Associate of Arts (AA)

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The Associate of Arts degrees and Course of Study are designed for students who want a traditional liberal arts education and who intend to transfer to a four year college or university. They provide a basis of study in the areas of arts and humanities, communication, or social sciences.

Pikes Peak Community College partners with other Colorado community colleges and four-year universities to guarantee transfer of the Associate of Arts degrees and Course of Study. Adherence to the Colorado Community College System 60+60 Bachelor’s Transfer Program guarantees that at least 60 hours will transfer completely, upon admission, to a Bachelor of Arts major in Colorado’s public four-year institutions, where students are guaranteed to be able to finish the Bachelor of Arts degree with an additional 60 credit hours of study.

In addition to the Course of Study, Pikes Peak Community College participates in a statewide articulation agreement for the guaranteed transfer of an Associate of Art in Business, Elementary Teacher Education, and Early Childhood Teacher Education. Students should review the degree requirements of the four-year university of interest and work with their PPCC faculty advisor to ensure a smooth transfer.

To earn an Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete Colorado Community College System 60+60 Bachelor’s Transfer Program outlined below. The course requirements total 60 semester credit hours, at least 35 of which must be Colorado State-Guaranteed Courses, and students must earn a C or better in each class.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours

GT-MA1:

MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 135, MAT 166, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 203, MAT 204, MAT 215, MAT 261*, MAT 265

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

GT-AH1:

ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 211, THE 212

GT-AH2:

HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 259*, LIT 268

GT-AH3:

PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220*

GT-AH4:

FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, SS3)

GT-SS1:

AGE 102, ECO 101*, ECO 201, ECO 202, ECO 245, POS 105, POS 111, POS 125, POS 205, POS 215, POS 225

GT-SS2:

GEO 105, GEO 106

GT-SS3:

AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 103, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 111, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 250*, COM 220, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 215, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 216, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200*, WST 225*, WST 240*

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

GT-HI1:

HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 201, HIS 202, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 225, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 255, HIS 260

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, SS3)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours.

Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*).

GT-SC1:

AGY 240, AST 101, AST 102, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, BIO 208*, BIO 220, BIO 221, CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 105*, CHE 111, CHE 112, ENV 101, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEY 111, GEY 112, GEY 135, MET 150, NRE 251*, PHY 105*, PHY 107*, PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 211, PHY 212, SCI 155, SCI 156

Students choosing to take SCI 155 must also take SCI 156 to satisfy this requirement.

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Total Credit Hours

60

Other Requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 credit hours in a prescribed program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (a C average). At least 15 of these credit hours must be earned from PPCC.
  2. Only six (6) elective credits are allowed in any combination of PED courses.
  3. Students may concentrate their study in a specialized area such as speech communication, journalism, or political science. Many "Course of Study" are included in the next section of this catalog.
  4. Career and technical courses, whether taken at another institution or at PPCC, are not accepted toward this degree without approval of the Vice President for Instructional Services. Approval is given only when it is appropriate to the educational objectives of a student.
  5. Courses numbered below 100 do not apply toward degrees.

Foreign Language Note: It is advisable to verify the foreign language admissions requirements for the university/four-year college you are planning to attend. For example, many of the Colorado four-year institutions require foreign languages for admission; the CU system requires 2-3 years of high school foreign language (or equivalent 2-3 semesters at Pikes Peak Community College). Students planning to attend a Colorado four-year institution who do not have the prerequisite foreign language requirement from high school should consider enrolling in these courses in addition to the degree requirements.