Associate in Science (with the exception of pre-nursing)

For admission into the Associate in Science Degree (AS) program, applicants must meet general college admission requirements and submit an official transcript showing evidence of the following high school or college level courses with a preferred grade of “C” or higher:

  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Applicants are advised to review the admission criteria for any program for which they may be preparing for transfer and plan accordingly to satisfy those requirements. Admission into one program does not guarantee admission into another.

Pre-Nursing Track - Admissions 

The admissions requirements for the Pre-Nursing program are the same as the requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. 

The Pre-Nursing track is designed to spread the major courses over a longer period of time to promote successful completion. The curriculum plan includes 2 semesters (excludes summer sessions) of general coursework. 

Students admitted to the Pre-Nursing Track will be guaranteed a space in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Cabarrus College on a space available basis after the following conditions have been met: 

  • All courses in the Pre-Nursing Track have been completed by prior transfer credit (for applicable courses) or by completion at Cabarrus College. BIO 100, BIO 210, and BIO 220 must be completed at Cabarrus College (transfer credit is not accepted) with a grade of “87” or higher on the first attempt 
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher achieved for all courses taken at Cabarrus College 
  • Evidence of completion of a state approved Nurse Aide I course within the last 14 months or be on the current N.C. NA I registry prior to enrolling in the first nursing course. A list of state approved programs is available at successful completion of BLS for Healthcare Providers 

Students who are not accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing Program at the completion of the Pre-Nursing track may change to the Life Sciences Track to complete an Associate in Science Degree or request to change their major to another associate degree program at Cabarrus College.