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Associate in Arts

What is an AA Degree?

The AA degree provide students with the opportunity to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Click here for the Associate in Arts Program Plan:

2019-2020

2018-2019

Focus Areas

BCTC students who pursue the Associate in Arts program are permitted to select a Focus Area within a specific field of study. These focus areas permit students to earn the AA degree while concentrating their courses around an academic discipline. Students should discuss potential focus areas with their assigned academic advisor.

Description

Students have two options in earning an AA, AS, or AFA degree. They may decide on a degree in general pre-baccalaureate studies, which allows a wide choice of courses and an opportunity to explore many subject areas, or they may decide on a Focus Area, which allows them to explore one field of study in more depth. A Focus Area is not a major or a minor but is a concentration of related courses.  If students plan to transfer after earning their AA, AS, or AFA  degrees, they may fulfill a number of their pre-major requirements by choosing a Focus Area. Obtaining a Focus Area, however, does not mean that a student has fulfilled all pre-major requirements for a four-year degree at the University of Kentucky or elsewhere. 


African American Studies

ENG 264    Major Black Writers 3
HIS 260 African American History to 1865 3
HIS 261 African-American History 1865 - Present     3

 

Choose one from the following:

HUM 150 Intro to African Literature 3
SOC 235 Inequality in Society 3
ANT 160     Cultural Diversity in the Modern World 3
COM 254 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3
MUS 104   Introduction to Jazz History 3
ENG 230 Literature and Theme: (Subtitle Required)  3
ENG 231 Literature and Genre: (Subtitle Required) 3
ENG 232 Literature and Place: (Subtitle Required)  3
ENG 233 Literature and Identities: (Subtitle Required)  3

Pre-Business

The pre-Business focus area ensures that students have the accounting, economics and some of the math courses normally required for students in any major included within a 4-year Business degree. The inclusion of the ”Introduction to Business" (BAS 160) course provides students with an overview of the content covered in various business majors. 

ACC 201  Financial Accounting 3
ACC 202  Managerial Accounting 3
BAS 160 Introduction to Business  3
ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics  3
MAT 150  College Algebra  3
PSY 110 General Psychology 3
OR    
SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology 3

Video Game Design

The proposed focus area will prepare students for an entry-level position in the local video game design industry, and will also allow students to earn an AA/AS for transfer to a four-year college offering a Bachelor’s degree in video game design, such as EKU or KSU.

IMD 124 Intro to Game Development 3
IMD 221 Computer Graphics 3
IMD 222 3D Modeling 3
IMD 223 3D Animation 3
IMD 273 Game Production 3

 

Women’s Studies

Through a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach, the WGS Focus Area prepares students to become more socially conscious and politically active by examining social inequalities throughout the world and contemporary issues through the lens of gender, race, class, sexuality and socio-political spheres.

WGS 200  Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies in the Social Sciences 3
WGS 201 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies in the Arts and Humanities 3

Choose three courses from the following:

ENG 234  Introduction to Women’s Literature  3
HIS 265  History of Women in America  3
GEO 240 Geography and Gender 3
FAM 253 Human Sexuality:  Development, Behavior, and Attitudes 3

Academic Pathway

AA students who plan to transfer to a four-year university may select an Academic Pathway to identify the program or field that the student wishes to pursue upon transfer. Selecting an Academic Pathway enables students to be assigned an academic advisor with expertise in the student's transfer area. To update an Academic pathway, students may submit a Program Change Form to the Records Office. Indicate both the Program Plan (Associate in Arts) and the Pathway (for example, English, PENG).

  Student group Student group description
Art/Art History/Fine Art PART Art/Art History/Fine Art
Communications PCOM Communications
Criminal Justice PCRJ Criminal Justice
English PENG English
History PHIS History
Journalism PJOU Journalism
Languages PLAN Languages
Music PMUS Music
Philosophy PPHI Philosophy
Political Science PPOL Political Science
Psychology PPSY Psychology
Religion PREL Religion
Sociology PSOC Sociology
Social Work PSWK Social Work
Theater PTHE Theater
Art Education PAED Art Education
Pre-school Education PPED Pre-school Education
Elementary Education PEED Elementary Education
High School Education PHED High School Education
Music Education PMUE Music Education
Middle School Education PMSE Middle School Education
Physical Education/Coaching PPEC Physical Education/Coaching
Special Education PSED Special Education
Education General PGED Education Genera
General, SBS PSBS Social Behavior Science
General, HUM PHUM Humanities
 
  Student group Student group description
Agriculture/Horticulture PAGR Agriculture/Horticulture
Animal Science/ Pre-Vet/ Zoology PZOO Animal Science/ Pre-Vet/ Zoology
Architecture PARC Architecture
Biology/Botany PBIO Biology/Botany
Chemistry PCHE Chemistry
Exercise Physiology PEXP Exercise Physiology
Economics PECO Economics
Forestry PFOR Forestry
Geology/Earth Science PGEO Geology/Earth Science
Information Technology/CIS PIT Information Technology/CIS
Mathematics PMAT Mathematics
Nursing PNSG Nursing
Nutrition PNUT Nutrition
Physics/Astronomy PPHY Physics/Astronomy
Pre-Dental PDEN Pre-Dental
Pre-Engineering PETE Pre-Engineering
Pre-Medicine PMED Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy PPHA Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy PPTH Pre-Physical Therapy
Radiography PRAD Radiography
Business Administration PBA Business Administration
Management PMGT Management
Accounting PACC Accounting
Office Systems POS Office Systems
General, ALH PALH Allied Health
General, BUS PBUS Business
General ENTC PENT Engineering Technology
General, LNS PLNS Life/Natural Science

Transfer Center

The BCTC Transfer Center provides assistance to students transferring from BCTC to a four-year university.

The transfer Center compiles information on transfer programs/pathways (suggested BCTC course work) to specific baccalaureate degree programs for many of the state universities and other schools having transfer agreements with BCTC. If you are planning to further your education beyond and associates degree you should work closely with your advisor and the transfer center to insure that the courses you take will work towards your chosen 4-year degree.

Area Coordinators and Transfer Information

BCTC Program Contact

Iddah Otieno
Cooper Campus, AT 201 B
(859) 246-6341
iddah.otieno@kctcs.edu

Additional Information

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Art, Philosophy and Music Coordinator

Colleen Merrill
470 Cooper Dr. Lexington, KY 40502
859-246-4611
colleen.merrill@kctcs.edu

Additional Information

BCTC Contact

Coordinator
Greg Rickert
Cooper Campus, MB 238
(859) 246-6332
gregory.rickert@kctcs.edu

Additional Information

BCTC Program Contact

Holly Clifford
311 D Classroom Building, Newtown Campus
859-246-6244
holly.clifford@kctcs.edu

Additional Information

BCTC Program Website

Additional Information

Note: To teach children in Public School Preschools, Head Start programs, young children with special needs and School-Age programs see the AAS in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.

English Pre-Major

BCTC Focus Area

AA Focus Area: ENG 230; choose one from ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 234; choose one from HUM 135 or ENG 264; one additional literature course, one additional writing course

BCTC Program Contact

Robin Haggerty
Cooper Campus
(859) 246-6364
robin.haggerty@kctcs.edu

Additional Information

Pre-Major, Family Science

BCTC Program Contact

Kelly Hagan
Cooper Campus AT 202D
(859) 246-6251
kelly.hagan@kctcs.edu

Additional Information

BCTC Contact

Leon Lane
Newtown Campus, 211 SEC
(859) 246-6327
leon.lane@kctcs.edu

Additional Information

BCTC Contact

Interim Coordinator for History and Political Science
Robert R. Hinkle
Cooper Campus, AT 201-D
robert.hinkle@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6333

Karen Gauthier
Leestown Campus, M-107
karen.gauthier@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6698

Additional Information

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Art, Philosophy and Music Coordinator

Colleen Merrill
Suite 101-G Humanities Division
470 Cooper Dr. Lexington, KY 40502
859-246-4611
colleen.merrill@kctcs.edu

Additional Information

BCTC Program Contact

Karen Gauthier
Leestown Campus, M107
859-246-6698
karen.gauthier@kctcs.edu

BCTC Contact

Rebecca Glasscock
Cooper Campus, MB 221
(859) 246-6319
Rebecca.Glasscock@kctcs.edu

Curriculum Plans

UK Transfer Information

Additional Information

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Art, Philosophy and Music Coordinator
Colleen Merrill
Suite 101-G Humanities Division
470 Cooper Dr. Lexington, KY 40502
859-246-4611
colleen.merrill@kctcs.edu

Additional Information

BCTC Contact

Interim Coordinator for History and Political Science
Robert R. Hinkle
Cooper Campus, AT 201-D
robert.hinkle@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6333

Karen Gauthier
Leestown Campus, M-107
karen.gauthier@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6698

Additional Information

BCTC Program Contact

Kathy Swango
Leestown Campus, 106 M Building
859-246-6695
kathya.swango@kctcs.edu

Additional Information