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Curriculum Programs of Study

The wide variety of curriculum credit programs at GTCC are designed to meet the educational needs of the general public as well as businesses and industries in Guilford County.

GTCC offers a wide variety of planned educational programs, called "curriculum" programs, which range in length from one semester to two years. These programs lead to certificates, diplomas, or associate's degrees, depending on the nature of the curriculum.

Transfer Degree Options (AA, AS, AFA)

Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts - Drama Concentration
Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts - Drama Concentration GTCC offers college transfer through the Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) and Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree programs.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.

The Associate in Science (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, the sciences, or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds.

The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in drama.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) addresses the transfer of students between institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. The Associate in Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degrees shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). All Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will transfer for general education equivalency credit. The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts or associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status. Community college graduates must obtain a grade of "C" or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Refer to pages 16-23 for specific transfer degree requirements. For more information about CAA, please visit http://www.nccommunitycolleges. edu/programs/comprehensive_a_a.htm.

The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between signatory institutions of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) and the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education at an NCICU institution which has signed the agreement. Information about the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement can be located at


Career-Technical (not intended for college transfer)

Associate in Applied Science, Associate in General Education, Diploma, Certificate

Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training. AAS programs range from 64 to 76 semester hour credits. A full-time student can typically complete one of these programs within two years. In addition to major course work, Associate in Applied Science degree programs require a minimum of 15 semester hour credits of general education. General education requirements include course work in communications, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences and natural sciences/mathematics. Certain courses in Associate in Applied Science degree programs may be accepted by a four-year college or university for transfer credit in an associated field.

Associate in General Education
The Associate in General Education (AGE) program is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth, and development. The two-year AGE program provides students opportunities to study English, literature, fine arts, philosophy, social science, science and mathematics at the college level. All courses in the program are college-level courses. Many of the courses are equivalent to college transfer courses; however, the program is not principally designed for college transfer. Successful completion of 64-65 semester hour credits leads to an associate in general education degree.

Diploma programs are designed to provide training for entry-level employment. Diploma programs range from 36 to 48 semester hour credits and can usually be completed by a full-time student within two semesters and one summer session. Associate degree level courses within a diploma program may also be applied toward an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Certificate programs are designed to provide training for entry-level employment. Certificate programs range from 12 to 18 semester hour credits and can usually be completed within one semester by a full-time student. Associate degree level courses within a certificate program may also be applied toward a diploma or an Associate in Applied Science degree.


Degree Diploma Certificate Limited Enrollment
Accounting Ext:50148 Click Click Click
Advertising and Graphic Design Ext: 50451 Click Click
Aerostructure Manufacturing & Repair Ext: 59024 Click Click
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Tech. Ext: 53092 Click Click
Architectural Technology Ext: 53076 Click Click
Associate in General Education Ext: 50495 Click
Automotive Systems Technology Ext: 50054 Click Click
Aviation Electronics (Avionics) Technology Ext: 59016 Click Click
Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology Ext: 59010 Click Click
Aviation Systems Technology Ext: 59020 Click Click
Basic Law Enforcement Training Ext: 50058 Click Click
Biotechnology Ext: 50357 Click
Business Administration Ext: 50148 Click
Business Administration--Human Resources Concentration Ext: 50148 Click Click
Carpentry Ext: 53086 Click
Civil Engineering Technology Ext: 53034 Click
Collision Repair & Refinishing Ext: 50061 Click Click Click
Computer Information Technology Ext: 50325 Click Click
Computer Integrated Machining Ext: 53088 Click Click Click
Computer Programming Ext: 50325 Click Click
Computer Technology Integration Ext: 50325 Click Click
Construction Management Technology Ext: 53086 Click Click
Cosmetology Ext: 50055 Click Click Click Click
Criminal Justice Technology Ext: 50261 Click Click
Culinary Arts Ext: 50468 Click Click Click
Cyber Crime Technology Ext: 50325 Click
Dental Assisting Ext: 50501 Click Click
Dental Hygiene Ext: 50347 Click Click
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Ext: 57004 Click Click
Early Childhood Education Ext: 50286 Click Click Click
Electrical Systems Technology Ext: 53105 Click Click
Electronics Engineering Technology Ext: 53078 Click Click
Emergency Management Ext: 50237 Click Click
Emergency Medical Science Ext: 50588 Click Click
Entertainment Technologies Ext: 55074
Fire Protection Technology Ext: 50237 Click Click
General Occupational Technology Ext: 50495 Click
Geomatics Technology Ext: 53034 Click Click
Global Logistics Technology Ext: 50148 Click Click
Healthcare Management Technology1 Ext: 50200 Click
Hospitality Management Ext: 50468 Click
Human Services Technology Ext: 55053 Click Click
Industrial Systems Technology Ext: 53105 Click
Information Systems Security Ext: 50325 Click
Manufacturing Technology Ext: 53088 Click Click
Mechanical Engineering Technology Ext: 53034 Click
Mechatronics Engineering Technology Ext: 53105 Click
Medical Assisting Ext: 50073 Click Click
Medical Office Administration Ext: 50200 Click Click
Networking Technology Ext: 50325 Click Click
Nursing (Associate Degree) Ext: 50426 Click Click
Nursing (Practical) Ext: 50548 Click Click
Office Administration1 (online only) Ext: 50200 Click Click
Paralegal Technology Ext: 53082 Click
Pharmacy Technology Ext: 55079 Click Click
Physical Therapist Assistant Ext: 50280 Click Click
Plumbing Ext: 53076 Click
Radiography (336) 832-7487 Click Click
Simulation and Game Development Ext: 50325 Click
Surgical Technology Ext: 50072 Click Click Click
Turfgrass Management Technology Ext: 53076 Click Click Click
Welding Technology Ext: 50411 Click Click


NC Career & College Promise

The Career and College Promise Career Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster. Phone # 336.334.4822 Ext: 50562
Associates in Science (AS) (General Education)
Associates in Arts (AA) (General Education)
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, Diploma
Architectural Technology, Certificate
Aviation Management, Certificate
Career Pilot, Certificate
Computer Information Technology-Basic, Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining, Diploma
Computer Technology Integration
Criminal Justice Foundations, Certificate
Culinary Arts, Certificate
Early Childhood Education, Certificate
Basic Electronics, Certificate
Emergency Management, Certificate
Fire Protection Technology, Certificate
Geomatics Technology, Certificate
Industrial Systems Technician--Entry Level, Certificate
Mechatronics Engineering Technology Entry Level Technician, Certificate
Medical Office Administration, Certificate
Office Administration Receptionist, Certificate
Turfgrass Management Technology Certificate, Certificate
Web Development
Welding Technology, Diploma
Welding Technology, Certificate

Last update 04/14/2015