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Degree

 
Randolph Community College offers college transfer opportunities through the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degree programs.

Students who complete the AA or AS degrees with an overall 2.0 GPA and a grade of “C” or better in each course will be able to transfer to any university or college that endorses the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement or the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, which includes the University of North Carolina System and many other private institutions within the state.

Randolph Community College also offers students to earn an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (AAS) in six academic areas. These degrees are terminal two year degrees that do not transfer to four year universities. However, students often graduate from these programs with industry recognized credentials and work-based learning experience. 

Program

Year 1: Middle School
Students take HS Courses in 8th Gr.
Students take 1-2 summer HS courses

Year 2: High School Only
Students take initial HS courses, including required English
Students demonstrate college readiness on entrance exam
Students take desired electives
Students take 1-2 summer HS courses

Years 3-5: High School AND Community College
Students take community college courses to complete first the College Transfer Program and then the remaining Associate’s Degree requirements
Students take summer courses as needed/desired
Students may continue to take HS electives
Students graduate with high school diploma and Associate’s degree

Students who do not finish all requirements of the AA/AS or AAS may finish their degree within a year at the community college as a Randolph Community College Student. Tuition waivers are not available after a student fulfills high school graduation requirements.

Benefits

  • Access toward completing an Associate’s Degree while in high school at no additional cost
  • Opportunity to earn both an AHS Diploma and RCC Associate Degree while continuing to participate in the comprehensive High School program including electives, athletics, cultural arts, and other extra-curricular activities which include a large variety of clubs 
  • Dual credit allowances under the College & Career Promise Act allow students to take college courses and recieve high school credit for the same courses
  • Small Learning Community Model:
    Students remain part of the Asheboro High School Community while being closely monitored and assisted by the Randolph Community College Career Coach to ensure that students are meeting minimum standards and community college scheduling is accomplished.
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