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ERIC Number: ED433901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Are AA Majors Right for the Community College?
Robinson, Shawn
The associate of arts (AA) major was implemented at Valencia Community College (VCC) in Florida as one of the goals set by an ACE-Kellogg roundtable for 1997. This degree was proposed with the intent of assisting students in making better decisions about choosing careers, majors, and courses. The AA major is equivalent to the current AA degree offered throughout Florida; the difference is that students choosing the AA major will have to decide on a baccalaureate major, which in turn guides the elective courses to be taken. The AA major will continue to provide the basic college-transfer requirements, with the electives being driven by the student's chosen major. These majors can be changed at the four-year university, or a student can choose a non-major, general studies AA. While some students who have a clear career direction can use the software program CyberAdviser to see several scenarios for classes they need to transfer into a degree program at a four-year university, some students will need more extensive advising and assistance. The advising program will need to be enhanced to include training for advisers and the establishment of workshops for students who wish to explore career options. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A