CVCC has exceptional college transfer programs leading to four-year degrees.
CVCC is a great place to begin a four-year degree!
There are many reasons a student chooses to begin higher education at a community college. It is wise to think "long term" when planning to transfer - where to go and what major to choose. Take some time to study college transfer websites and speak to admissions staff at schools of interest. The goal is a smooth transfer with maximum transfer credits.
Students planning to transfer to a non-NC college or university should be in full conversation with that school before selecting a CVCC program of study.
The state of NC has created seven definitive transfer options for CVCC graduates. These options generally comprise the first two years of a four-year degree. Selecting the appropriate CVCC transfer degree is very important.
If a student is interested in a four-year degree in business, the business administration program at CVCC offers two options to assist students in earning a bachelor's degree. First, business administration courses have been incorporated into CVCC's College Transfer program as course electives. Second, the business administration program has a working relationship with four-year colleges in our area. For details, call Darcie Tumey (828) 327-7000, ext. 4011.
- Learn about the CVCC- 49erNext program at UNC-Charlotte.
- Learn about the Aspire Appalachian program at Appalachian State University.
- Learn about the Pathways to Excellence program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
- Learn about NC State University's Community College Colaboration (C3) program.
College Transfer degrees
- The Associate in Arts degree is the one to select if students plan to apply to a NC 4-year public university to major in any liberal arts program such as music, history, education, pre-law, English, nursing (BSN), psychology or sociology.
- The Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation degree is the one to select if students plan to earn a bachelor degree in education from a public NC university or participating private school.
- The Associate in Engineering degree is the one to select if students plan to transfer to one of five specific NC public universities to major in engineering (NCSU, UNC-C, WCU, NC A&T and ECU). Engineering Technology Degrees from CVCC afford special opportunities at WCU and UNCC.
- The Associate in Fine Arts degree offers three concentrations: AFA — Music, AFA — Drama and AFA — Visual Arts.
- The Associate in General Education-Nursing is a non-nursing degree to select if students plan to enter a BSN program at ASU, FSU, ECU, NC A&T, NCCU, UNC-C, UNC-G, UNC-P, UNC-W, WCU or WSSU.
- The Associate in Science degree is the one to select if students plan to apply to a NC 4-year public university to major in any math/science related major like math, pre-med, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, biology, kinesiology or chemistry.
- The Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree is the one to select if students plan to earn a bachelor degree in education from a NC public university or participating private school.
Comprehensive Articulation Agreements
The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) allows a student who earns the Associate degree with no grade lower than a "C" to be guaranteed admission to at least one of the UNC system schools as a junior and make a smooth transition for maximum credit transfer.
A Baccalaureate Degree Plan (BDP) is available for each of the 16 NC public universities. Sometimes called the “Four Year School Transfer Guide”, BDPs allow a student to make smart course choices while studying at the community college.
The Independent College Articulation Agreement (ICAA) allows a student to make a seamless transfer to a number of private colleges and universities maximizing earned credits.
Some Associate in Applied Science degrees may transfer in full or in part to a four-year school. CVCC has agreements with certain schools to accept the AAS degree in a 2 + 2 arrangement (subject to change).
|CVCC Degree||4-Year School Major|
|AAS Accounting||B.A. in Accounting at Lenoir-Rhyne University
B.S. in Accounting at Montreat College
|AAS Business Administration||B.A. in Business Management at Lenoir-Rhyne University
B.S. in Business Administration at Montreat College
|AAS in Criminal Justice||B.A. in Criminal Justice at Lees-McRae College and Lenoir-Rhyne University
B.S. in Criminal Justice at Montreat College
|AAS in Early Childhood Education – B-K||B.S. in Birth-Kindergarten Education at Gardner-Webb University|
|Associate in Engineering (AE)||B.S. degree in Engineering at NCSU, UNCC, WCU, NC A&T, or ECU|
|AAS in Emergency Medical Science||B.S. in Emergency Medical Care at WCU|
|AAS in Entrepreneurship||B.A. in Entrepreneurship at Lenoir-Rhyne University|
|AAS in Fire Protection Technology||B.S. in Fire and Emergency Services Administration at Fayetteville State University|
|AAS in Health and Fitness Science||B.S. in Exercise Science at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
B.S. in Exercise Science at ASU
|AAS in Human Services Technology||B.S. in Human Services at Gardner-Webb University, B.S. in Human Services at Montreat College, B.A. in Human & Community Service at Lenoir-Rhyne University|
|AAS in IT - Information Systems||B.S. in Computer Science/B.A. in Information Technology at Lenoir-Rhyne University|
|AFA in Music||B.A. in Music or Bachelor of Music (BM) at UNCC|
|Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)||B.S. in Nursing (BSN) at ASU, Fayetteville State, ECU, NC A&T, NCCU, UNCC, UNCG, UNCP, UNCW, WCU, or WSSU|
|Associate Degree Nursing (RN to BSN - RIBN)||B.S. in Nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University through Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Program|
|AAS in Radiography||B.S. in Medical Imaging at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.|
|AAS in Respiratory Therapy||B.S. in Respiratory Therapy at UNCC (bilateral agreement)|
|AFA in Visual Arts||BFA in Art at ECU, UNCA or WCU|
|AFA in Visual Arts||BFA in Studio Art at ASU, UNCCH, UNCG, or UNCC|
Engineering Technology Programs (Computer, Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics) transfer easily to the WCU BSET program. (Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology)
Engineering Technology Programs (Computer, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering) transfer easily to the UNCC BSET program.
Important Note: As always, it is imperative that a student at CVCC should be in full conversation with transfer college or university before selecting and completing a program of study at CVCC.
Articulation Agreements are subject to change without notice; this may not be a comprehensive list. Students have the right to appeal transfer credit decisions using the protocol located in Appendix E of the CAA.
For additional information about College Transfer, please check in with one of the faculty members in a department or contact the Advising Center, located in the lower level of Student Services.
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ASU-Appalachian State University
ECU-East Carolina University
FSU Fayetteville State University
NC A&T-North Carolina A&T State University
NCCU-North Carolina Central University
NCSU-North Carolina State University
UNCA-University of North Carolina at Asheville
UNCC-University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNCH-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNCG-University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNCP-University of North Carolina at Pembroke
UNCW-University of North Carolina at Wilmington
WCU-Western Carolina University
WSSU-Winston-Salem State University
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