Programs of Study

Coastal Carolina Community College awards associate degrees in arts, fine arts, and sciences for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university after completing a full two-year program of study. Associate degrees in applied sciences, diploma programs, and certificate programs are offered for students who plan to enter the workforce upon graduation. All College programs of study leading to two-year degrees are designed to ensure competence in reading, writing, oral communication, and fundamental mathematical skills. Students entering programs, not prepared to begin study in required college-level courses, must prepare themselves in appropriate developmental courses.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers the following programs of study. The courses listed in each curriculum are required.  However, they may not always be taught during the semester indicated. A student should confer with his or her educational academic counselor concerning course schedules. A schedule of courses offered will be published each semester. The College reserves the right to postpone offering a curriculum which has an insufficient number of applicants.

College/University Transfer Programs

For more information about college transfer programs, the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, and application to a university, visit the College Transfer Information page.

Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.)

The Associate in Arts Degree program prepares students to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution. This program is designed for students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts discipline not addressed by the pre-majors available at Coastal.

Associate in Science Degree (A.S)

The Associate in Science Degree program prepares students to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution. This program is designed for students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in a science-related discipline not addressed by the pre-majors described elsewhere in this catalog.

Associate in Science Pre-Majors

Curriculum Code Pre-Major
A1040A Biology and Biology Education
A1040B Chemistry and Chemistry Education
A1040D Engineering

Associate in Fine Arts Degree (A.F.A.)

The Associate in Fine Arts Degree program prepares students to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution. This program is designed for students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in a fine arts discipline.

Associate in Fine Arts Pre-Majors

Curriculum Code Pre-Major
A1020A Art
A1020C Drama
A1020D Music and Music Education

General Education Diploma in Arts — D10100

The General Education Diploma in Arts prepares students to transfer general education courses to a four-year senior institution. The requirements for this diploma are identical to the requirements for the general education core listed in the Associate in Arts Degree. Completion of the general education core allows students to take advantage of the terms of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) which addresses the transfer of students between institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina.

General Education Diploma in Science — D10400

The General Education Diploma in Science prepares students to transfer general education courses to a four-year senior institution. The requirements for this diploma are identical to the requirements for the General Education Core listed in the Associate of Science Degree. Completion of the General Education Core allows students to take advantage of the terms of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) which addresses the transfer of students between institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina.

Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

Associate in Applied Science Degrees (A.A.S.)

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training in technical areas. A.A.S. programs range from 66 to 76 semester credit hours. A full-time student can typically complete one of these programs in two years.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs

Curriculum Code Program Title Curriculum Code Program Title
A25100 Accounting A45340B Emergency Medical Science – Bridging*
A35100 Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology* A25330 Financial Services
A40100 Architectural Technology* A55240 Fire Protection Technology
A45110 Associate Degree Nursing* A45630 Health and Fitness Science
A25260 Computer Information Technology A25110 Hospitality Management
A25130 Computer Programming A30220 Interior Design
A55180 Criminal Justice Technology A45420 Medical Laboratory Technology*
A5518A Criminal Justice Technology – Latent Evidence A25310 Medical Office Administration
A45260 Dental Hygiene* A25340 Network Technology
A55220 Early Childhood Education* A25370 Office Administration
A40200 Electronics Engineering Technology* A25380 Paralegal Technology
A55460 Emergency Management A25290 Web Technologies
A45340 Emergency Medical Science*

* Specific admission procedures are required for entry into these programs.  Many of the limited enrollment programs may have additional admission procedures or deadlines. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.


Diplomas

Diploma programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training. Diploma programs range from 37 to 48 semester credit hours and can usually be completed by a full-time student within two semesters and one summer session. Associate degree level courses within a diploma program may also be applied toward an A.A.S. degree program.

Diploma Programs

Curriculum Code Program Title Curriculum Code Program Title
D35100 Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology* D55460 Emergency Management
D40100 Architectural Technology* D55240 Fire Protection Technology
D60160 Automotive Systems Technology* D10100 General Education Diploma in Arts
D60130 Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology* D10400 General Education Diploma in Science
D55140 Cosmetology* D60240 Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology*
D45240 Dental Assisting* D25110 Hospitality Management
D55220 Early Childhood Education D45660 Practical Nursing*
D40200 Electronics Engineering Technology* D45740 Surgical Technology*
D35220 Electrical/Electronics Technology* D50420 Welding Technology*

Specific admission procedures are required for entry into these programs. Many of the limited enrollment programs have additional admission procedures or deadlines. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.


Certificates

Certificate programs are designed to provide short-term focused entry-level employment training. Certificate programs range from 12 to 24 semester credit hours and can usually be completed within one to four semesters. Certificate courses may also be applied toward a related diploma or A.A.S. degree program.

Certificate Programs

Curriculum Code Program Title Curriculum Code Program Title
C40200A Advanced Applications Electronics Engineering* C55460P EM: Planning
C35220B Advanced Electrical Technology* C55460R EM: Response and Recovery
C40100 Arch Drafting and Design I* C55240 Fire Protection General Level
C40100A Arch Drafting and Design II* C55240C Fire Protection General Level 2
C60160 Auto Systems Technology* C55240A Fire Investigator Level
C60160E Auto Systems Technology – Engine Performance* C55240D Fire Supervisor
C60160P Auto Systems Technology – Powertrain* C25110F Food and Beverage
C60160U Auto Systems Technology – Undercar* C35100C Heating & Cooling Systems*
C35220 Basic Electrical Technology* C60240 Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology*
C40200 Basic Electronics* C25110 Hospitality Fundamentals
C55120 Basic Law Enforcement Training* C35100D HVACR Designs and Installation*
C35100B Basic Refrigeration* C55240B Incident Command Level
C25100A Bookkeeper C25100B Income Tax Preparer
C50420C Certified Welder* C55290 Infant/Toddler Care
C25340 CISCO C35220A Intermediate Electrical Tech
C60130C Collision Identification* C55430 Lateral Entry
C60130E Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology* C55400 Manicuring/Nail Technology*
C50420B Combination Welder* C25310B Medical Billing and Insurance
C40200C Computer Technology C25310 Medical Office Administration
C55160 Cosmetology Instructor* C25310A Medical Transcription
C60130D Damage Analysis and Corrections* C60240B Med/Heavy Duty Drive Train*
C55220A Early Childhood Admin* C60240A Med/Heavy Duty Power Train*
C55220 Early Childhood Education C25370 Office Administration
C55460 Emergency Management C25100C Payroll Clerk
C55460A EM: Administration C60130P Protection Coating*
C55460I EM: Infrastructure C55450 School-Age Care
C55460M EM: Mitigation and Preparedness C50420A Structural Welder*

Specific admission procedures are required for entry into these programs. Many of the limited enrollment programs have additional admission procedures or deadlines. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.