Associate of Arts (AA) Degree
If you’re planning to transfer your ECC credits to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university, you’re definitely in the majority! Nearly 80% of our students earn a Liberal Arts transferrable Associate of Arts (AA) degree because they’re assured that the credits will transfer easily to nearly all Iowa colleges and universities, as well as many other institutions in the Midwest. And it’s the perfect degree for those who are undecided, because sticking to the AA degree checklist of courses ensures that none of your time and effort (and money) will be wasted.
Dual Enrollment with Iowa, Iowa State and UNI
Ellsworth Community College has an Admissions Partnership Program (APP) in place so that any of our students enrolled in the Liberal Arts AA transfer degree program can also be dual enrolled with the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, or the University of Northern Iowa. Dual-enrolled ECC students are also considered full-time Iowa, Iowa State or UNI students … they’re assigned an academic advisor and have access to all the same perks and benefits as the other university students (bookstore, library, student services, student activities, athletic events, and more). An ECC Admissions Office representative can tell you how to take advantage of this great opportunity. There’s more information at Transferring to Iowa, Iowa State or UNI.
Transferring to other colleges and universities
ECC also has articulation agreements with many other colleges and universities, several of which are listed at Transferring to Other Colleges/Universities. If you want to transfer your ECC credits to one of these institutions, just follow the link on the website. If you want to transfer to a college or university that’s not listed here, contact the ECC Dean of Students & Academic Affairs or the ECC Admissions Office for assistance.
|Liberal Arts/Transfer AA Degree|
|Communications courses||9 credit hours|
|Humanities courses||9 credit hours|
|Social/Behavioral Science courses||9 credit hours|
|Math/Science courses||10 credit hours|
|Computer Education course||3 credit hours|
|Physical Education course(s)||2 credit hours|
|Student Development (SDV108)||1 credit hour|
|Elective courses||21 credit hours|
|TOTAL||64 credit hours|