May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog

Associate in Arts

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Students planning to earn a baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution may complete the first two years at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College by earning the Associate in Arts degree.

A student may attend full-time (12 hours or more per academic term) or part-time (less than 12 hours per academic term) to complete the Associate in Arts degree. A student may earn this degree in conjunction with another degree offered by the institution. Day and evening classes are available. The degree can be completed by full-time students in four or five academic terms. Many classes are available in a variety of formats, including traditional, online, and hybrid formats.

Students are encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor at Southern in developing their educational plans. Students are encouraged to choose courses fulfilling the requirements for the Associate in Arts which meet their future baccalaureate degree requirements. Toward this goal, Southern encourages each student to consult the catalog of the institution to which the student plans to transfer.

Program Level Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively.
  2. Identify and apply analytical reasoning across academic disciplines.
  3. Demonstrate and compose new works proficiently in oral and written communication.
  4. Recognize and relate to literature and the arts, diversity, historical viewpoints, and global perspectives.



Credit Hours: 13

Quantitative Literacy and Fluency, Critical Thinking

  • Any MT course over 100-level 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours: 3

Credit Hours: 8

Intercultural Competence, Critical Thinking

Credit Hours: 3

Credit Hours: 12


Any courses that focus on an area of interest. For transfer students, contact potential transfer university for courses that meet program needs.

Credit Hours: 21

Total Credit Hours: 60

~ Designates courses on the statewide Core Coursework Transfer Agreement.

^ Denotes course equivalency.

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