The Associate of Arts degree is designed to assist students preparing to transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree. Completing HFC's Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree helps students transfer to a four-year degree program while providing a broad sampling of academic disciplines typical in the first two years of undergraduate study. By studying these disciplines -- humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences -- to meet the requirements of the Michigan Transfer Agreement, students gain a solid foundation for continued study at the bachelor's degree level. Students may choose one of several pathways to focus on a particular discipline, or they may select classes that fulfill specific requirements at an intended transfer institution. Please consult with an advisor or counselor to learn more about transfer opportunities.
- Demonstrate readiness to transfer into a Bachelor’s Degree program through completion of the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).
- Civil Society and Culture: Compare and contrast the United States with other nations or world regions, addressing social (economic, political and cultural) issues, patterns of diversity, or aspects of inequality.
- Communication: Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using Standard English, through written and verbal communication.
- Computer Technology: Demonstrate skills for computer technology, including internet, network and advanced file operations. Skills will include organizing, managing, and presenting data using office productivity software. Students will also identify security and integrity threats and identify unethical actions within their social or professional environments.
- Critical Thinking/Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions. Students will also demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing, and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations.
- Quantitative Literacy: Apply quantitative skills to analyze situations and make decisions in a variety of contexts.
See General Education Requirements for details.