AAS Transfer Plans

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees completed at a North Carolina Community College are not necessarily designed to transfer to four-year institutions. However, ECU believes every NCCCS student should have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree.


Many of our majors already have Bi-lateral agreements with specific community colleges or other AAS transfer pathways offering smoother transfer to ECU. You can explore those below.

For programs without bi-lateral agreements or pathways, we’ve put together some example plans.

AAS degrees are not uniform from college to college; therefore, these plans may not align exactly with your current program of study at your community college but can show you how close you are to a bachelor’s degree with ECU.

Example AAS Transfer Plans

*Interior Design, AAS students may also pursue the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.

Check back as we continue to create new AAS Transfer plans, or explore how close you are to a degree with ECU through the ECU Credit Connector (launching June 1st).


Bi-lateral Agreements

Available Bi-Lateral Agreements are listed by degree type, then by community college partnership.

Associate in Arts, General Business Administration to  General Business Administration, BSBA
Biotechnology, AAS to  Biology, BA/BS
Criminal Justice Technology, AAS to  Criminal Justice, BS
General Business Administration, AAS to  General Business Administration, BSBA
Health Information Technology, AAS to  Health Information Management, BS
Hospitality Management, AAS to  Hospitality Management, BS


Other AAS Transfer Pathways


BS in Industrial Technology (BSIT) Transfer Program

This program is designed for students who complete an AAS in approved industrial, business, and/or technical fields, to complete a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, with the following concentration choices:

  • Architectural Design Technology
  • Mechanical Design Technology
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Information & Cybersecurity Technology
  • Industrial Management
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Bioprocess Manufacturing
  • Health Information Technology

As of June 2022, there are 71 approved AAS degrees that qualify for this program!

Students must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA from all previous colleges, as well as have completed an ENGL 1100 equivalent. Other requirements vary by concentration.

To view these options, as well as get more information about the BSIT Transfer Program, click here.