With Collegiate Academy, You’re Way Ahead of the Curve

Once you graduate from MGCCC’s Collegiate Academy, you can choose from two options: transfer to a four-year college or university OR get a job in the occupational field you studied.

1. Transfer to a Four Year College

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree is awarded for the successful completion of courses designed as the first two years of a four-year college/university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree.

This degree encompasses programs listed under University Parallel Programs and requires the completion of 60 semester hours with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or above.

60 Total Hours Must Include:

40 Semester Hours Core
  • English, 6 semester hours (English Composition I and II)
  • Social Science, 6 semester hours (choose from government, geography, economics, psychology, sociology, marriage and family, anthropology, or human growth and development)
  • Math, 3 semester hours (MAT 1313 or higher math; MAT 1723 does not count)
  • Science, 8 semester hours (any science with a laboratory)
  • Physical Education, 2 semester hours- Humanities, 6 semester hours (any literature, history, foreign language, philosophy)
  • Fine Arts, 3 semester hours (any appreciation course)
  • Public Speaking, 3 semester hours- Approved computer course, 3 semester hours (BAD 2533, CSC 1123)
20 Elective Hours

Additional 20 hours cannot include career or developmental classes.

Associate of Science (A.S.)

The Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree is a specialized transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately pursue a baccalaureate degree in science, technology, engineering, math, or health care. This degree requires the completion of 60 semester hours with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or above.

60 Total Hours Must Include:

40 Semester Hours Core
  • English, 6 semester hours (English Composition I and II)
  • Social Science, 3 semester hours (choose from government, geography, economics, psychology, sociology, marriage and family, anthropology, or human growth and development)
  • Math, 9-15 semester hours (MAT 1313 or higher math; MAT 1723 does not count) 
  • Science, 8-16 semester hours (any science with a laboratory) 
  • Physical Education, 2 semester hours
  • Humanities, 3 semester hours (any literature, history, foreign language, philosophy)
  • Fine Arts, 3 semester hours (any appreciation course)
20 Elective Hours

Additional 20 hours cannot include career or developmental classes.

‡ Specific to university transfer requirements

2. Get a Job and Start Working

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree is designed to meet the educational needs of students who are seeking preparation for employment in occupational fields not requiring a baccalaureate degree.

In Collegiate Academy, the pursuit of this pathway would result in a high school diploma, industry certification credential, and A.A.S. Students in this option would accumulate 60 college credits – 15 academic and 45 CTE hours. However, students would have an industry credential that would allow them to work immediately.

  • English, 3 semester hours (English Composition I)
  • Public Speaking, 3 semester hours
  • Math/Natural Science Elective, 3/4 hours
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective, 3 semester hours
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective, 3 semester hours