College transfer programs are offered through the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA governs the transfer of students between institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System. A similar agreement, the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA), is honored by many North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.
Students may take Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses in English, humanities/fine arts, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences, which are designed to meet general education requirements at each university. Each degree program also includes transferable elective components, which allow students to take courses recommended for their majors and/or to fulfill other requirements at specific universities.