College Transfer

Degrees Available

Starting your four-year journey at WCC can save you thousands of dollars in tuition and fees and improve your chances of admission and scholarships to your top choice colleges and universities. We offer six associate degrees designed specifically for four-year transfer.

Ensuring a smooth transfer isn’t only about completing an associate degree; it’s about establishing a clear plan from day one at WCC, and then choosing the right courses each term to position yourself for the major and the four-year school you desire to attend.

College Transfer Advising Center

The College Transfer Advising Center (CTAC) offers students pursuing Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering, Associate in General Education, Associate in General Education-Nursing, Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation, and the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degrees a central location to seek academic advising. The purpose of the Advising Center is to serve, guide, and support students preparing to transfer to a four-year college/university or preparing to apply for limited admission allied health programs.

For more information, please visit the College Transfer Advising Center page.

University Partnerships

Along with the articulation agreements below, Wayne Community College has established agreements and pathways with specific four-year institutions that will benefit Wayne Community College students.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements document a pathway between two or more colleges or universities and their academic programs. Various audiences also call articulation agreements transfer agreements, transfer guides, and transfer pathways.

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) addresses the admission of community college graduates to UNC institutions and the transfer of credits between institutions within the NC Community College System and the institutions within The University of North Carolina. The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student for example:

  • Assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions (Transfer Assured Admissions Policy)
  • Enables NC community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the University of NC to transfer with junior status.
  • Additional statewide agreements

Articulation agreements simplify the complexity of determining what courses to take. They eliminate the guesswork regarding transferability. Aside from the CAA, the following articulation agreements have been created to benefit the students at Wayne Community College:


Accounting, Early Childhood, Criminal Justice, Fire & EMS Admin, Business Administration, Information Systems, Nursing, Public SafetyFayetteville State UniversityBachelor of Arts
Applied Animal ScienceBrevard CollegeBachelor of Science in Environmental Studies/Sustainable Agriculture
Applied Animal Science & Agribusiness TechnologyNorth Carolina A&TBachelor of Science in Agricultural Education
Applied Animal Science, Agribusiness Technology, Sustainable Agriculture, Swine Management Technology, Turfgrass Management TechnologyUniversity of Mount OliveAgricultural Production Systems
Associate Degree NursingAspen UniversityRN to BSN
Associate Degree NursingChamberlain UniversityRN to BSN
Associate Degree NursingEast Carolina UniversityBachelor of Science Nursing
Associate Degree TransferWestern Governors UniversityAssociate Degree Transfer
Associate in Applied ScienceUNC PembrokeBachelor Degree Program (30 credit Hours)
Associate in Applied ScienceUNC GreensboroBachelor Degree Program (2Plus)
Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree TransferNorth Carolina Central UniversityBachelor of Science in Chemistry or Biology
Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree TransferNC WesleyanBachelor Degree Program
Associate in Arts, Science or EngineeringUNC WilmingtonPathway to Excellence Program
Associate in Arts, Science or EngineeringUniversity of Mount Olive2014 CAA-UGETC
Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Associate Degree in EngineeringEast Carolina UniversityProgram of interest
Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree TransferBrevard CollegeBachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
Automotive Systems TechnologyEast Carolina UniversityIndustrial Technology
Aviation Sysyems TechnologyEast Carolina UniversityIndustrial Technology
Computer Integrated Machining TechnologyEast Carolina UniversityIndustrial Technology
Criminal Justice Technology or Associate in Arts (Criminal Justice Pre-Major)Fayetteville State UniversityBachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice TechnologyBarton CollegeBachelor of Arts in Justice Administration
Early ChildhoodBarton CollegeBirth to Kindergarten with Teacher Certification
Early ChildhoodUNC GreensboroBachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies
General Education CoursesAshford UniversityBachelor of Arts
Honors ProgramUNC WilmingtonHonors College
Honors ProgramUNC AshevilleTransfer of Honors Credit
Honors Program University of Mount OliveHonors Program Transfer
Industrial SystemsEast Carolina UniversityIndustrial Technology
Machining TechnologyEast Carolina UniversityIndustrial Technology
Mechanical Engineering TechnologyEast Carolina UniversityIndustrial Technology
Mechatronics Engineering TechnologyEast Carolina UniversityIndustrial Technology
Medical Laboratory TechnologyWinston Salem State UniversityClincal Laboratory Science


View the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement – (opens in new window)
University of North Carolina System – Transfer Information – (opens in new window)
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