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College Transfer Program

Transferring from South Piedmont is a smart way to start college, save money and achieve academic goals. Faculty and advisors help to create a smooth transition to a four-year institution through the College Transfer Program.

The College Transfer Program at South Piedmont parallels the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year college or university degree. To earn an Associate in Art (AA) degree, an Associate in Science (AS) degree, or an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree, students take General Education courses in the areas of humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and pre-major transfer courses.

The N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) has Comprehensive Articulation Agreements governing transfer of credits with the University of North Carolina (a system of 16 public universities) and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). With an AA or AS degree, students may transfer with junior status to one of the 16 UNC institutions and many of the affiliates of NCICU. AFA degree students who transfer must meet the General Education requirements of the receiving institution.

Enrolled students should consult their academic advisors about the transferring process. During the first semester, students are assigned an advisor who will help select appropriate courses. Students must meet the transfer university's foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if any, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

NOTE: Three semester hours credit (SHC) in speech/communications may be substituted for three SHC in humanities/fine arts but not for the literature requirement.

College Transfer Club
South Piedmont provides students online transfer resources and information on transfer agreements, application deadlines and scholarships. The College Transfer Club organizes trips to visit college campuses across North Carolina and invites many representatives of four-year institutions to visit the campuses to speak with students about transferring.

Degree Programs
South Piedmont offers more than 90 programs of study. From the list at the left, explore the associate degree programs. Be sure to also review the SPCC College Catalog. Published annually, it provides that year’s calendar, registration steps and financial process information as well as in-depth program details.

Associate in Arts degree contact

Tammy Frailly
Director of The Communication Center


Associate in Science degree contact

David Wheeler
Department Chair, Science