University Parallel Programs
Transfer programs leading to the Baccalaureate Degree are offered in the following areas:
Associate in Arts
Computer Management Information Science
Associate in Science
Agricultural Business & Economics
Education (Early Childhood & Elementary)
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Surveying & Geomatics
The programs of study listed in both the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science sections of the catalog are curriculum guides designed to aid the student in completing the freshman and sophomore level requirements in the designated field. The State of Alabama, by legislative mandate, has an articulation agreement among two-year and four-year public colleges and universities that guarantees half of the hours required in any bachelor-level degree may be earned at Coastal Alabama Community College as long as the courses taken are in the approved program template. Program templates are developed and approved by the State Articulation and Transfer Committee and are available via the Committee’s online transfer guide calledSTARS. To access the approved program templates, go to www.CoastalAlabama.edu, scroll over “Students” and click “STARS” and search for area of major by name.
The major curriculum guides listed in the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science sections of Coastal Alabama Community College’s catalog are in compliance with the STARS templates at the time of publication. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TRANSFER INSTITUTION.
Students should consult the catalog of the transfer institution and work with their assigned advisor at Coastal Alabama Community College to select courses prior to registration for each term. Variations between the program of study required by the transfer institution and the requirements of Coastal Alabama Community College may be resolved through conferences with the student’s academic advisor and with the approval of the appropriate supervisor in the Instructional Office. Students must initiate resolution of variations between programs of study and should start first with their assigned academic advisor. To ensure compliance with graduation requirements, during the third term of a four-term program and prior to early registration for the fourth term, Coastal Alabama Community College students should apply for graduation in the Registrar’s Office. The student will receive a graduation check sheet verifying the courses needed to complete graduation requirements and should register for listed classes the last term. Students must pay all fees owed prior to graduation. Students should contact the Registrar’s Office for further details.