Jul 20, 2024  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 

College Transfer

College Transfer Programs

(Associate in Arts, Associate in Arts Teacher Preparation, Associate in Science, Associate in Science Teacher Preparation, Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Associate in Engineering and Associate in General Education-Nursing)

Gaston College offers a college transfer program for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university by offering courses that parallel those offered during the first two years at four-year institutions. Students who transfer from Gaston College pursue majors such as Agriculture, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Business Administration, Commercial Art, Design, Education, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, History, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Ministry, Pharmacy, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Textiles, and others. Students may complete a 60-61 hour Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Arts Teacher Preparation Degree (ASTP), Associate in Science Degree (AS), Associate in Science Teacher Preparation Degree (ASTP), Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts (A.F.A) Associate in Engineering (A.E.), or Associate in General Education-Nursing (AGE-Nursing). Students not interested in pursuing a degree may enroll in courses for personal growth and fulfillment.

A Work-Based Learning (WBL) or an ACA Course of one semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 semester hour-credit degree program such as Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science Degree (A.S.), Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts (A.F.A), Associate in Engineering (A.E), or Associate in General Education-Nursing (AGE-Nursing). This course will receive transfer evaluation (not necessarily credit) by the receiving institution.

Each student should confer with their transfer advisor about course selection prior to registration. Only with approval of the appropriate academic dean may students substitute courses for those specifically required for graduation and those outside the area of specialization. Only students are responsible for the proper completion of their academic programs based upon the requirements stated in the Gaston College catalog in conjunction with the current schedule.

Arts and Sciences Advising

Academic advising is an integral part of student success. All new students and first semester students are required to seek assistance with course planning from their assigned academic advisor. It is recommended that continuing students meet with their assigned advisor and log into Aviso on a regular basis to review academic plans and progress.

The Arts and Sciences Advising Center (Transfer Advising Center) is located in RCB 236 on the Dallas Campus.


The Arts and Sciences Advising Center (Transfer Advising Center) is located in RCB 236 on the Dallas Campus.


Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)

Under the provisions of House Bill 739 and Senate Bill 1161, the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina system have developed a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) to facilitate the transfer of credits for community college students.

Gaston College graduates of Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs who have made a “C” or better in each course will be considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, general education requirements of UNC schools to which they are admitted and will be admitted as Juniors. Foreign language and physical education requirements of receiving institutions must still be met.

The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities have adopted a parallel version of the CAA (ICAA). The following private colleges and universities in North Carolina honor the ICAA: Barton, Belmont Abbey, Bennett, Brevard, Campbell, Catawba, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Lees McRae, Livingstone, Mars Hill, Meredith, Methodist, Montreat, Mount Olive, North Carolina Wesleyan, Pfeiffer, St. Andrews, Salem, Shaw, William Peace, and Wingate.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation, Associate in Science, Associate in Science in Techer Preparation, Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Associate in Engineering, or Associate in General Education-Nursing Degree, students must have a grade of “C” or better in each course applied towards degree requirements. Students who make below a “C” in a course should either retake the course or complete an approved alternative course.

Students who wish to apply grades of “D” for graduation, may petition for graduation in the Associate in General Education degree program, which is not designed as a transfer program.


The following courses have been approved as electives for transfer degrees.

ACA 122 College Transfer Success (1 Credit Hour)  

ACC 120 Prin of Financial Acct (4 Credit Hours)  

ACC 121 Prin of Managerial Acct (4 Credit Hours)  

ART 111 Art Appreciation (3 Credit Hours)  

ART 114 Art History Survey I (3 Credit Hours)  

ART 115 Art History Survey II (3 Credit Hours)  

BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4 Credit Hours)  

BIO 111 General Biology I (4 Credit Hours)  

BIO 112 General Biology II (4 Credit Hours)  

BIO 155 Nutrition (3 Credit Hours)  

BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credit Hours)  

BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credit Hours)  

BIO 250 Genetics (4 Credit Hours)  

BIO 275 Microbiology (4 Credit Hours)   

BUS 110 Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)  

BUS 115 Business Law I (3 Credit Hours)  

BUS 137 Principles of Management (3 Credit Hours)  

CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry (3 Credit Hours)  

CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab (1 Credit Hour)  

CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry (4 Credit Hours)  

CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 Credit Hours)  

CHM 152 General Chemistry II (4 Credit Hours)  

CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I (4 Credit Hours)  

CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II (4 Credit Hours)  

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (3 Credit Hours)  

CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice (3 Credit Hours)  

CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations (3 Credit Hours)  

CJC 141 Corrections (3 Credit Hours)  

COM 110 Introduction to Communication (3 Credit Hours)  

COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com (3 Credit Hours)  

COM 231 Public Speaking (3 Credit Hours)  

CSC 134 C++ Programming (3 Credit Hours)  

CSC 151 JAVA Programming (3 Credit Hours)  

DFT 170 Engineering Graphics (3 Credit Hours)  

ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)  

ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)  

EDU 216 Foundations of Education (3 Credit Hours)        

EGR 150 Intro to Engineering (2 Credit Hours)  

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry (3 Credit Hours)  

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc (3 Credit Hours)  

ENG 231 American Literature I (3 Credit Hours)  

ENG 232 American Literature II (3 Credit Hours)  

ENG 241 British Literature I (3 Credit Hours)  

ENG 242 British Literature II (3 Credit Hours)  

GEL 111 Geology (4 Credit Hours)  

GEO 111 World Regional Geography ( 3 Credit Hours )  

HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness (3 Credit Hours)  

HEA 112 First Aid & CPR (2 Credit Hours)  

HIS 111 World Civilizations I (3 Credit Hours)  

HIS 112 World Civilizations II (3 Credit Hours)  

HIS 121 Western Civilization I (3 Credit Hours)  

HIS 122 Western Civilization II (3 Credit Hours)  

HIS 131 American History I (3 Credit Hours)  

HIS 132 American History II (3 Credit Hours)  

HUM 180 Internat Cultural Explor ( 3 Credit Hours )  

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (3 Credit Hours)  

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I (4 Credit Hours)  

MAT 167 Discrete Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)    

MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (4 Credit Hours)  

MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry (4 Credit Hours)  

MAT 252 Statistical Methods II (4 Credit Hours)  

MAT 263 Brief Calculus (4 Credit Hours)  

MAT 271 Calculus I (4 Credit Hours)  

MAT 272 Calculus II (4 Credit Hours)  

MAT 273 Calculus III (4 Credit Hours)  

MAT 280 Linear Algebra (3 Credit Hours)  

MAT 285 Differential Equations (3 Credit Hours)  

MUS 110 Music Appreciation (3 Credit Hours)  

MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz (3 Credit Hours)  

PED 110 Fit and Well for Life (2 Credit Hours)  

PHI 215 Philosophical Issues (3 Credit Hours)  

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics (3 Credit Hours)  

PHY 110 Conceptual Physics (3 Credit Hours)  

PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab (1 Credit Hour)  

PHY 151 College Physics I (4 Credit Hours)  

PHY 152 College Physics II (4 Credit Hours)  

PHY 251 General Physics I (4 Credit Hours)  

PHY 252 General Physics II (4 Credit Hours)  

POL 120 American Government (3 Credit Hours)  

PSY 150 General Psychology (3 Credit Hours)  

PSY 237 Social Psychology (3 Credit Hours)   

PSY 241 Developmental Psych (3 Credit Hours)  

PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology (3 Credit Hours)  

REL 110 World Religions (3 Credit Hours)  

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credit Hours)  

SOC 220 Social Problems (3 Credit Hours)  

SOC 225 Social Diversity (3 Credit Hours)         

SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I (3 Credit Hours)  

SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II (3 Credit Hours)  

SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I (3 Credit Hours)  

SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II (3 Credit Hours)  

WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I (1 Credit Hour)