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Associate in General Education (A.G.E.) Degree
Students in the General Education Program receive the Associate in General Education degree (AGE) upon completion of 64 credit hours. The flexible AGE program is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. The two-year AGE program provides students opportunities to study English, literature, fine arts, philosophy, social science, science and mathematics at the college level and to explore technical areas of study.
At Durham Technical Community College, the program director and academic advisors work one-on-one with AGE students to individualize their plans of study to fit their academic needs.
The AGE program is not structured to fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year college or university.
The Associate in General Education with a Health Career Concentration may be used for several purposes, including students with related technical certificates/degrees who are interested in a terminal degree to enhance their employment opportunities, those who wish to transfer to a Health Career major at a four-year institution, or students who are taking courses in preparation for graduate study in a Health Career field. This AGE degree framework is meant as a guide and, if students plan to transfer, they should not assume that it addresses unique requirements set by their university of choice. It is the studentsí responsibility to become aware of individual requirements of senior institutions.