If you know you would like to transfer to a 4-year college or university, there are a few options you should consider when selecting a program at Western Piedmont Community College:
Associate in Arts (AA)/Associate in Science (AS): These degrees are guaranteed to transfer to any UNC system school, as well as to a large number of in-state independent schools as outlined in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). Students completing the AA or AS degree can be assured that up to 64 credits can be transferred to any of these schools and they will be admitted as a junior.
Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)/Associate in General Education (AGE): These degrees include courses that are taken as part of the CAA. However, students should note that the degree itself is not covered by the CAA. Each college or university can decide the number of transferable credits. Students earning these degrees are not afforded the same transfer guarantees as Associate in Arts/Associate in Science degree students.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS): This degree is typically a technical degree and is not covered by the CAA. However, there are a number of colleges and universities that will accept the AAS degree and have Bachelor degree programs to meet the needs of students earning this degree. Click here to determine if your degree is part of a 2+2 Articulation Agreement.
Once you’ve made the decision to transfer to another college or university, it is very important that you review the school’s requirements to ensure transferability of coursework.
For more information on transferring to a 4-year school and how to take your next step, contact the WPCC Admissions/Transfer Counselor:
Hildebrand Hall, 106
There are also numerous options in the area if you’re wishing to complete your degree closer to home. You may be interested in one of the cohort based programs offered locally or a number of online programs. Below you will find information about the programs offered locally by our 4-year university and college partners. Many of these options are distance learning, so be sure to click on the college logo for more information:
|A wide variety of transfer distance education degree programs are offered at the undergraduate level and both degree and certificate programs at the graduate level. Classes may be online or seated.||
|The Greater Opportunities for Adult Learners (GOAL) program provides opportunities for students to continue their studies culminating in a baccalaureate degree.||
|Lees-McRae||These Extended Campus Programs (ECP) are designed for non-traditional students in a seated class setting during the evening hours only.|| Ava Smith
|A four year RN to BSN program, the Hickory RIBN program is a competitive dual admittance program that enrolls students to both Lenoir-Rhyne University and Western Piedmont Community College.||Mae Mills
Assistant Director, Enrollment Management-RIBN
Offering Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees through seated distance learning classes.
|Offering undergraduate and graduate programs in an online learning community setting with convenient class schedules.||Jim Craig
WPCC Regional Coordinator
After completing your Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree with us, find an online baccalaureate degree program that suits you. View details about programs offered through constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina.
WPCC Admissions/Transfer Counselor
Western Piedmont Online
Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655