NWTC’s new Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees create a seamless path to a bachelor’s
In April, the College rolled out two new degrees—the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science—to create a more seamless and cost-effective path for students to earn a four-year degree after graduating from NWTC. The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees provide students with the foundational general studies and subject matter knowledge necessary to earn junior status in a bachelor’s degree program in either the arts or sciences, respectively.
“This is a significant milestone for our community as this partnership provides a seamless pathway for all students, regardless of prior academic performance or financial means, to achieve their academic goals throughout their lifetime,” said NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn.
Saving students thousands in tuition costs and providing guaranteed transfer as a junior status, the new degree programs provide an affordable and accessible pathway to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Courses will be taught in various modalities (i.e., in-person, online, and hybrid) for more flexible learning options. The new degrees help students envision themselves continuing to pursue their academic goals through transfer.
Applications for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs are now open.
To learn more, visit nwtc.edu/4year