Wilkes Community College - Wilkes Campus

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Wilkes Community College 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 degrees, depending on the nature of the curriculum. Curriculum programs include certificate, diploma, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in General Education.

Students are offered opportunities to excel in their academic pursuits through concurrent enrollment course offerings. Students who are eligible under the NC Career and College Promise guidelines may enroll in courses offered by WCC during their junior and senior years in high school. Through the NC Career and College Promise programs, high school students can begin their college work tuition-free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a head start on their workplace and college preparation. Courses may be offered on the WCC campus, online and at the high schools. Credits earned will count toward an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Applied Science degree or diploma. Click here for the Career College Promise page.
Certificate programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training. They range from 12 to 18 semester hour credits and can possibly be completed within one semester by full-time students. Associate degree level courses within a certificate program may also be applied toward a diploma or an Associate in Applied Science degree.
Diploma programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training. They range from 36 to 48 semester hour credits and can usually be completed by full-time students 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.
Associate in Applied Science degree programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training. They range from 64 to 76 semester hour credits. Full-time students can typically complete one of these programs within two years. In addition to major coursework, Associate in Applied Science degree programs require a minimum of 15 semester hour credits of general education. General education requirements include coursework in communications, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics. Certain courses in Associate degree programs may be accepted by a four-year college or university for transfer credit in an associated field.
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.

Choose this path if you intend to transfer to one of the five engineering schools in North Carolina (ECU, NCA&T, NCSU, UNC-Charlotte, WCU). The AE to BSE enables students who have graduated from NC community college AE programs to complete a common list of courses that meet the entrance requirements at all of the BSE programs at the constituent UNC institutions. Admission to engineering programs is competitive; no student is guaranteed admission to an engineering program.

Contact Information

Wilkes Campus Wilkes Community College
1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Telephone: 336-838-6100
Fax: 336-838-6277

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