Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 65

Section Nine
The College offers the following instructional programs and services in keeping with its
philosophy and purpose.
Transfer Programs.
Two-Year Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree and Associate of
Science (A.S.) Degree.
(a) College Transfer Program
- Freshman and sophomore courses are offered for
most bachelor degree objectives for students who intend to transfer after two years
to a senior institution. Students in transfer programs of study follow a Core
Curriculum established by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
The core curriculum is designed to facilitate the transfer of credit among the schools
within the University System.
All A.A. and A.S. degrees shall be transfer degrees leading to the baccalaureate
degree, with the area of study determining which degree is awarded. Other than the
distinction between the A.A. and A.S. designation, these degrees carry no indication
of the student's area of study (major). Absent the approval of the Senior Vice
Chancellor for Academic Affairs, no A.A. or A.S. degree program shall exceed 60
semester credit hours (exclusive of physical education activity/basic health or
orientation course hours that the institution may require.)
(b) General Studies
- Undecided or Unspecified Major Programs. If students are
undecided as to their major, or major is not otherwise listed but a transfer program is
desired, they are advised to follow this program. Students interested in social science
or humanities programs may also choose to pursue a degree in liberal arts.
Career Programs.
The two-year Associate of Science Degree is offered in
programs, which require two years of specialized training in an Health Sciences
career. These include Cancer Registry Management, Cardiovascular Technician,
Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Services,
Health Information Technology, Histotechnology,
Human Services Technology,
Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical
Therapist Assistant, and Respiratory Care.
The two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree is offered in programs
which require two years of specialized training in a career or occupational specialty
and are designed to prepare students for immediate employment.
Programs shall include a minimum of 21 semester credit hours of general education.
This coursework must include components designed to develop oral and written
communication, reading computational skills, fundamental mathematics skills and the
basic use of computers. At least one course from each of the following areas is
required: the humanities/fine arts, the social/behavioral sciences, and natural
Certificate Programs.
The College is authorized to award certificates for
completion of the following one-year programs: Accounting, Addiction Counseling,
Business Computer Systems, Church Music, Emergency Medical Services, Graphic
Design, Health and Physical Education, Histotechnology, Instructional Technology,
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