Jan 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Credit Course Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Credit Course Catalog

Transfer Degrees


Requirements for Associate in Arts (AA) Degree and Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC)

The Associate in Arts degree is designed to parallel the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program. Students complete freshman and sophomore level courses for baccalaureate majors in many areas such as the arts, humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, mathematics and related professional fields. Degree requirements vary from one four-year institution to another. It is important that students work closely with an MCC academic advisor and their transfer school.

Completion of the AA degree fulfills requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC). The IAI GECC is a package of general education courses that satisfies lower-division, campus-wide general education requirements at other IAI participating schools. It is important to keep in mind that baccalaureate majors often require specific general education courses.

The following requirements apply to students who first enrolled for Summer 2022 or later. Students who first entered prior to Summer 2022 should contact an academic advisor for more information. Academic advisors help students choose the appropriate transfer degree and/or recommend the IAI GECC based on transfer requirements.

  • Please note that your transfer school may require foreign language. It always is recommended that you complete your foreign language requirement prior to transferring.

Associate in Arts (AA) Degree  

Requirements for Associate in Science (AS) Degree

The Associate in Science degree is designed to parallel the first two years of a science-related baccalaureate degree program. Students complete freshman and sophomore level courses for majors in areas such as biology, chemistry, physics, and related professional fields. Degree requirements vary from one four-year institution to another. It is important that students work closely with an MCC academic advisor and their transfer school.

Completion of the AS degree does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC). Many science majors are highly structured and require extensive sequential lower-division mathematics and science courses. In order to take courses in a similar pattern to those of the freshman and sophomore students at a university, some general education courses are postponed to the junior and senior years. After transfer, students either complete the general education requirements of the transfer institution or are given the opportunity to complete the IAI GECC.

The following requirements apply to students who first enrolled for Summer 2022 or later. Students who first entered prior to Summer 2022 should contact an academic advisor for more information. Academic advisors help students choose the appropriate transfer degree and/or recommend the IAI GECC based on transfer requirements.

  • The AS degree does not fulfill all requirements of the IAI GECC. Please see an academic advisor for more information about the IAI GECC.
  • Please note that your transfer school may require foreign language. It always is recommended that you complete your foreign language requirement prior to transferring.

Associate in Science (AS) Degree  

Requirements for Associate in Engineering Science (AES) Degree

The Associate in Engineering Science degree allows pre- engineering students to complete a significant portion of lower-level baccalaureate degree coursework prior to transfer. Baccalaureate engineering programs are highly structured and require extensive, sequential mathematics and science courses at the lower level. Completion of the AES degree does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC). In order to take courses in a similar pattern to those of the freshman and sophomore engineering students at a university, some general education courses are postponed to the junior and senior years. After transfer, students either complete the general education requirements of the transfer institution or are given the opportunity to complete the IAI GECC. Engineering programs vary from one institution to another. It is important that students work closely with an MCC academic advisor and their transfer school.

The following requirements apply to students who first enrolled for Summer 2022 or later. Students who first enrolled prior to Summer 2022 should contact an academic advisor for more information.

  • Please see an academic advisor for information about the IAI GECC.

Associate in Engineering Science (AES) Degree  

Requirements for the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) Degree-Art Option

The Associate in Fine Arts degree allows students to complete a significant number of lower-division courses toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. BFA programs are highly structured and require many sequential courses in the major field at the lower-level. As a result, the AFA degree does not include the entire IAI General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC). This means that students who earn an AFA degree must complete the general education requirements for the bachelor’s degree at their transfer school. It is important that students work closely with an MCC academic advisor and their transfer school.

The following requirements apply to students who first enrolled for Summer 2022 or later. Students who first enrolled prior to Summer 2022 should contact an academic advisor for more information.

  • Students must make sure courses are IAI GECC articulated during the semester in which they are taken. Please see an academic advisor for more information about the IAI GECC.

Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) Degree-Art Option  

Requirements for the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) Degree-Music Option

The Associate in Fine Arts degree allows students to complete a significant number of lower-division courses toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. BFA programs are highly structured and require many sequential courses in the major field at the lower-level. As a result, the AFA degree does not include the entire IAI General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC). This means that students who earn an AFA degree must complete the general education requirements for the bachelor’s degree at their transfer school. It is important that students work closely with an MCC academic advisor and their transfer school.

The following requirements apply to students who first enrolled for Summer 2022 or later. Students who first enrolled prior to Summer 2022 should contact an academic advisor for more information.

  • Students must make sure courses are IAI GECC articulated during the semester in which they are taken. Please see an academic advisor for more information about IAI course equivalencies.

Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) Degree-Music Option