Associate in Arts Degree
The Associate in Arts degree is designed primarily to meet the requirements for a student to transfer to the upper division of a college or university to continue work toward a bachelor’s degree. Students should be aware of the various, specific requirements for the Associate in Arts degree imposed by state regulations and/or law. These requirements include courses that develop reading, writing and computational skills, the exit test requirement, and, in some instances, a foreign language requirement. These requirements are listed here . See the Student Advising Department for articulation sheets. A complete list of Academic Pathways can be found at CF.edu/AcademicPathways.
Associate in Science Degree, Applied Technology Diploma, College Credit Certificate and Career and Technical Certificate Programs
All programs are open to students who qualify legally and academically. In many cases, experience has shown that a student should have additional qualifications or that some students should not enter certain programs. Examples of limiting factors in some career fields include (but are not limited to) conviction of a felony and physical or mental disorders (even if controlled by medication). Students are responsible for consulting with program managers, counselors and other experts in their chosen career fields early and regularly to be fully informed.
Please consult the United States Department of Labor National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates website at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#13-0000 for the most current wage information for these programs. Actual entry wages can vary depending on a number of factors including, but not limited to, amount of experience, geographic location, certifications(s), level of education, etc.
CF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Students seeking leadership and administrative positions in their field have numerous options through the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management, along with its seven specializations, the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
A complete list of A.A. program pathways is available on the Associate in Arts Academic Pathways page. A.S. degree, Applied Technology Diploma and Certificate program pathways can be found on the Associate in Science, Applied Technology Diploma, and Certificate Academic Pathways page.