatomy And Physiology I 3 3 4
BIO 211 Anatomy And Physiology II 3 3 4
BIO 225 Microbiology 3 3 4
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 3 3 4
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 3 3 4
PHS 101 Physical Science I ** 3 3 4
PHS 102 Physical Science II ** 3 3 4
PHY 201 Physics I 3 3 4
PHY 202 Physics II 3 3 4

Group D -- Literature (3 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 201 American Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 202 American Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 205 English Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 206 English Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 208 World Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 209 World Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 230 Women in Literature 3 0 3
ENG 236 African American Literature 3 0 3

Group E -- History (3 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
HIS 101 Western Civilization To 1689 3 0 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3 0 3
HIS 201 American History: Discovery To 1877 3 0 3
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present 3 0 3

Group F -- Humanities and/or Social Sciences (minimum of 20 semester hours)
Students who did not have two years of high school foreign language are strongly encouraged to take two semesters of the same foreign language.
Students are strongly encouraged to take at least 6 hours from HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, and HIS 202.


Course Class Lab Credit
ARV 123 Composition And Color ** 3 0 3
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3 0 3
FRE 101 Elementary French I 4 0 4
FRE 102 Elementary French II 4 0 4
GEO 101 Introduction To Geography 3 0 3
GEO 102 World Geography 3 0 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization To 1689 3 0 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3 0 3
HIS 115 African-American History ** 3 0 3
HIS 201 American History: Discovery To 1877 3 0 3
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present 3 0 3
HIS 222 Global Women's History ** 3 0 3
HIS 230 The American Civil War ** 3 0 3
HSS 205 Technology and Society ** 3 0 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 0 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3 0 3
PSC 201 American Government 3 0 3
PSC 215 State and Local Government 3 0 3
PSY 105 Personal/interpersonal Psychology ** 3 0 3
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSY 208 Human Sexuality 3 0 3
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
REL 103 Comparative Religion ** 3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
SOC 102 Marriage and the Family 3 0 3
SOC 205 Social Problems 3 0 3
SOC 220 Sociology of The Family 3 0 3
SOC 235 Thanatology 3 0 3
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 0 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 0 4

Elective Courses (12-15 semester hours)
Electives may be chosen, with assistance of advisor, from the list below or any appropriate transfer curriculum course offered at the College.


Course Class Lab Credit
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3 0 3
COL 103 College Skills ** 3 0 3
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications ** 3 0 3
ENG 201 American Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 202 American Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 205 English Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 206 English Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 208 World Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 209 World Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 214 Fiction 3 0 3
ENG 218 Drama 3 0 3
ENG 222 Poetry 3 0 3
ENG 230 Women in Literature 3 0 3
ENG 236 African American Literature 3 0 3
ENG 238 Creative Writing ** 3 0 3
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3
FRE 101 Elementary French I 4 0 4
FRE 102 Elementary French II 4 0 4
HIS 101 Western Civilization To 1689 3 0 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3 0 3
HIS 201 American History: Discovery To 1877 3 0 3
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present 3 0 3
MAT 120 Probability And Statistics 3 0 3
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 0 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 0 4
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre 3 0 3
** This course is not on the state transfer list; it satisfies the degree requirements but may not transfer. Students should check with the transfer-institution to determine if transfer credit will be assigned.
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  62

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Bob Indrihovic

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $22,000.00

Local Average Salary: $22,000.00

National Starting Salary: $28,000.00

National Average Salary: $28,000.00