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2022-2023 Catalog

Associate of Arts (AA)


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The Associate of Arts degree is designed as a pathway to earning a baccalaureate degree either at CMC or another four-year college or university. All general education courses are intended to transfer; elective courses may be accepted on a course-by-course basis. It’s important to work with an advisor to develop an appropriate pathway through the curriculum. Students wishing to choose an emphasis pathway are strongly encouraged to work with a CMC advisor to follow the provided course maps, as those course maps differ slightly from the general AA degree outlined below.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in composition, reading, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Arts degree. This Associate of Arts program is available at all CMC locations; however, not every course is offered on every campus, some campuses may require travel between sites or technology-enhanced modalities to complete the degree.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program.

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/2000-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 1000-2999 that are Guaranteed Transfer (◆) or General Transfer (✽). No PED courses allowed for this requirement.

Electives can be used to emphasize a specific area of study. Please work with an advisor and the applicable four-year institution, along with the available emphasis course maps below.

 

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 (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).

 

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