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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

Associate in Arts

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Associate in Arts
Counseling & Student Development

Program Code: ASAR2

Office: Prahl College Center PCC2030

Phone: (810) 762-0111

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is designed primarily for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a major in humanities and/or social sciences, or who plan to pursue a degree in a professional career such as education, law, or business.  This degree meets the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements, satisfying the required distribution of 28-30 General Education hours.  It also includes additional courses counting toward a Bachelor’s Degree.

It is extremely important to consider the requirements at the college you plan to transfer to when selecting courses.

General Education Requirements

Humanities (9-11 credits)

Students must successfully complete 3 courses from at least two different academic disciplines

  • Humanities courses include: Arts, Communication*, Foreign Language, Literature, Philosophy Credits 9 / 11 Contact Hours

*If a communication class is taken in the Writing/Communication category, it cannot be counted again as Humanities.

Social Science (9-12 credits)

Students must successfully complete 3 courses from at least two different academic disciplines

  • Social science courses include:  Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Credits 9 / 12 Contact Hours

Mathematics (4-5 credits)

Students must successfully complete one of the following math courses.  Selection of the math pathway should be based on the college students are transferring to

Science (7-8 credits)

Students must successfully complete 2 science courses from two different science disciplines and one course must have a lab

  • Science courses include:  Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physical Science, Physics, Scientific Inquiry Credits 7 / 8 Contact Hours

Select Additional Elective Courses (20-24 credits)

  • Consult with an advisor/counselor to determine specific courses to be taken to complete the remaining 20-24 credits needed for the AA degree. Credits 20 / 24 Contact Hours

Computer Competency Requirement

Beginning 2016, demonstration of computer competency is a degree requirement at Mott Community College

Computer competency can be demonstrated by one of two ways:

NOTE: Some programs require taking COMG-153; for these programs, the Test-Out option is not available. For those programs that do not require COMG-153, the competency test-out option is available and can be taken in the Academic Testing Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Mott Library.

Program Total: Credits 62 / 62 Contact Hours


  1. A 2.0 or higher is required in each course counting toward the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) designation
  2. All course and degree requirements must be met
  3. 15 credits minimum must be earned at MCC
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

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