Program Code: LADegree: Associate in Arts This program may be completed at QCC Worcester (Main Campus) and at QCC Southbridge. This program may be completed face-to-face. This program may be completed 80% or more online. Program Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAdditional InformationGoalsProgram Goals: Provide a well-rounded foundational education in the liberal arts disciplines, defined as fine arts and humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences. Foster and hone high-level communication and critical reasoning skills, vital for success in a bachelor degree program or professional career. Provide the broad-based intercultural and interdisciplinary learning for flourishing in the globalized, knowledge-driven, and increasingly diverse society and economy of the 21st century. Instill the life-long orientation to learning that a continuously-evolving global society will require for sustained success. Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to: Demonstrate the capacity to make well-reasoned ethical and aesthetic judgments by calling upon the discursive, expressive, and interpretive skills honed and developed in the humanities and fine arts. Apply the concepts and methods of mathematics to solve problems, and demonstrate quantitative reasoning in a variety of disciplines. Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific process and basic scientific principles, and apply the scientific method to complex problems in the natural sciences. Demonstrate understanding of the development, diversity, and complexity of human behavior in society and culture, and the methodologies used in the social and behavioral sciences. Demonstrate high-level communication skills (verbal, written, graphic, and numerical) across the full span of the liberal arts disciplines. Apply critical reasoning skills, drawing upon interdisciplinary approaches, to analyze and solve complex problems. Demonstrate the ability to use interlibrary catalog/loan systems and electronic databases and to distinguish between reliable and non-reliable sources, whether print, cinematic, televisual, or web. Demonstrate the multiple perspectives that derive from knowledge and awareness of cultures and cultural practices (one’s own and others’). ClassesCurriculum: Course Title Course # Semester Offered Credits Prerequisites Semester 1 Register for and successfully complete all courses to graduate in four semesters. Apply and get accepted to this program (Program Code: LA). Attend Transfer Services events. For information see www.QCC.edu/transfer. Complete ENG 101 and the Mathematics Elective. Composition I ENG 101 F/S/SU 3 ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or approp place score Introduction to Psychology or PSY 101 F/S/SU 3 ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or approp place score Introductory Sociology (Principles) SOC 101 Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Mathematics Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Science Elective or Lab Science Elective --- F/S/SU 3-4 Total 15-16 Semester 2 Meet with Academic Advisor to review Elective choices and Liberal Arts Options. Meet with a QCC Transfer Services Advisor (Room 272A). See www.QCC.edu/transfer. Attend Transfer Services events. Complete ENG 102 and the Mathematics Elective. Composition II ENG 102 F/S/SU 3 ENG 101 Introduction to Humanities HUM 105 F/S/SU 3 ENG 101 Mathematics Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Social Science Foundational Elective --- F/S/SU 3 U.S. or World History Survey Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Total 15 Semester 3 Meet with representatives of four-year schools to discuss/begin the transfer application process. Confirm that MassTransfer 34-credit general education transfer block can be completed. Liberal Arts Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Liberal Arts Elective (200-level) --- F/S/SU 3 Literature, Philosophy, or Language Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Multiple Perspectives Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Science Elective or Lab Science Elective --- F/S/SU 3-4 Total 15-16 Semester 4 Continue with/complete the transfer application process. Submit an Intent to Graduate Form, located on The Q. Creative Arts Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Liberal Arts Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Liberal Arts Elective (200-level) --- F/S/SU 3 Liberal Arts Elective (200-level) --- F/S/SU 3 Total 15 Total Credits Required: 61-62 Elective Information Cost & RequirementsAdmissions Requirements: Students should note that some first semester courses carry minimum prerequisites. Refer to the program grid. High School Diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HiSET). Math: One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score. English: Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. Admissions Process: Admissions inquiries should be directed to admissions [at] qcc.mass.edu. Prospective students may apply to the program of their choice by following the enrollment steps at www.QCC.edu/enrollment-steps.Technical Performance Standards: See the Technical Performance Standards page. (Note: Not all programs have technical performance standards).Credit for Prior Learning: Students enrolled in this program may be able to earn academic credit for prior learning. Please contact the Student Employment and Transfer Center (Room 272A) at careerservices [at] qcc.mass.edu or 508.854.4439.CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing: Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks are not required. Finger printing and drug testing are not required.Additional Cost: See the Program Fees page. (Note: Not all programs have program fees). CareerCareer Outlook: Please consult the Massachusetts Career Information System at https://masscis.intocareers.org/ or the Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/ooh/ for specific occupational information. The CIP code for this program is 24.0101Transfer Articulations & Opportunities: Prospective students may learn more about transfer articulation agreements at www.QCC.edu/agreements. More information regarding transfer opportunities is available at www.QCC.edu/transfer.