There are many reasons to start your college education at a two-year college, such as exploring career options and building an academic foundation.
Pitt Community College offers University Transfer Programs for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Engineering degrees. All our programs are designed to meet all general requirements applicable to four-year degrees. Plus, our academic advisors work closely with you to ensure you select the right courses to meet your transfer goals.
Earning an associate’s degree at PCC helps you save money. Equally as important, it allows you to tailor courses to the four-year degree of your choice.
Includes majors in English, humanities, social science, and communication
Covers Mechanical, Electrical, and Biomedical
Includes math and science majors such as biology, chemistry, and physics
Prepares you for careers in K-12 educational settings
Includes music and visual arts
Biotechnology – meeting the increasing demand for skilled lab technicians and an ever-growing field
There are many benefits to choosing PCC to earn your Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate of Applied Science degree:
Highly skilled faculty —All faculty members of transfer programs hold a master’s degree. Many teach the same courses concurrently at four-year universities.
State-of-the-art facilities — All science courses are taught with hands-on experience in superior lab facilities.
Value and affordability — As a PCC student, you’ll receive the same quality education at a fraction of the cost. Currently, our tuition is only $76 per credit hour.
Flexibility — All courses are offered in traditional, online, blended, and hybrid/hyflex formats.
Length of program — The average time to complete your Associate in Arts transfer degree or your Associate in Science transfer degree is two years, but if you attend a summer session you can earn your AA or AS in just 18 months.
Convenient location — In-person courses are offered at our Farmville campus and at local high schools. Our campus is located within an hour and a half of multiple universities, including Central, Chapel Hill, Wilmington, and East Carolina University (ECU).
Small class size — Small class sizes, including labs, range between 16 and 21 students, which means you’ll get individual attention and hands-on access.
Personal career advising — At PCC, we follow the course requirements dictated by the transfer university you have selected.
Transfer applicable to your specific university — PCC’s Associate in Arts transfer degree and Associate in Science transfer degree support all majors at all state institutions, as well as private schools. You’ll follow a plan that fulfills the prerequisites outlined by the transfer university.
If you choose to earn your Associate of Applied Science, Associate in Art/Science Teacher Preparation, or Associate Degree in Engineering, PCC also has agreements with colleges such as Fayetteville State, Elizabeth City State, ECU, and A&T.
The majority of PCC students — 86 percent — who graduate with their Associate in Art, Associate in Science, Associate Degree in Engineering, or any of our specialty programs, continue their higher education.
According to a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report:
But the statistics don’t tell the whole story.
Your associate degree is the first step in achieving your career goals. Transferring your degree to earn your bachelor’s opens the door to roles in information technology, marketing, finance, public relations, and human resources.
Your Associate of Applied Science degree emphasizes biology, chemistry, math, and technical communications. A Pitt AAS degree prepares you to serve as a research assistant, laboratory/instrumentation technician, or quality control/assurance tech.
All PCC’s associate degrees bridge seamlessly to a four-year bachelor’s program.
Courses of study to earn your Associate in Arts transfer degree or Associate in Science transfer degree include foreign languages, social sciences, and humanities.
You’ll complete all general requirements to earn your AA, AS, or AE, so some courses overlap between the degrees. These include:
In addition to general course requirements, you’ll take degree-specific courses to earn your AAS, such as:
Major courses of study relevant to your teacher preparation degree include:
If you choose to focus your associate degree in music or visual arts, you’ll take courses such as:
Students who complete a transfer degree with a C or better in all courses are provided the following guarantees by the state of North Carolina:
* Students will still have to fulfill the school’s graduation requirements, such as Foreign Language and Health. Students applying for competitive programs are not guaranteed acceptance into the program.
Many NC private schools have signed the ICAA, which allows students the same guarantees as the UNC Public School System.
Meet John Carrere, Director of the Office of Recruitment and a true PCC University Transfer success story. John’s journey at PCC and beyond is an inspiring example of the possibilities and opportunities available to PCC transfer students.