Associate of Arts
The Associate of Arts degree (60 credits) is for the student who intends to transfer to a four-year college or university and want an education with a liberal arts emphasis. This degree provides a basis of study in business, communications, foreign languages, the arts and humanities, and social and behavioral sciences. To earn the Associate of Arts degree, you must complete the state-designated general education requirements for a total of 37-42 credits. Other requirements are found on the degree requirement checklists and individual catalog emphasis areas.
New Designated Degrees: Transfer into a Specific Degree Program at Your Four-Year School of Choice
As of Summer 2011, RRCC is now offering Designated Degrees which guarantee junior status at any four-year Colorado public institution. These degrees are 60 credits at the community college level plus 60-68 credits to complete your bachelor's degree. We offer the following Designated Degrees:
Emphases are available in the following areas, but are not displayed on the degree. Students will graduate with a general Associate of Arts:
Early Childhood Education
English and Literature
• Elementary Education
• Secondary Education
Gainful Employment Information
The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." (Click here for more information.) The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.