Associate of Arts Online - Accelerated

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: General Education
  • Program Code: 20-800-1
  • Offering: Online
  • Degree Type: Accelerated (Associate), 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Associate of Arts Online - Accelerated Degree

DESCRIPTION

Liberal Arts and Sciences Four-Year College Transfer Program

This online accelerated degree program provides you with the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. You can complete this degree entirely online and in one year of full-time study through five sessions. A session lasts seven or eight weeks. The degree also can be completed in more time, per your schedule.

The courses in this degree emphasize the humanities and allow students many options to analyze information, think critically and creatively, respect diversity and collaborate with others.

Students who plan to transfer are advised to consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major, and the credit transfer details. Contact an MATC advisor for more information.

Also see the Four-Year College/University Transfer Agreements section of matc.edu.


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
Quin 1: Fall term, first session
ENG-201 English 1 ‡ 3
PHYED-210 An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness 3
ECON-201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST-211 America Through 1877 3
Quin 2: Fall term, second session
SOCSCI-203 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPEECH-206 Intercultural Communication 3
ECON-202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PSYCH-231 Introductory Psychology 3
Quin 3: Spring term, third session
ENG-202 English 2 ‡ 3
MATH-200 Intermediate Algebra ‡ 4
FLANG-202 Spanish 1
This requirement may be waived if student has completed four
high school semesters of the same foreign language with a
grade of C or higher; the four waived credits must be made up by
another 200-level course. Students may earn retroactive credit
and credit by exam. Strongly recommended: Take two semesters
of the same language if not already taken in high school.
4
HIST-212 America Since 1877 3
Quin 4: Spring term, fourth session
SOCSCI-221 American National Government and Politics Today 3
ART-201 Understanding Art 3
NATSCI-232 Earth Science 3
NATSCI-234 Earth Science Laboratory 1
SOCSCI-217 Valuing Diversity 3
Quin 5: Summer term, fifth session
Choose any 200-level Natural Sciences (NATSCI) course 3
Additional Electives – 6 credits required
Additional foreign language credits are not required but
are recommended.
6

TOTAL CREDITS

60

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Successful completion of this Associate in Arts degree requires a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.

Important: Consult the four-year college or university you plan to attend regarding transferability of selected courses.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

The Associate of Arts degree (AA) prepares students with the necessary academic and practical skills to complete a program of general education study and successfully transfer to a four-year college/university or to the workforce. The Associate of Arts requires coursework to prepare students to enter into many different areas of study, emphasizing humanities and social sciences.

Specifically, program learning outcomes for graduates of the AA degree include the following:

  • Effective Communication - Students will be able to communicate with different audiences by:
    • Being able to synthesize and organize information for diverse audiences
    • Actively listening in personal and professional relationships
    • Reading and comprehending written materials in content areas

This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Communication Career Essential.

  • Information Literacy - Students will possess basic skills to access, evaluate, and use information technology to support academic, community, and career-related interests.

This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Technological Competency Career Essential.

  • Global Awareness - Students will be able to explain cultural difference and its importance, identify global interdependencies, and work productively with cultural differences.

This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Global Awareness Career Essential.

  • Analytical/Critical Thinking - Students will be able to perform analyses of messages, problems, or issues using a logically structured approach such as qualitative, quantitative, scientific, logical, critical or other human reasoning systems.

This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Problem Solving Career Essential.

  • Professionalism - Students will display the behaviors of successful students and pre-professionals, identify the individual behaviors conducive to learning and succeeding in college, and display the abilities to interact successfully in classes, with instructors, other students, and student life personnel.
    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.
  • Scientific Method - Students will be able to conduct research by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesize results in an academic document.

This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.

With additional education and work experience, graduates may find employment in a variety of fields and occupations including: Advertising, Art, Counseling, Education, Elementary Education, International Studies, Journalism, Politics, Psychology, Public Relations, Radio/TV/Film, Sales, Social Work/Human Services, Theatre, Translating, etc.

Career Outlook

Many professional occupations require a bachelor's degree. With this Associate of Arts degree, students can transition into most four-year programs with junior standing to pursue a bachelor's.

Scholarships

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Last updated: 07/13/2020