Associate of Arts Degree
NLC's online Associate of Arts degree will provide students with the foundation to succeed in any of NLC's bachelor degree programs or any other 4-year university.
The Associate of Arts degree requires students to complete a total of 60 credit hours, including 18 credit hours (courses are 3 credits each) in NLC courses. AA students must also meet program requirements that include Core Curriculum and General Education courses.
In addition to the required 18 credits at NLC, students may earn credit through a combination of transfer credit from an accredited college or university, ACE-certified apprenticeships, ACE-accredited courses or training, CLEP testing, military credits, partnership credits, and credit for lifelong learning experience through NLC's Prior Learning Assessment.
- High School Transcript or GED
Applications for the Associate of Arts degree for the fall semester are available now!
The first courses within the Associate of Arts degree will be offered during NLC's fall semester beginning September 3, 2013. A variety of courses will be offered during each of our three annual semesters starting in September, January and May.
Required Core Courses
NLC Pathways: Becoming a Successful Online Learner
Effective Writing (or the equivalent)
Bibliography and Research
U.S. History: Work, Workers, and the Building of the American Nation
U.S. Government (or the equivalent)
General Education Courses (1 course in each topic below)