About the Program

The Associate in Arts Degree is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college majoring in business, humanities, education, or social sciences.

Maths, science, engineering, nursing or computer science majors should consider the Associate in Science Degree.  If you are unsure whether Associate in Arts or Associate in Science is best for you, contact an advisor.

Learning experiences for students in the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs are provided in classrooms, labs and other facilities on the Airport, Beltline, Harbison, and Northeast Campuses. Some courses are also held at the Fairfield and Batesburg-Leesville Campuses, the Fort Jackson Education Center and online.

Why MTC?

When you do your first two years at MTC and transfer to another university, you’ll save thousands of dollars—and still get the prestigious diploma that you want. To which schools may I transfer

  • MTC has small classes and great teachers to help you maximize your educational foundation.
  • You’re eligible for federal and state financial aid at MTC, just like you would be at a traditional 4-year school.
  • MTC negotiates and maintains articulation agreements with many colleges and universities through our Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs. Our advisors will help you select the right courses for transfer to your chosen university and major.
  • MTC is an accredited college – that means your credits move with you, wherever you wind up.

Undecided?

If you know you want to transfer to a four-year college or university, but haven't chosen a major yet, you should enroll as an Associate in Arts student. You can decide on a major later.

How do I enroll?

Take a look at our Admissions section, view our Step-by-Step Guide to Enrollment, or go straight to the online application.

Are you a current Midlands Technical College student?

Find more information on MyMTC about the Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences degree programs.

Course Requirements (62 Credit Hours)

Communications (9 Credit Hours)

Course Credit Hours
ENG 101 3.0
ENG 102 3.0
SPC 205 3.0
Subtotal 9.0

Humanities (12 Credit Hours)

Course Credit Hours
Literature—3 credit hours must be selected from the following:
ENG 203, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 207, ENG 208, ENG 209, ENG 210, ENG 211, ENG 212, ENG 214, ENG 218, ENG 222, ENG 228, ENG 230, ENG 234
3.0
Fine Arts—3 credit hours must be selected from the following:
ART 101, ART 105, ART 107, ART 108, MUS 105, THE 101
3.0
History—6 credit hours must be selected from the following:
HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 106, HIS 108, HIS 109, HIS 201, HIS 202
6.0
Subtotal 12.0

Analytical Reasoning/Science (14 Credit Hours)

Course Credit Hours
Analytical Reasoning—6 credit hours must be selected from the following:
MAT 110, MAT 111, MAT 120, MAT 122, MAT 130, MAT 132, MAT 140, MAT 141, MAT 220, MAT 240, MAT 242, PHI 105, PHI 106
6.0
Science—8 credit hours must be selected from the following:
AST 101, AST 102, BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 112, BIO, 201, BIO 202, BIO 205/BIO 206, BIO 210,
BIO 211, BIO 225, CHM 105, CHM 110, CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 211, GEO 205, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 221, PHY 222

 

8.0
Subtotal 14.0

Students may not receive credit for both CHM 111 and 112.  Students who wish to take BIO 205 must take BIO 206 in the same semester.

Social/Behavioral Science (6 Credit Hours)

Course Credit Hours
2 courses representing two different disciplines selected from the following:
ANT 202, ECO 210, GEO 101, GEO 102, PSC 201, PSC 205, PSC 220, PSY 201, SOC 101, SOC 205, SOC 220
6.0
Subtotal 6.0

Computer Technology (3 Credit Hours)

Course Credit Hours
CPT 101 or a higher-level computer course 3.0
Subtotal 3.0

Associate in Arts Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Course Credit Hours
9 credit hours must be selected from the following:
ANT 202, ANT 203, ART 101, ART 105, ART 107, ART 108, ART 111, ART 112, ART 211, ART 212, ECO 201, ECO 210, ECO 211, ENG 203, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 207, ENG 208, ENG 209, ENG 210, ENG 211, ENG 212, ENG 214, ENG 218, ENG 222, ENG 230, ENG 234, ENG 238, FRE 101, FRE 102, GEO 101, GEO 102, GER 101, GER 102, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 106, HIS 108, HIS 109, HIS 130,
HIS 131, HIS 201, HIS 202, HIS 230, HIS 235, MUS 105, MUS 110, PHI 101, PHI 115, PSC 201,
PSC 205, PSC 220, PSY 201, REL 101, REL 102, REL 103, SOC 101, SOC 205, SOC 220, SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 122, SWA 121, SWA 122, THE 101, THE 105, THE 125
9.0
Subtotal 9.0

Additional Course Requirements (9 Credit Hours)

Course Credit Hours
College-wide electives: Electives depend on students’ educational goals and may vary greatly. Students should consult an academic advisor for appropriate elective courses. Credits may be selected from curriculum courses numbered 101 and above, excluding MAT 101, MAT 102, RDG 101, IDS 102, AOT 105, and COL 103 9.0
Subtotal 9.0

Total Credit Hours

62

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Justin Brown, Class of 2014

“Midlands Technical College is a great stepping stone for transfer students.”

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