Associate degree in general education for so/sb ratings

In order to support Naval Special Operations Forces and after a review of the Special Warfare Operator and Special Warfare Boat Operator ratings, FTCC grants SWCC and SEAL graduates a minimum of 48 credit hours towards an Associate Degree in General Education for FTCC.

Credits are awarded based on military training that has been determined to be college level learning.  With completion of 16 credit hours of General Education classes, you can earn your degree in as little as one semester!

The following five courses must be completed to be awarded the Associate in General Education and are available in person or online:

Navy Special Operations (CENSEALSWCC) credit toward Associate in General Education degree maps:

SB2 - Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman

SB3 - Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman

SO2 - U.S. Navy SEAL

SO3 - U.S. Navy SEAL


Transfer Agreements

FTCC fulfills the requirements for an associate's degree that is regionally accredited, nationally recognized and fully transferable to many four year bachelor's degree programs. Below are just some of the transfer agreements we have with four-year institutions:

Norwich University
BS Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis
BS Criminal Justice

Kaplan University
BS Business Management
BS Criminal Justice
BS Communication
BS Information Technology
BS Psychology
BS Political Science
BS Health Services
BS Health and Wellness

The George Washington University
BS Health Sciences in Clinical Health Sciences

University of North Carolina - Pembroke
BIS Interdisciplinary Studies
BA Criminal Justice
BS Exercise and Sports Science

University of Charleston
BS Organizational Leadership

Western Carolina University
BS Emergency Medicine

East Carolina University
BA Multidisciplinary Studies (Eastern Emphasis)
BA Multidisciplinary Studies (Eastern Religions Emphasis)
BS Business Education in Information Technologies
BS Industrial Distribution and Logistics
BS Industrial Technology

For additional information regarding any of these programs, or to check for newly added schools or programs, please visit

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Cynthia Crisostomo-Rivera
FTCC Military Service Specialist
Bragg Training and Education Center, F Wing
4520 Knox Street, Building 1-3571
Fort Bragg, NC
(910) 678-1050


Bill Buckner
Associate Vice President for Military and Veteran Programs
Bragg Training and Education Center, F Wing
4520 Knox Street, Building 1-3571
Fort Bragg, NC
(910) 678-1094