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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts (AA)


The Associate of Arts degree includes several options selected from courses listed below. By completing your AA degree requirements before transferring to a public four-year institution in Colorado, 60 credits are guaranteed to transfer once you are accepted for admission. Liberal arts majors will be able to finish a BA degree with 60 additional credits at the transfer institution. This is called a 60 + 60 transfer plan.

If you do not finish the full 60-credit AA degree then non-state guaranteed general education courses (✽ courses) may transfer on a course-by-course basis. This decision is at the discretion of the receiving institution; please see your advisor. If you change your major between two liberal arts programs, the same general education guarantee applies; however, students who change their major after the first 60 hours accept the responsibility that this decision may require additional courses. This will help you avoid any confusion or disappointment as you work toward completing your degree.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program. This program is available at all CMC locations. For more information, please see Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College. Not every course is offered on every campus, some locations may require travel between sites to complete the degree.

Learn more about the Associate of Arts Program.

General Education Requirements (31 credits)


Select a content area to view the course options

Mathematics


Select 1 course (3-5 credits) from GT-MA1: Mathematics  
Credits over 3 will be added to electives
 

Arts & Humanities


Select 2 courses (6 credits) from content areas:

GT-AH1: Arts and Expression  
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages   (must be Intermediate/200-level)
 

History


Select 1 course (3 credits) from GT-HI1: History  
 

Social & Behavioral Sciences


Select 1 course (3 credits) from content areas:

GT-SS1: Economic or Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks  
 

Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences


Select 1 additional course (3 credits) from content areas:

GT-AH1: Arts and Expression  
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages  
GT-HI1: History  
GT-SS1: Economic or Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks  
 

Natural & Physical Sciences


Select 2 courses (7 credits) from content areas below, at least one course must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1):

GT-SC1: Courses with Required Laboratory  
GT-SC2: Lecture Courses without Required Laboratory  

Credits over 7 will be applied to electives
 

Colorado Mountain College Requirements (8 credits)


Communication Requirement (3 credits)


Wellness Requirement (2 credits)


Choose at least 2 credits from the following:

Cultural Competency Requirement (3 credits)


Select 3 credits from the Cultural Competency Courses  

 

Electives (21 credits)


  •     Advised Electives  21.0 credits

Choose from courses numbered 100-299 that are Guaranteed Transfer (◆) or General Transfer (✽). No PED courses allowed for this requirement.

 

Total Credits Earned


General Education Requirements (31 credits)
CMC Requirements (8 credits)
Electives (21 credits)
Total credits toward Associate of Arts degree (60 credits)

 

Note:


State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (Webex, hybrid, or online).