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College and University Transfer Agreements

Articulation Agreements: South Piedmont Community College has partnered with four-year colleges and universities by forming articulation agreements to help students transition to four-year schools. An articulation agreement is an officially approved document that matches coursework between schools. These are designed to help students when transferring from SPCC to a four-year institution. Students are encouraged to research specific programs at their school of choice.

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
The CAA between the University of North Carolina System and the North Carolina Community College System provides that those with degrees from SPCC’s Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs can transfer up to 64 credit hours to any institution in the UNC system. Those schools are:
  Appalachian State University
  East Carolina University
  Elizabeth City State University
  Fayetteville State University
  N.C. A&T
  N.C. Central University
  N.C. State University
  UNC Asheville
  UNC-Chapel Hill
  UNC Charlotte
  UNC Greensboro
  UNC Pembroke
  UNC Wilmington
  UNC School of the Arts
  Western Carolina University
  Winston-Salem State University
For more information, e-mail Carl Bishop at cbishop@spcc.edu.

Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) and the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education at an NCICU institution listed below. The agreement establishes a general education core that substitutes for the general education core of the NCICU college or university.
NCICU institutions that accept AA/AS degrees, plus their additional program transfer agreements, are:
  Barton College
  Belmont Abbey College
  Bennett College for Women
  Brevard College
  Campbell University
  Catawba College
  Gardner-Webb University
  Johnson C. Smith University
  Livingstone College
  Louisburg College
  Mars Hill College
  Montreat College
  Mount Olive College
  North Carolina Wesleyan College
  Peace College
  Pfeiffer University
  Queens University of Charlotte
  St. Andrews Presbyterian College
  Saint Augustine’s College
  Salem College
  Shaw University
  Warren Wilson College
  Wingate University – AA Elementary Education to B.S. in Elementary Education K-6

Special agreements with NCICU schools
Wingate University – AS Pre-Pharmacy Pathway: The Wingate University School of Pharmacy and SPCC have partnered to outline a specific pathway for students to obtain an Associate in Science degree at SPCC that also meets the prerequisite coursework for application to the Wingate School of Pharmacy.

For more information on any of the above, e-mail Carl Bishop at cbishop@spcc.edu.

Bilateral agreements
The following colleges also accept degrees from SPCC, sometimes with conditions:
Bellevue University – AA/AS (up to 65 credit hours) to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science
Strayer University – AA/AS/AAS (up to 65 credit hours) to any related baccalaureate degree program
University of Phoenix – AA/AS to related degree programs*

For more information on any of the above, e-mail Carl Bishop at cbishop@spcc.edu.

Agreements for specific programs
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs are not designed as transfer programs, but because of these agreements, they are accepted for transfer to the specific programs listed.

Degree/program Transfers to For
AAS Accounting UNC Greensboro Business and Economics
AAS Business Administration UNC Greensboro Business Studies
AAS Computer Information Technology UNC Greensboro Information Systems
AAS Criminal Justice Technology UNC Greensboro Community Health Education
AAS Early Childhood Education/B-K Education Barton College B.S. in Birth to Kindergarten with Teacher Certification (B-K)
AAS Early Childhood Education UNC Charlotte B.A. in Early Child and Family Development
AAS Early Childhood Education UNC Greensboro Auditory/Oral (B-K)
    Elementary Education (K-6)
    Human Development and Family Studies (B-K)
    Specialized Education Services (LD and BED)
AAS Human Services Technology UNC Greensboro Social Work
AAS Human Services Technology Queens University B.A. in Human Services Studies
Associate Degree Nursing UNC Greensboro Public Health Education
Associate Degree Nursing** Winston-Salem State B.S. in Nursing
AAS Medical Assisting UNC Greensboro Public Health Studies
AAS Medical Office Administration UNC Greensboro Public Health Studies
AAS Medical Sonography UNC Greensboro Public Health Studies
AAS School-Age Education UNC Greensboro Elementary Education (K-6)

Specialized Education Services (LD and BED)

Surgical Technology diploma UNC Greensboro Public Health Studies

For more information on any of the specific agreements involving AAS degrees, e-mail Maria Lander at mlander@spcc.edu.

* SPCC lower division and general education courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
** Must be licensed R.N. to participate in this RN-to-BSN program.