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Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree (AA&S)
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. By selecting appropriate electives, students should be able to complete the lower division requirements for a variety of majors at the baccalaureate level. Examples of baccalaureate majors this program may prepare students for include: Liberal Arts, Science, Social or Behavioral Sciences, and Teacher Prep/Education. In order to assure that courses meet lower division requirements of the anticipated major at the specific institution the students plans to transfer to, students should consult their academic advisor to schedule their courses.

Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Business Administration Specialization
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Business Administration Specialization program, is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in a business-related field such as Business Administration or Accounting.

Associate of Arts & Sciences Transfer Degree: Criminal Justice Specialization
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Criminal Justice Specialization program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice. By completing this specialization, students should be able to complete the lower division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice.

Associate of Arts & Sciences Transfer Degree: Health-STEM Specialization
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Health-STEM Specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in preparation for matriculation into health fields that require education beyond the baccalaureate, such as medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy, pharmacy and physical therapy.

Associates of Arts & Sciences Transfer Degree: Pre-Engineering Specialization
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Pre-Engineering Specialization program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in Engineering. By selecting appropriate electives, students should be able to complete the lower division requirements for a variety of baccalaureate majors. Examples of majors to which this program may prepare students for transferring are Engineering, Mathematics.

Associate of Arts & Sciences Transfer Degree: Psychology/Social Work Specialization
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Psychology/Sociology Specialization program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. By selecting appropriate electives, students should be able to complete the lower division requirements for a variety of baccalaureate majors. Examples of majors to which this program may prepare students for transferring are Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, Education.

Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Teacher Education Specialization (Pre-K-8)
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Teacher Education Specialization (Pre-K-8) program is designed for students who are interested in teacher education, specifically in grades pre-kindergarten through 8, to prepare them for the academic field in which they will be working. They will also have the courses required by numerous four-year institutions in Virginia for entrance into colleges of education. Students pursuing this specialization would attain requisite coursework for university programs, and, in part, for teacher licensure in Virginia for elementary and middle school levels.

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)
The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to provide specific programmatic coursework that prepares students for the workplace or provides new skills for career advancement. In general, this degree is not transferable to a four-year institution. However, RCC does have specific articulation agreements with area colleges and universities for some of these programs. For more information, please see a counselor on either campus.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Administration of Justice
Administration of Justice encompasses the career fields of law enforcement, corrections, and private security. The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to meet both the academic and the technical needs of those employed in the field of Administration of Justice.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Business Management
The Business Management program is designed to meet the needs of recent high school graduates as well as experiences employees who want to upgrade or supplement their existing business knowledge and skills, or to acquire new ones.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Services Associate in Applied Science Degree is offered by Northern Virginia Community College at RCC. This curriculum is designed to develop the competencies needed to prepare the student to be certified as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate and/or Paramedic. Students are selected for the EMS degree program by NVCC. Please see the NVCC college website for more information concerning admission policies and procedures.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Fire Science Technology
The Fire Science Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree is offered by Northern Virginia Community College at RCC. This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for entry or advancement in the field of fire science and related services by presenting them with knowledge of the fire protection profession, as well as providing them with the general education necessary to perform and advance in one of these professions.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: General Engineering Technology
The General Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare individuals to meet the growing needs of high-technology industries for trained technicians.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Horticulture Technology
Rappahannock Community College and J. Sargent Reynolds Community College jointly offer the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Horticulture Technology through a joint venture articulation agreement. Students will work closely with both RCC and Reynolds advisors. The Horticulture Technology program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of horticulture careers. Training is available for those who seek to begin a career track, and those who are changing careers. Individuals already in the green industry are invited to improve or upgrade their skills and knowledge with appropriate courses.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Nursing
The associate of applied science degree in nursing program at RCC is designed to prepare students to master the art and science of nursing in a professional role. At the completion of the nursing program, students will be able to integrate nursing skills with health teaching to provide total client care, including appropriate ethical values and legal principles. Students will also be able to utilize the nursing process in coordinating the care of their clients in a variety of health care settings.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Respiratory Therapy
The Respiratory Therapy Associate of Applied Science Degree is offered through a partnership with J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and RCC. In addition to general education classes provided through RCC, this program includes coursework in an online format provided at Reynolds, as well as clinical experiences in healthcare agencies in the student’s area of residence/preference.

This page was last modified on December 2, 2014. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.


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