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    murzjonte is offline Registered User
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    Question Associate degree help

    To make a long story short, I graduated from Midlands Technical with an Office Support Specialist Certificate, a Pre-medical Lab Tech Certificate, and I have 84 credits. However, I still do not have an Associate degree. I started off wanting to get in the medical field, but then I changed my major into Administrative Office Technology. That is why I have not graduated with an Associate degree.

    My credits are:

    AOT-234 CPT-113 HIS-102 CPT-279 ECD-101 CPT-172
    CPT-174 AOT-143 AOT-161 BUS-130 ACC -111 AOT-110
    AOT-134 CPT-179 I01 BUS-101 MLT-110 CHM-110
    MLT-102 BIO-211 HIS-113 AHS-102 BIO-210 ENG-102
    MAT-102 ENG-101 CPT-170 HIS-201 MAT-101 PSY-201

    My question is what is the easiest way for me to obtain a liberal arts/ general associate degree?

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    If you still have a good feeling about the school, the first thing you may want to consider doing is getting in touch with the registrar and seeing if you already qualify for a degree right now. You may already, or you may be only a few courses shy. Even with 84 credits it doesn't mean you have covered all specific education requirements, but you probably already realize this.

    Personally, I would avoid a Liberal Arts or General degree of any kind and opt for a specific field if that possibility is there, but you have to do what's best for your situation and it may not matter to you that the degree is general in nature.

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    Having certificates is good, but there are a lot of general education courses needed for a degree. Without meeting the general education classes, you will need to take what's required for that school. Depending, where you apply for your degree, different schools have a different general education . All require math and English, but some require government, while others may require history . Wherever you apply to, check this out. You may be better off at another school if they don't accept what you've finished already.
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    Not to duplicate, but yes, you'll need MOSTLY general ed courses to get an AA or AS. Instead, why not go back and revisit the AAS options that your AOT or CPT courses fit into? Those are part of some degree plan, and you have a good start.

    In general, an AA / AS is nearly 100% gen eds. An AOS / AAS degree is only about 15 credits gen ed, the rest "in" the subject.
    If I guess at your college's prefixes (sorry, I'm not looking them up) I'm guessing this way:

    AOT-234 CPT-113 HIS-102 CPT-279 ECD-101 CPT-172
    CPT-174 AOT-143 AOT-161 BUS-130 ACC -111 AOT-110
    AOT-134 CPT-179 I01 BUS-101 MLT-110 CHM-110
    MLT-102 BIO-211 HIS-113 AHS-102 BIO-210 ENG-102
    MAT-102 ENG-101
    CPT-170 HIS-201 MAT-101 PSY-201

    RED - gen ed (I get 33 credits if your science were without lab, 36 if they were with labs)
    BLUE- could go either way (18 credits in computers - where that falls depends on the school)
    BLACK- not gen ed (if you go with a degree "in" one of these fields, they get more utility, in an AA/AS they'll be electives if allowed)

    All that said, I believe Charter Oak would allow you the max return just because you can use a lot of electives (not gen ed) in your associate degree. If you want a bachelor's, you'll have to add those in of course, but one thing at a time. ;)
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    I say try WVNCC
    I was able to transfer 100% of my requirements.
    should be graduating soon.
    Programs of Study > Board of Governors A.A.S. Degree Completion Program | WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

    I have something posted on the sister forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morig View Post
    I say try WVNCC
    I was able to transfer 100% of my requirements.
    should be graduating soon.
    Programs of Study > Board of Governors A.A.S. Degree Completion Program | WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

    I have something posted on the sister forum.
    Were you required to do a 3-credit residency course? I wonder if there is a way that can be waived.

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