Associate in Arts
An AA degree transfers to college or university for continued education.
What is an AA Degree?
The Humanities, Fine Arts, Business, and Social Science Division offers transfer courses parallel to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA) degree can provide direct entry into the job market as well as enhanced educational opportunities. See an academic advisor for a list of courses that best meet your educational plans. The division offers a rich learning experience that fully prepares WKCTC transfer and technical students for success in an environment of respect, opportunity, and empowerment.
All students are encouraged to complete a program of study at KCTCS and to consider transferring to a bachelor degree program to further their academic and career goals. The AA degree includes a substantial amount of general education courses and are designed to accommodate transfer. KCTCS has developed a number of transfer agreements to assist students completing AA, AS, and AAS programs to transfer to bachelor degree programs. A list of these transfer agreements can be found at the KCTCS web site at: kctcs.edu Search words: Transfer Agreements.
If you are interested in transferring, or you just have questions about transferring, contact WKCTC's Transfer Center. Each college or university in Kentucky also has staff to provide information to KCTCS students about transferring to that specific institution.
What are my degree options?
How do I pay for this?
What Else Do I Need to Know?
- KCTCS Transfer Site (Offering transfer information and answers to common transfer questions.)
- KCTCS Programs and Catalog (All programs of study featured in the KCTCS catalog may not be available at the WKCTC campus.)
- Are you an incoming transfer, transfer-bound, or visiting student? Check out WKCTC Transfer Information.
- West Kentucky Community & Technical College is a partner of the University of Kentucky Engineering Program in Paducah offering courses leading to a bachelors degree from UK in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in arts degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in collaboration with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.