arts and science

what is arts and sciences?

Several of the degrees and diplomas offered in the Arts & Sciences area are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. 

An Associate in Arts degree provides a general education for students who wish to continue their studies at a four-year institution.  It promotes a comprehensive view of the liberal arts with an appropriate balance of knowledge in the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.  For information regarding this degree, contact Lonnie Griffin, 910.678.8302, griffinl@faytechcc.edu or Karis King, 910.678.8543, kingk@faytechcc.edu

Pre-majors offered in Associate in Arts include Associate in Arts - Pre-major in Psychology and Associate in Arts - Pre-major in Social Work.  For information regarding these degrees, contact Anne Greene, 910.678.8511, greenea@faytechcc.edu

An Associate in Science degree provides a concentration in mathematics and physical and life sciences.  While this program emphasizes critical analysis and the judgmental skills inherent in the disciplines of science and mathematics, the curriculum also promotes an understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities. For information regarding this degree, contact Cameron Harmon, 910.678.9882, harmonm@faytechcc.edu

The pre-major offered in Associate in Science is the Associate in Science - Pre-major in Engineering.  For information regarding this degree, contact Beymer Bevill, 910.678.8216, bevillb@faytechcc.edu

An Associate in Fine Arts degree is designed for students who have selected art as a life-long interest or career.  The Associate in Fine Arts degree is offered with four concentrations: General, Art, Drama and Music/Music Education. Graduates will be able to transfer to art programs at four-year institutions or pursue careers in their area of specialization. For information regarding these degrees, contact Seán McDaniel, 910.678.0042, mcdanies@faytechcc.edu

Associate in Applied Science:  The Advertising and Graphic Design degree/certificates  are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession, which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials. For information regarding this degree, contact Victor Forrester, 910.678.8231, forrestv@faytechcc.edu

The Associate in General Education degree program is designed for students who wish to broaden their overall knowledge in a variety of subjects, such as English, history, and science.  Course are not selected to train the student in one area of knowledge.  Due to its great flexibility, this degree is not specifically designed for college transfer to other institutions, although some courses may be transferable on a case-by-case basis.  For information regarding this degree, contact Chris Diorietes, 910.678.8443, diorietc@faytechcc.edu 

The Interpreter Education (Sign Language) degree is offered in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College.  Learn to communicate and interpret for the deaf community through this unique program, utilizing the North Carolina Information Highway and online courses.  For information regarding this degree, contact José Cruz, 910.678.8546, cruzj@faytechcc.edu

Why arts & sciences?

Greater flexibility - AA and AS degrees do not require you to determine a major, and in fact, a degree in liberal arts will give you the flexibility to postpone your decision (as you discover your passion) and have a better idea of what you want to focus on.  But, if you do have a target in mind, there may be an opportunity for a pre-major or dual enrollment with a 4- year college of your choice. 

Save time and money - Earning your AA or AS degree is much more inexpensive than beginning at a four-year institution. 

Increase your income - Like any college degree, an associate degree will open doors to higher income potential and promotions.