Oct 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Associate of Arts Degrees


Associate of Arts (AA) Degrees with Transfer Articulation Agreements

Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, Dean of Arts and Sciences

The following transfer agreements were created prior to the 2010 legislation that changed the definition of a statewide transfer agreement and therefore no longer meet the legal definition. The schools that signed on to these agreements still honor them, however. Students should check with their advisor and the four-year transfer college to ensure they are registering for the appropriate courses and you may access the agreements at the following website.

Associate of Arts (AA) Degrees with Designation

Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, Dean of Arts and Sciences
Transfer Degrees

The Associate of Arts (AA) Degrees with Designation are statewide transfer articulation agreements that identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an Associate of Arts (AA) degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at any Colorado public four-year college or university that offers that bachelor’s degree program and you may access the agreements at the following website.

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, Dean of Arts and Sciences
CIP 24.0101
Transfer Degree

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the areas of arts, humanities, communications and social sciences and you may access the agreements at the following website.

NOTE: This degree excludes majors in Business, Early Childhood Education, Education or Nursing.

Requirements for the AA Degree are as follows:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. Minimum of 15 graded semester hours earned at PCC
  3. Minimum grade of “C” in all coursework for the degree

Consult with a PCC Arts and Sciences advisor or a PCC transfer advisor to find out which Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) or elective courses meet the degree requirements of the four-year college to which you plan to transfer. Secure a current AA curriculum sheet from an advisor for reference.

To earn an AA degree, you must complete at least 60 college-level credits, broken down as follows:

  1. 37 credits of Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) *
  2. 23 credits of Associate of Arts electives

Developmental courses are not included in these credits. Developmental courses are courses in English, college composition and reading, and mathematics that you may have to take before enrolling in college-level courses.

Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways)


* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathways Courses

You must take 37 credits from the following list:

Written Communication (6 Credits)


Oral Communication (3 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


Natural and Physical Sciences (7 Credits)


  • Two guaranteed transfer Natural & Physical Sciences courses including at least one lab course (GT-SC1, GT-SC2)

Arts and Humanities (6 Credits)


  • Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AHS2, AH3, or AH4) *

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


  • Two guaranteed transfer Social and Behavioral Science courses (SS1, SS2, or SS3) *

History (3 Credits)


  • One guaranteed transfer History course (GT-HI1) *

Additional Courses (3 Credits)


  • One additional guaranteed transfer courses from either Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3) *

Associate of Arts Electives and AAA 109


You must take AAA 109  and 20 elective credits. You can meet your elective requirements as follows:

  1. All electives must be selected with advisor approval.
  2. Take any of the above courses that are not used as Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways).

Elective Options


**Student may select any course number from this course prefix area.

Note: General Education electives completed in prior catalog years may still apply. Contact the Division of Arts and Sciences for more information.

Complete any of the following approved elective courses:

Sequencing of Classes


For the AA degree, there is no required course sequence except when classes have prerequisites. You can take classes in any order provided that you meet the prerequisites for each class. The course schedule below is just an example of how you might arrange your schedule over four semesters. It is only a suggested sequencing; your own schedule might differ depending on your scheduling needs. You should work with your advisor each semester, prior to registering, to ensure that you are enrolling in the proper courses in the most logical sequence.

Note: This sequence of courses assumes you are a full-time student and that you have completed all required developmental courses. If these conditions do not apply, you may need more than four semesters to complete your degree.

Sample Associate of Arts Degree


Note: This is only a sample. Do not use it to self-advise.

Semester One (14 Credits)


Semester Two (16 Credits)


Semester Three (15 Credits)


Semester Four (15 Credits)


  • ART Art elective (choose from options listed under AA electives above) Credit(s): 3
  • LIT Literature elective (choose from options listed under AA electives above) Credit(s): 3
  • THE Theater elective (choose from options listed under AA electives above) Credit(s): 3
  • PSY Behavioral Science elective (choose from options listed under AA electives above) Credit(s): 3
  • SOC Social Science elective (choose from options listed under AA electives above) Credit(s): 3