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Associate in Arts (240101)

Degree: Associate in Arts, AA


The Associate in Arts degree program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a Bachelor of Arts (or Bachelor of Science, depending upon the university) degree in a non-scientific liberal arts field of study such as business administration (accounting, finance, and marketing), communication, criminal justice, education (elementary, middle, and special), English and literature, geography, art, linguistics, history, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, journalism, library science, political science, psychology, religion, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. Students who are interested in mathematics, engineering, science, and most medical fields need to consider the Associate in Science degree program. Both programs are generally considered to be the first two years of a four-year degree program.

• High School Diploma or GED
• Appropriate entrance/placement tests

In the Real World

The Associate in Arts degree program is designed for transfer, not immediate employment. It offers students the opportunity to take their first two years of a Baccalaureate degree that has a concentration in the humanities, fine arts, or social sciences.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Demonstrate the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems using a variety of formats including words, tables, graphs, and mathematical expressions. (Quantitative Literacy)
• Demonstrate the ability to review information from a variety of sources: readings, lectures, and discussions to formulate a well-reasoned conclusion that addresses a specific issue and reflects the material presented. (Critical Thinking)
• Apply application software to course related materials. (Applied Technology)
• Construct a composition that is clear, well organized, informative, grammatically correct, and free of spelling errors. (Written Communications)
• Research, develop, and deliver a speech that is clear, well organized, informative, and persuasive. (Oral Communications)
• Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply material from academic, technical, professional, and personal readings. (Reading Comprehension)

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