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Associate of Arts Transfer - Associate Degree

Are you on your path to a bachelor's degree? The Associate of Arts Transfer - Associate Degree is designed for students who may be undecided in their major, have a specific career in mind, or would like to earn a two-year transfer degree with the ultimate goal of obtaining a bachelor's degree. This program delivers courses that may include the academic areas of math, sciences and communications, with an emphasis on humanities and social sciences.

Program Code: 208001 New at NWTC
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Get a Smart Start on a Degree

This two-year transfer program is a smart way to begin earning your degree. NWTC's Associate of Arts degree helps you complete general education requirements with emphasis on humanities classes such as art, writing, language, and philosophy, as well as social sciences like politics, economics and psychology.

Save thousands in tuition

Start your bachelor's degree here and save! One NWTC course credit is $158, while a course credit at a four-year public university is $328. 

Learn more about the cost comparison 

Undecided on a college major?

Complete your gen ed courses while deciding on a career path. You'll earn a liberal arts associate degree while exploring different areas of study. The Associate of Arts transfer degree includes a focus on social science and humanities classes. 

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  • Day
  • Evening
  • Full-time
  • Online: With the exception of lab-based science and upper-level math requirements.
  • Part-time
  • Weekend

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Students who are interested in applying to the Associate of Arts Transfer - Associate Degree should complete the application and are recommended to meet with an NWTC Admission Advisor or NWTC Career Coach before submitting the application or once the application is submitted if they have any questions. To schedule an appointment please contact Enrollment Services at (920) 498-5444.
  • Apply at
  • Submit the following to
  • Proof of High School completion in the form of an official High School, GED or HSED transcript.
  • College transcript (if applicable)
  • If your cumulative GPA is below 2.6, complete or submit a placement evaluation.
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?


The program details below outline the basic graduation requirements. To ensure you are choosing the program that best meets your needs, a meeting with an NWTC Admissions Advisor is highly encouraged. If you are undecided on a career path, consider meeting with our Career Services Team to explore your options. To learn more, contact us! New and/or current program students, view your progress using the My Program Courses tool in your my.NWTC account. The My Program Courses tool allows you to track your graduation progress. Still have questions and/or need some help? Your NWTC Academic Advisor is excited to connect with you!

Minimum Credits to Complete 62

Diversity & Ethnic Studies - select 3 credits

World Language - select 4 credits

Humanities - Philosophy and Religion focus (select 12 Humanities credits from two focus areas)

Humanities - Art focus (select 12 Humanities credits from two focus areas)

Humanities - Journalism/Writing focus (select 12 Humanities credits from two focus areas)

Humanities - Literature focus (select 12 Humanities credits from two focus areas)

Humanities - World Language focus (select 12 Humanities credits from two focus areas)

Health/Wellness/Physical Education - 1 credit needed overall

Graduation Requirement - 1 credit needed overall

  • Curriculum Note: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • All prerequisite/corequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a "C" or better.
  • English Composition 1, 10-801-136, must be passed with a "C" or better.
  • * One Biological or Physical science selection must contain a lab component.
  • World Language requirement may be met with one (1) year in high school with a “C” or better OR one (1) semester in college. World language courses may count toward Humanities, Fine Arts, or Electives.
  • Elective college courses may count toward Humanities, Fine Arts, or Electives.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate Effectively
  • Demonstrate Community and Global Accountability
  • Demonstrate Personal Accountability
  • Solve Problems Effectively
  • Think Critically and Creatively
  • Value Individual Differences and Abilities
  • Work Cooperatively and Professionally

What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

What else do I need to know about the program?


  • Students will need to meet admissions requirements for transfer college and/or university of their choice.
  • Create a schedule to meet your needs. Some classes can be taken online or in a flexible format to fit your lifestyle.
  • Many courses require a final grade "C" or better to transfer credit to 4-year institutions. For transfer purposes, students must also meet the accepting 4-year institution requirements to earn the Bachelor degree with the accepting institution’s major(s).

Where can I transfer these credits?


Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.