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Associate in Arts (AA) Degree

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The following table includes online courses which may be used to meet the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree requirements at North Iowa Area Community College.

Important: In order to earn an Associate Degree from NIACC, you will need a total of 60 semester hours of credit, half (30) of which must be credit offered by NIACC.

AA Degree Requirement Semester Hours
Communications 8 s.h.
Composition I (Communication Skills I) 3 s.h.
Composition II (Communication Skills II) 3 s.h.
Public Speaking 2 s.h.
Humanities 8 s.h.
U.S. (American) History to 1877 3 s.h
U.S. (American) History since 1877 3 s.h
Art History I 3 s.h.
Art History II 3 s.h.
Poetry and Drama 3 s.h.
Short Story and Novel 3 s.h
Natural Sciences 8 s.h.
Calculus 3 s.h.
Health and Nutrition 3 s.h.
Introduction to Chemistry 4 s.h.
Introductory Biology (Biological Principles) 3 s.h.
Math for Liberal Arts (Math for Decision Making) 3 s.h.
Nutrition 3 s.h.
Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
Social Sciences 8 s.h.
American National Government (Intro to American Government) 3 s.h.
International Relations 3 s.h.
Introduction to Psychology (General Psychology) 3 s.h.
Developmental Psychology (Human Growth and Development) 3 s.h.
Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Microeconomics 3 s.h.
Marriage and Family 3 s.h.
Personal Finance 3 s.h.
Distributed Requirement
Choose from courses above (under Communications, Humanities,
Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences)
8 s.h.
Electives 20 s.h.
Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
Principles of Accounting II 3 s.h.
Beginning Web Page Development 3 s.h.
Building Codes and Standards 2 s.h.
Business Communications 3 s.h.
Business Law I 3 s.h.
Business Law II 3 s.h.
Career Decision Making 2 s.h.
Child Growth and Development 3 s.h.
Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 s.h.
Computer Business Applications 3 s.h.
Computer Literacy 1 s.h.
Creativity, Innovation and Opportunity Analysis 2 s.h.
Criminal Justice, Intro to 3 s.h.
Criminal Law 3 s.h.
Cultural Anthropology 3 s.h.
Intro to Early Childhood Education 3 s.h.
Early Childhood Guidance 3 s.h.
Employment Strategies 1 s.h.
Electronic Portfolio 3 s.h.
Evidence 3 s.h.
General Insurance 3 s.h.
Home and School Relationships in Early Childhood 3 s.h.
Human Relations 3 s.h.
Information Data Assurance 3 s.h.
Insurance, Property and Casualty 3 s.h.
Insurance; Life, Health and Disability 3 s.h.
Internet Law 3 s.h.
Introduction to Computers and Information Systems 3 s.h.
Introduction to E-Commerce 3 s.h.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 s.h.
Intro to Keyboarding (Keyboarding Level I) 1 s.h.
Java 4 s.h.
Keyboarding Skill Development (Keyboarding Level II) 1 s.h.
Laboratory Tests 1 s.h.
Management Information Systems 3 s.h.
Marketing, Principles of 3 s.h.
Media Experience 3 s.h.
Medical Terminology I 3 s.h.
Medical Terminology II 3 s.h.
Microsoft Access 1 s.h.
Microsoft Outlook 1 s.h.
Networks, Building Multi Layer Switched 4 s.h.
Networks, Building Scalable 4 s.h.
Networks, Implementing Secure Wide Area 4 s.h.
Networks, Optimizing Converged 4 s.h.
Personal Information Management 2 s.h
Basic Presentation Software (Microsoft PowerPoint) 1 s.h.
Basic Pharmacology 2 s.h.
Programming, Intro to 4 s.h.
PTA Terminology (Physical Therapy Assistant) 1 s.h.
Principles of Banking 3 s.h.
Project Management, Fundamentals 4 s.h.
Project Management, Software 2 s.h.
Principles of Selling 3 s.h.
Successful Entrepreneur, The 2 s.h.
Supervision, Principles of 3 s.h.
Visual Communication 3 s.h.
Web Animation 3 s.h.
Web Design 3 s.h.
Web Development I 3 s.h.
Basic Word Processing 2 s.h.
Ed2Go classes (Up to 3 semesters hour of Ed2Go online
courses can be applied toward a degree. Each course is 1 s.h.)
3 s.h.

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