The Associate in General Education (AGE) curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. It is not intended to prepare students for transfer to senior institutions.

Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided.

Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancements within their fields of interest and become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities.

Note: This degree is not covered by the UNC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and is not intended for transfer to four-year institutions.

Program Information

All students awarded the Associate in General Education Degree by Wilkes Community College must earn a minimum of 65 semester hours of credit (shc) with an average of “C” or better. All course selections in the AGE must be approved for credit on an associate degree program.

Graduates of the WCC General Education Program will:

  • The purposes of Wilkes Community College’s general education program are to provide our graduates with the communication, analytical, and learning skills they need to pursue their academic and professional goals, and to promote an educated citizenry.

Contact Information

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Darrell Finney, MA
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 336-838-6187
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