General Education | AA - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
General Education | AA

General Education | AA

Associate of Arts
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options

The Associate of Arts degree provides students with a learning foundation in communications, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. While the A.A. degree program offers opportunities for personal enrichment and career enhancement, it is primarily designed to enable students to transfer to a four-year college or university for the purpose of earning a baccalaureate degree. Courses leading to the A.A. degree are also designed for students interested in preprofessional studies for such fields as law, political science, education, and social science.

Students who intend to transfer credits to another college or university are responsible for identifying the specific program requirements at the transfer institution. In order to meet specific program requirements, the student should coordinate his/her sequence of courses with a WITCC academic advisor and transfer staff from the destination institution. Current catalogs for most U.S. colleges and universities are available online.

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Jennifer Conley
Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

Required Classes for General Education | AA

SDV-108 College Experience 1
ENGLISH AND SPEECH (9 credits required)  
ENG-105 Composition I 3
ENG-106 Composition II 3
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3
MAT-111 Math for Liberal Arts 4
MAT-117 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
MAT-121 College Algebra 4
Or approved higher level course. See advisor for course selections.
BIO-105 Introductory Biology 4
BIO-125 Plant Biology 4
BIO-163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
ENV-111 Environmental Science 4
PHS-120 Exploring Physical Science 4
Or approved higher level course in these subjects. See advisor for course selections.
DIVERSITY (3 credits required)  
SOC 108 Fundamentals of Diversity OR 3
SOC-212 Diversity 3
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POL-111 American National Government 3
POL-112 American State and Local Government 3
POL-121 International Relations 3
POL-125 Comparative Government and Politics 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC-120 Marriage and Family 3
Take one additional course from Social and Political Sciences above or from History and Diverse Cultures:
ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology 3
GEO-121 World Regional Geography 3
HIS-110 Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern 3
HIS-111 Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present 3
HIS-151 US History to 1877 3
HIS-152 US History Since 1877 3
HIS-211 Modern Asian History 3
LIT-150 World Literature 3
SOC-200 Minority Group Relations 3
SOC-210 Men, Women and Society 3
HUMANITIES (9 credits required)  
ART-101 Art Appreciation 3
ART-203 Art History I 3
ART-204 Art History II 3
DRA-101 Introduction to Theatre 3
DRA-112 American Film 3
ENG-221 Creative Writing 3
FLF-141 Elementary French I 4
FLF-142 Elementary French II 4
FLG-141 Elementary German I 4
FLG-142 Elementary German II 4
FLS-141 Elementary Spanish I 4
HUM-101 Introduction to the Humanities 3
HUM-220 Mythology 3
LIT-101 Introduction to Literature 3
LIT-133 Minority Voices in U.S. Literature 3
LIT-185 Contemporary Literature 3
MMS-101 Mass Media 3
MUS-100 Music Appreciation 3
MUS-202 World Music 3
PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHI-111 Basic Reasoning 3
REL-101 Survey of World Religions 3
REL-150 Introduction to the Bible 3
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication 3
Take 2 additional courses from any of these areas:
Communication, Mathematics, Laboratory Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities
See your advisor to select appropriate elective courses to complete 64 total credit hours to complete the degree. Developmental courses (courses numbered less than 100) do not apply toward the degree. Up to 16 Career and Technical Credit hours may be used toward the degree. See your advisor for further information.
Computer Literacy/Technology - Suggested Elective
Computer literacy is critical to your success as a college student. It is strongly recommended that you consider your competency in computer applications. Some major programs at transfer institutions may require a computer applications course. Consult with your advisor regarding this suggested course.
CSC-110 Introduction to Computers 3

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Sima Dabir M.S.
Sima Dabir M.S.
Associate Dean of Arts & Science
Sioux City Campus, Room L317

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,608.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,672.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.