Academic Programs

The Academic Programs division of Rowan-Cabarrus provides instruction in three general areas: the applied sciences, general education, and college transfer. The Academic Programs division of the College also provides academic support through learning and technological resource services. Additionally, Rowan-Cabarrus programs for high school students provide added connections to residents of our two counties.

College Transfer (AA, AFA in Visual Arts, AS)

Sometimes starting off at a large four-year college or university is not the right choice for students. Whether they want to save money, live closer to home, enhance their study and learning skills or just enjoy the perks of attending a smaller institution, the Rowan-Cabarrus transfer programs are an excellent stepping stone to a four-year degree. Rowan-Cabarrus offers transfer programs in three areas: Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, and Associate in Science. Students who complete a transfer degree may earn up to 60 semester hours to transfer to a University of North Carolina System institution. Students may also earn credit hours to transfer to private colleges and universities. For a smooth transfer, students should coordinate with their chosen college or university to determine which courses they should complete.

College Connections for High School Students

Career and College Promise offers qualified Rowan County and Cabarrus County high school students structured opportunities to dually enroll in community college courses, thus providing pathways leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as providing entry-level job skills. Rowan-Cabarrus in collaboration with Cabarrus County Schools, Kannapolis City Schools, and the Rowan-Salisbury School System hosts three Early College High Schools for students to complete an associate degree or earn up to two years of college credit within five years.