Associate in Arts Overview
Florida Keys Community College’s Associate in Arts (A.A.) is designed for students who plan to transfer to a Florida public university to complete a bachelor’s degree. Similar to being at a university, FKCC A.A. students spend two years focusing on general education courses, in preparation for two more years in a concentrated major field of study at a university.
During their two years at FKCC, students are encouraged to develop and adopt a “Transfer Plan” with help from their academic advisor. Following a Transfer Plan, basically, means that a student chooses his/her FKCC courses based on the major that he/she intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in. Transfer plans can also be customized for a particular university. By taking courses that relate to your planned major at a university at FKCC, students will be able to more seamlessly transfer to that university. It’s all about helping the student take the next step. It is important that a student select appropriate courses in both the general education and university transfer categories. An FKCC advisor can assist with course selection, or students can use the Florida Virtual Campus online system. A student who graduates with an A.A. degree from FKCC can transfer to a university and earn a bachelor’s degree in one of hundreds of different majors available at the state universities.
A list of popular Associate in Arts Transfer Plans is below.
The A.A. degree requirements include:
-36 credit hours of “general education” courses
-24 credit hours of elective or “university transfer” courses
- Business Administration and Management
- Criminal Justice Studies
- General Transfer
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Marine/Aquatic Biology
It is important that a student select appropriate courses in both the General Education and university transfer program areas. An FKCC advisor can assist with course selection, or students can use the Florida Virtual Campus on-line system, as detailed in this catalog section.