Overview

Enroll in an affordable college program, fine tune your education and career pathway, then transfer to a four-year college or university.  It’s a wise and popular plan for students to follow, and our Liberal Arts program is where to put the plan into action.  Students can simultaneously earn a WMCC degree and complete the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree program, while saving a ton of money! Let us help you get started today.

This Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program offers the equivalent of the first two years in a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program.  In this flexible program, students select courses based on the requirements of the four-year college to which they plan to transfer.  Working with an advisor, students design a program that best meets their future plans.  It is recommended that students identify the college to which they plan to transfer and discuss a transfer plan with their advisor as soon as possible. 

Upon completion of the program

Students have an academic background sufficient to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program. The program provides a foundation for the acquisition of skills and abilities essential for jobs requiring a broader base of arts and sciences.

Students may start this degree program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Graduates of the program must master four general outcomes designed to prepare them to perform competently and confidently in a rapidly changing world. Four of these outcomes involve their ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Explore diverse ideas and emotions, as expressed through the disciplines, to evaluate the effect of historical trends, events, institutions and social systems as applied to the Liberal Arts;
  • Perform mathematical operations basic to functioning in present and future disciplines or occupations and to prepare for further education;
  • Demonstrate scientific thought both quantitatively and qualitatively by learning to recognize and formulate questions for analysis of human and technical problems.

Program available in Berlin, Littleton, and North Conway.

Associate in Arts Degree

Course RequirementsCredits
Academic Readiness1
College Composition4
Humanities/Fine Arts/Language9
Lab Science7-8
Liberal Arts Electives12-15
Literature3-4
Mathematics6-8
Open Electives9
Social Science9
  
TotalMinimum 60 credits
     
Associate in Arts Degree
First Year
Fall Semester CLLABCR
ACAD105WAcademic Readiness101

ENGL120W

College Composition404
 HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS/FOREIGN LANGUAGE303
 MATHEMATICS3/403/4
 SOCIAL SCIENCE 303
 Totals14/15014/15
     
 Spring Semester  CLLAB CR 
 HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS/FOREIGN LANGUAGE303
 LIBERAL ARTS3/403/4
 OPEN ELECTIVE*303
 SCIENCEvariesvaries3/4
 SOCIAL SCIENCE303
 Totalsvariesvaries15/17
 Total credits for year = Minimum of 30 credits

Second Year
Fall Semester CLLABCR
 HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS/FOREIGN LANGUAGE303
 LIBERAL ARTS3/403/4
 LITERATURE3/403/4
 MATHEMATICS3/403/4
 OPEN ELECTIVE*303
 Totals15-18015-18
     
Spring Semester CLLABCR
 LIBERAL ARTS3/403/4
 LIBERAL ARTS3/403/4
 OPEN ELECTIVE*303
 SCIENCEvariesvaries3/4
 SOCIAL SCIENCE303
 Totalsvariesvaries 15-18
 Total credits for year = Minimum of 30 credits
 Total for A.S. Degree=Minimum of 60 credits

*Permission of instructor in the program



 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Apply mathematical models and concepts to problems and situations.
  • Think critically to solve problems, evaluate information, and interpret data.
  • Use scientific method in and out of the laboratory.
  • Use oral and written English to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Explore diverse ideas to evaluate the effect of historical trends, events, institutions, and social systems on the development of humankind.
  • Students will demonstrate scientific thought both quantitatively and qualitatively by learning to recognize and formulate questions for analysis of human and technical problems.
  • Explore academic discipline options for transfer to 4 year colleges.

  • John Achorn

    Dr. John Achorn

    Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design
    Professor of English / Department Chair, Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design