Transfer from Blue Ridge
The College Transfer Program allows students at Blue Ridge Community College to complete up to two years of course work toward a bachelor's degree, then transfer to a 4-year college or university.
BRCC offers a variety of transfer courses that satisfy the general-education requirements at colleges and universities in North Carolina, as well as throughout the United States. The program enables students at BRCC to transfer as juniors once they have been accepted into the University of North Carolina system.
Associate in Arts Articulated Programs
Associate in Arts - Articulated Programs (AP) are agreements between North Carolina community colleges, as well as South Carolina community colleges, within commuting distance from the greater Hendersonville area. Articulated programs have been developed for students to begin their studies at BRCC and then transfer to a specific institution associated with the articulated program.
These curricula comply with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. It meets the requirements for the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the North Carolina University System and the Community College System.
Transfer Program: Accounting (AP with Western Carolina University's Accounting Program)
Dental Hygiene (AP with Greenville Tech)
Early Childhood Development (AP with East Tennessee State University)
School-Age Education: Arts Track (AP with East Tennessee State University)
School-Age Education: Science Track (AP with East Tennessee State University)
School-Age Education: Arts and Science Tracks (Articulation Agreement with Mars Hill College)
Occupational Therapy Assistant (AP with Greenville Tech)
Physical Therapist Assistant (Articulated Program with Greenville Tech)
Blue Ridge Community College also has the following specific transfer/articulation agreements to facilitate further education for graduates.
Bladen Community College: Interpreter Education
Brunswick Community College: Interpreter Education
Fayetteville Technical College: Interpreter Education
Southeastern Community College: Interpreter Education
One-Plus-One Transfer Agreements (1 year at Blue Ridge, 1 year at the second institution)
Dental Hygiene: Greenville (SC) Technical College
Occupational Therapy Assistant: Greenville (SC) Technical College
Physical Therapist Assistant: Greenville (SC) Technical College
Two-Plus-Two and Transfer Agreements (2 years at Blue Ridge, 2 years at the second institution)
Appalachian State University: Fermentation Sciences
East Carolina University: Early Childhood Education
East Tennessee State University: Early Childhood Education (licensure or non-licensure)
Mars Hill College: Binary Education Agreement for Elementary Education, Special Education, Integrated Education, Middle Grades, and ESL, Nursing
UNC-Greensboro: Nursing, Business Administration - Business Administration/Marketing and Retailing, Early Childhood Education
UNC-Wilmington: Early Childhood Education
Western Carolina University: Accounting, Theater, Speech and Theater Arts, Electronics Engineering Technology, Telecommunications Engineering Technology, Kindergarten (teacher licensure), Elementary Education, Nursing (RIBN program)
Wingate University: Pharmacy
Reasons to Choose BRCC for Your First Two Years of College
Broaden Your Horizons
Here at Blue Ridge college transfer students choose courses from within a variety of academic disciplines. Because they gain exposure to ideas and fields of study that they might otherwise avoid, students often are pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoy and want to pursue study in areas they thought they would dislike.
Learn from Caring Instructors in Small Classes
Here at Blue Ridge you are a person, not a number. Our faculty is not only qualified and knowledgeable in their subject area, but they are genuinely concerned about student success. Our primary focus at Blue Ridge is in helping students master the new skills and new knowledge needed in order to achieve their goals. Typically, our classes here at Blue Ridge are small. Rarely do seated classes have more than 30 students, and often no more than 15 - 20. This is very different in most major universities where lecture classes often occur in an auditorium with 300 other students.
Transfer as a Junior and Save Money
Under the NC Articulation Agreement for Community Colleges, college transfer students who complete the Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees from a NC Community College can transfer into NC state institutions (and a number of private institutions) as juniors, as long as they meet all other admissions requirements. Your first two years will be a bargain as you pay the modest tuition of Blue Ridge Community College.
Have Some Fun!
Our students are from widely diverse backgrounds and range in age from 15 to 87, with the average age being 26. This kind of variety of knowledge and experience within the classroom makes for an exciting atmosphere. As well, there are campus-wide student activities and a number of student clubs and honor societies just like on any other college campus.
Use the Most Up-To-Date Technology
Our well-equipped computer labs and digital media opportunities give our students the edge on emerging technologies. Also, we have classes available on line, as hybrid classes, or with an online presence.
Have Something to Show for Your Effort
You can leave Blue Ridge Community College with a degree -- the Associate in Arts, the Associate in Science, or the Associate in Fine Arts -- and a diploma. Employers and colleges alike recognize that students who finish degrees are serious about their education and determined to complete what they start.
Make Friends and Networking Connections
Blue Ridge Community College students get to know each other. Often the kind of relationships formed here end up being a help to a student's long-term career goals.
Find Second Chances and New Beginnings
Blue Ridge Community College IS the place for New Beginnings. Students who have previous struggled with school, or those who seek new challenges and new careers often come to realize their gifts and talents in our small, caring environment.