2023-2024 College Catalog

Transfer Degree Programs

Rock Valley College offers a wide variety of courses specifically designed for transfer. The keys to successful transfer are to start planning immediately and to select coursework carefully. The Associate of Arts (A.A.), the Associate in Science (A.S.), and the Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.) degrees are intended for students planning to transfer to a college or university for a baccalaureate degree. However, since requirements can vary from one institution to another, it is recommended that students meet regularly with an academic advisor as well as verify information with the transfer institution.

The Planning for Success and IAI/RVC General Education Core Curriculum information provides additional educational planning information. Academic advisors are available to help students develop an individual education plan. Although Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) programs are not primarily designed for transfer to a four-year institution, RVC has established articulation agreements with a number of colleges and universities so that many A.A.S. degrees may transfer. Students should consult an academic advisor or program coordinator regarding the growing transfer possibilities with the A.A.S. degrees.

Associate of Arts Degree
(A.A. - RVC curriculum #1000)

This degree is for students who plan to major in liberal arts disciplines such as art, criminal justice, education, English, foreign language, geography, history, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and speech. It can also be used for transfer business majors such as accounting, business administration, finance, and human resources.

Associate in Science Degree
(A.S. - RVC curriculum #1700)

This degree is for students who plan to major in science-related disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, medicine, medical technology, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy, physics, and veterinary medicine.

Associate in Engineering Science
(A.E.S. - RVC curriculum #1775)

This degree is designed to provide students a transition to a four-year baccalaureate engineering degree program. Students who complete the A.E.S. degree can transfer to an engineering program to complete a Bachelor of Science degree depending upon the requirements of the transfer institution. Students may need to complete additional engineering prerequisites at the transfer school.

Selecting the IAI General Education Courses

Students will find a concise listing of General Education Core Curriculum course requirements for the A.A. and A.S. degrees Here. Students should also consult with a Rock Valley College academic advisor for assistance in making correct course selections. In addition, they should consult: iTransfer.org for accurate updates on these requirements.