LANCASTER – Antelope Valley College is offering 19 transfer-specific degree programs, officials announced this week.
These Associate in Arts (AA-T) and Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a California State University major and baccalaureate degree. Students who have been awarded the 60-unit AA-T or AS-T are able to complete the remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree with 60 semester or 90 quarter units of upper-division coursework.
“By working together with the CSU system, we have created excellent opportunities for our students to complete their educational goals beyond AVC,” said Dr. Bonnie Suderman, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Transfer rates have already increased across the state, and we are committed to helping our students take advantage of these new options.”
AVC students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to CSU Northridge and CSU Bakersfield. While designed for transfer to the CSU system, the degree programs provide an excellent base for students interested in transferring to other colleges and universities.
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440), signed into legislation 2010, enabled California Community Colleges and the CSU system to collaborate on the creation of these degree transfer programs. The law prohibits CSU campuses from requiring a transferring student to repeat courses similar to those taken at the community college that counted toward their associate degree for transfer.
AA-T degrees include: Anthropology, Art History, Communication Studies, English, Geography, History, Kinesiology, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Studio Arts.
AS-T degrees include: Administration of Justice, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Geology, Mathematics and Physics.
These degrees are now available; additional programs awaiting state approval include Economics, Spanish and Theatre Arts. Current and prospective students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.
Priority registration is going on now for the upcoming Intersession and Spring terms. Open registration begins Dec. 11.
A complete list of courses offered is available at www.avc.edu. For more information on admissions and registration, call the Welcome Center, 661-722-6331