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Kelly McFarland

Kelly McFarland

Department Chair - College Transfer

General Education

The Associate in General Education is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. 

 

Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided. Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. 

 

Students may be required to take transition/co-requisite classes based on RISE criteria. These classes do not count toward hours required for graduation.

Potential Careers

Graduates are prepared for advancements within their field of interest and become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities.

Where Do Graduates Work in McDowell County and Western NC?

All fields.

Why Choose this Program?

Not sure about the path you want to follow?  This would be the place to start. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided. Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning.

Dependent upon the area of interest followed.

Dependent on the career focus.  Research shows certification and additional degrees increase earning potential.

Recommend Semester Schedule

There isn’t a semester by semester breakdown due to individualized course work for each student. 

  1. General Education Courses 15 shc required English Composition 6 shc
  2. Major Courses
    1. Core 
      1. Required Courses 
      2. Required Subject Areas 
    2. Concentration
    3. Other Major Courses
  3. Other Required Courses. After meeting program requirements, electives may be selected from the following approved courses: (Choose 49-50 shc.) 3 shc must be CIS 110. 

Total Credits: 64-66

See our 2021-2022 Course catalog for further information and recommendations to select courses from each category on pages 167- 170