Associate in Arts

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements (AA.AA)

The Associate in Arts degree is intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  It provides a breadth of experience in the arts and sciences while also offering the flexibility to satisfy transfer agreements and the intake requirements of other institutions. 

Graduating from this program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA List (pages 6 - 8) which apply to the endorsement and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.  

All courses that satisfy MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.  All courses comprising the 62 credits required for the degree must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs, and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and an advisor at the intended transfer institution.

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Courses that satisfy Associate in Arts degree requirements

Candidates for the Associate in Arts degree must satisfy the following specific minimum requirements:

English Composition3
Communications3-4
Fine Arts / Humanities6-8
Mathematics3-4
Natural Sciences7-10
Social Sciences6-7
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses28-36
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Courses must be numbered 1000 through 2999.26-34
Total Credit Hours62

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.