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 seven 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.
Concentration in Architecture:
This curriculum is offered for students who plan to complete some or all of the basic courses at EPCC which are required by accredited schools of Architecture in their five or six-year degree programs. The courses shown have been selected as being the most representative of those required during the first two years of study leading to a professional degree in Architecture. It is recommended that each student contact the university to which he/she plans to transfer to obtain its specific course requirements and see an advisor. Upon transfer, all students will be required to submit a portfolio of their work for review and acceptance by the selected university.
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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