Accelerated Associate in Arts

Earn an Associate in Arts Degree in One Year

The accelerated degree program at Wayne Community College allows you to earn an Associate in Arts degree in one year. Courses will be completed during five 8-Week Mini-Semesters utilizing both online and face to face evening classes at WCC’s Seymour Johnson Air Force Base location in the Das Learning Center.

To be eligible for the transfer of all college credits under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), you must graduate from the community college with an Associate in Arts (AA) degree and have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and a grade of “C” or better in all CAA courses. If you do not complete the degree, you are eligible to transfer credits on a course-by-course basis.

Advantages of pursuing the Accelerated Associate in Arts degree:

  1. Completion of an Associate in Arts degree in one year.
  2. Transferability of courses under the Articulation Agreement (as stated above).
  3. Cost of program. The Associate of Arts degree has 60-61 General Education credits required for graduation. The cost per credit hour is $76.00. Wayne Community College only charges for 16 hours of credit per semester, the cost savings each term would be as follows:
  • Fall I & Fall II = 20 hours – 16 hours = a savings of $304.00
  • Spring I & Spring II = 25 hours – 16 hours = a savings of $684.00
  • By taking classes in an accelerated format students save a total of $988.00

Persistence Guidelines

  • Attend Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
  • Secure financial resources to complete program (i.e. FAFSA, self-pay, or scholarships)
  • Meet with advisor every semester prior to and during registration
  • Attend all classes in which you are enrolled
  • Not withdraw from any course without permission from advisor
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 or above
  • Seek academic resources, such as tutoring, as prescribed by either instructor or advisor
  • Provide current contact information and update staff with any changes
  • Reply to email and phone messages in a timely manner when contacted by faculty and staff
  • Abide by all institutional policies regarding code of conduct and successful enrollment prior to the start of each 8-week semester

Admissions Requirements

Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates Available

Program Costs


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