El Paso Community College now offers a new, transferable Associate of Arts degree, effective September 1, 1999. This new degree replaces the old Associate of Arts degree, as well as the traditional majors within that degree. Instead, students can choose an area of concentration or a Field of Study within the AA degree.
The new degree features blocks of instruction in nine key academic areas which is the 42-hour core curriculum. Once a student has successfully completed all the courses in the core curriculum with an average of "C" or better, that block of courses is fully transferable to any Texas state-supported college or university. The student can earn the Associate of Arts degree by completing an additional 20 semester credit hours of elective courses from one or more of the academic areas of concentration or Fields of Study.
Students should carefully review the new core curriculum and the areas of concentration, meet with an El Paso Community College academic counselor and contact the college or university to which they plan to transfer before choosing an area of concentration or Field of Study.
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