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University Partnerships

Randolph Community College collaborates with area four-year colleges and universities to offer courses in particular disciplines, creating an opportunity for students to complete a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree through special partnerships with universities across North Carolina. 

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

The agreement has been established to maximize students' transfer of credit from Randolph Community College (RCC) toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Imaging at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. RCC graduates who meet the following criteria will be eligible to enter the program:

  • cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • either current active registry or registry eligible status with the ARRT;
  • two professional references, with one from a current supervisor or imaging faculty
    member.

East Carolina University

East Carolina University (ECU) and Randolph Community College (RCC) entered into a co-admission agreement designed to improve transfer student access and success through a collaborative baccalaureate degree completion program.

Requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled in an Early College, Career and College Promise program or be in their first year of community college enrollment prior to applying for Pirate Promise.
  • Submit a completed Pirate Promise application for the available entry term.
  • Commit to full-time status (a minimum of 12 semester hours) at RCC unless the student is enrolled in an Early College or Career and College Promise program.
  • Students must complete the degree requirements at RCC for an Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education (AAS), Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) for the B.S. Industrial Technology or B.S. Construction Management programs.
  • Prior to registering for ECU classes, students must submit an admissions application and official transcripts, provide immunization documentation, complete the Campus Safety Questions, and meet admissions requirements as stated in the ECU Undergraduate Catalog.

Fayetteville State University

This dual degree articulation agreement assures students at Randolph Community College (RCC) that if they complete all courses outlined in the dual degree plan with a grade of C or better, they will receive an associate's degree from RCC and a bachelor's degree from Fayetteville State University (FSU) in the specified discipline.

To qualify for this program, an individual must complete an associate's degree at RCC, submit all application materials to FSU, and meet all requirements for transfer admissions. Upon receipt of the student's transcript, FSU will award transfer credit for all courses included in the dual degree plan in which the student earned a final grade of C or higher. For more information, please contact RCC’s department head for Accounting and Business Administration.

Accounting Degree Completion Plan

Business Administration Degree Completion Plan

This agreement furthers the efforts of both institutions to meet the educational needs of the citizens of North Carolina and to work cooperatively to improve access to higher education in their respective service districts. This agreement will pertain to those Randolph Community College students who earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree in Fire Protection Technology (A55240) through Randolph Community College, and who seek to complete their Bachelor of Science Degree through the Fayetteville State University Fire and Emergency Services Administration Program.

Gardner-Webb University

The purpose of this Pathway Agreement is to articulate the requirements and procedures to facilitate graduates from Randolph Community College’s Associate in Applied Science in Human Services Technology and Associate in Applied Science in Human Services Technology-Substance Abuse in pursuing the corresponding degree of Bachelor of Science with Gardner-Webb University’s Degree Completion Program. Students accepted at Garner-Webb University must comply with all applicable academic regulations as listed in the Online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program Catalog.

Lees-McRae

This agreement furthers the efforts of both institutions to meet the educational needs of the citizens of North Carolina and to work cooperatively to improve access to higher education in their respective services districts. This agreement will pertain to those Randolph Community College students who earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Human Services Technology and Human Services Technology with a concentration in Addiction and Recovery Services through Randolph Community College, and who seek to complete their Bachelor of Arts and Applied Science degree through the Lees-McRae Human Services program.

Methodist University

This agreement between Methodist University and Randolph Community College will provide access to the Methodist University Online Programs for RCC students, faculty, and staff. It is intended to provide a seamless transfer of credits to the Online Programs offered by Methodist University. Educational discounts or scholarships may be available.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

This agreement has been established to facilitate the transfer of students graduating from Randolph Community College (RCC) with an Associate in Applied Science in Agribusiness Technology to NC A & T into the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education (Professional Services) Program or Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education (Secondary Education) Program. For more information, please contact the RCC Department Head for Agribusiness Technology.

North Carolina Central University

This agreement has been established between Randolph Community College and North Carolina Central University for students who complete the required hours for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Criminal Justice. Students who complete the AAS degree in Criminal Justice will be awarded transfer credit as outlined in the NCCU Degree Plan for Criminal Justice. For more information, please contact RCC’s department head for Criminal Justice.

North Carolina Wesleyan College

This agreement has been established to promote an easy transition for qualified transfer students from Randolph Community College to North Carolina Wesleyan University to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Upon successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Criminal Justice degree, articulated credits will be awarded toward the bachelor’s degree at North Carolina Wesleyan University. For more information, please contact RCC’s department head for Criminal Justice.

Pfeiffer University

This agreement is intended to create a pathway for the seamless transfer of credits upon graduation from Randolph Community College and admission into Pfeiffer University. Pfeiffer University and Randolph Community College recognize and value high-quality educational opportunities for transfer students in the region. The programs listed below are available for consideration:

  • A.S. to B.S. in Biology - General
  • A.S. to B.S. in Biology - Biomedical Science
  • A.S. to B.S. in Biology - Forensic Science
  • A.S. to B.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • A.A. to B.A. in Elementary Education
  • A.A. to B.A. in Elementary Education (Online)
  • A.A. to B.A. in Psychology
  • A.A. or A.S. in Teacher Preparation to B.A. in Elementary Education
  • A.A. or A.S. in Teacher Preparation to B.A. in Elementary Education (Online)
  • A.A.S. in Accounting & Finance to B.S. in Accounting
  • A.A.S. in Advertising & Graphic Design to B.A. in Visual Communications
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology to B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology to B.S. in Criminal Justice (Online)
  • A.A.S. in Nursing to B.S in Nursing

University of Mount Olive

The University of Mount Olive Bridge program (UMO Promise) is a partnership between UMO and Randolph Community College. The UMO Promise partnership will enhance educational opportunities and facilitate a seamless transfer of graduates from RCC Associate Degree programs, to UMO Bachelor Degree programs. Specific pathways have been developed for RCC’s Associate in Applied Science Agribusiness Technology. For more information, please see RCC’s Department Head for Agribusiness Technology.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

This program-specific agreement has been established to improve access toward completion of a bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture. RCC graduates will be admitted as candidates for the articulation program in Interior Architecture. A maximum of 64 hours of credit can be earned and awarded for transfer from RCC. Students transferring with at least 60 hours will be classified as Junior status. RCC Interior Design graduates with 64 semester hours of credit accepted from RCC will have no more than 63 semester hours of credit remaining for degree completion. Based on a portfolio review, an Interior Design graduate from RCC may be awarded credit for additional hours toward degree completion.

RCC is a partner in the Transfer Promise which allows our students a seamless transfer, as well as:

  • Enhanced scholarship opportunities.
  • Specially designed curricula that save you time and money by aligning your current study program with UNCG’s.
  • Dedicated UNCG advisors on-site at your campus.
  • An even easier pathway to earning your four-year degree.

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

This agreement has been established between the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Randolph Community College for students who complete the required hours for the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice. For more information, please contact RCC's department head for Criminal Justice.

This agreement has been established between the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) and Randolph Community College (RCC) for students who complete the required hours for the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation and/or Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation. from RCC to UNCP to complete a major in the Educator Preparation Program. For more information, please contact Maria Lebaron in RCC’s College Transfer Division. 

University of North Carolina Wilmington

This agreement between Randolph Community College (RCC) and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) provides guaranteed access for students transferring between UNCW and the North Carolina Community College System. To be eligible, students must meet UNCW Admissions requirements and comply with university admission policy. Students who wish to participate in the program should sign up through the UNCW admissions website. Students will still need to apply to transfer by the priority deadline for their desired term.

Western Carolina University

This agreement between Randolph Community College (RCC) and Western Carolina University (WSU) allows graduates of the RCC Criminal Justice Technology Program to transfer credit toward a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Upon transfer to WSU, students from RCC must comply with all applicable academic regulations as listed in the Western Carolina Undergraduate Catalog. For more information, please contact RCC’s department head for Criminal Justice.

Western Carolina University (WCU) and Randolph Community College (RCC) will create and administer a program on each Party’s campus called the Catamount Connections Program: A Direct-Entry Admission Program (the “Program”). This agreement between Randolph Community College and Western Carolina University allows currently enrolled Randolph Community College students a direct-entry pathway to Western Carolina University available upon graduation from RCC. Interested students should reach out to John Parsons, Biology Instructor and Liaison to the Catamount Connection Program, at RCC.

North Carolina Community College System

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students. Please refer to the Associate in Arts and/or Associate in Science program layouts for further information. 

Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education at an NCICU Signatory Institution.  The ultimate goal of this agreement is the seamless articulation from the community college to the NCICU institution with minimal loss of credit or repetition of work.  

Uniform Articulation Agreement (Associate in Early Childhood)

The Early Childhood Education Articulation Agreement is a statewide academic progression agreement that will promote educational advancement opportunities for early childhood education (ECE) students matriculating from the North Carolina Community College System to the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in Birth-Kindergarten teaching licensure program or a bachelor’s degree in a related Early Education non-licensure program.

Uniform Articulation Agreement Psychology and Sociology

The Uniform Articulation Agreement in Psychology and Sociology between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education in psychology or sociology at an NCICU Signatory Institution.

This articulation agreement provides a degree plan which includes required Associate in Arts and Associate in Science courses that count towards Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and/or Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program options. Students who follow the degree plan will have 60 hours applied to certain NCICU Signatory Institutions. For a list of these institutions, please visit http://ncicu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Uniform_Psychology_Sociology_Agreement_Independents.pdf.

Uniform Articulation Agreement RN to BSN Programs
Uniform Articulation Agreement between The University of North Carolina RN to BSN Programs:

The Uniform Articulation Agreement promotes educational advancement opportunities for registered nurses moving between North Carolina Community Colleges and the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina in order to complete Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Uniform Articulation Agreement Between North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities RN to BSN Programs
The Uniform Articulation Agreement promotes educational advancement opportunities for registered nurses moving between North Carolina Community Colleges and the signatory campuses of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) in order to complete Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Uniform Articulation Agreement in Teacher Preparation Between the University of North Carolina System and the NCCCS 

The Uniform Articulation Agreement in Teacher Preparation between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) System is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education in teacher preparation at any public constituent institutions within of the University of North Carolina System. For a list of these colleges, please visit www.northcarolina.edu/institutions.

This articulation agreement describes a progression degree plan that includes required teacher education degree plans and pre-major courses that are acceptable to all state funded teacher education program options.  

Uniform Articulation Agreement in Teacher Preparation Between North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and the NCCCS 

The Uniform Articulation Agreement in Teacher Preparation between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education in teacher preparation at an NCICU Signatory Institution. 

This articulation agreement describes a progression degree plan that includes required teacher education degree plans and pre-major courses that are acceptable to all state funded teacher education program options. For a list of these institutions, please visit http://ncicu.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/AATP-ASTP-Articulation_NCICU-w-campus-sig-pgs-1-1.pdf.