To earn an AA degree, students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours with no less than 36 credits of specified general education courses and 24 credits in the university transfer program electives. Legislation may further affect the graduation requirement; therefore, students are advised to obtain more current information from the advising and transfer offices.
The articulation agreement between Florida community colleges and state universities specifies that students who have been certified as having satisfactorily completed the general education requirements in a university transfer program are exempt from any additional general education requirements after transferring to a state university or community college. However, to be eligible for admission into a limited access program at a state university, students may be required to take specific prerequisite courses which may exceed the 60 credit hours and meet other requirements such as a minimum GPA, minimum ACT/SAT test scores or audition/portfolio.
For a list of HCC approved general education courses and specific details regarding individual majors, consult the appropriate advising guide available from the HCC website at www.hccfl.edu or any campus advising office.